THE DANCE AVENUE
1101 E. Army Post Road
Des Moines, IA 50315
515.256.0970 • thedanceavenue@hotmail.com

 

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TDA'S DRESS CODE

2019-2020


BABIES DANCE // PRE-SCHOOL DANCE // KINDER DANCE
BALLET SHOES: 
Capezio Child "Love Ballet" Leather Ballet Slippers
Color: Ballet Pink

TAP SHOES:
Capezio Child "Jr. Tyette" Ribbon Tie Tap Shoes
Color: Caramel

ATTIRE:
• Dancewear including: leotards, unitards, skirts, etc. tan, pink or white tights 
• Correct shoes 
• Hair pulled up and away from face

 

PRE-SCHOOL JAZZ // KINDER JAZZ
JAZZ SHOES: 
Bloch Small Child (or child) "Super Jazz" Slip-On Jazz Shoes
Color: Tan

ATTIRE:
• Dancewear including: leotards, unitards, skirts, etc. tan, pink or white tights 
• Correct shoes 
• Hair pulled up and away from face

PETITE DANCE // INTERMEDIATE DANCE
BALLET SHOES: 
Bloch Girls "Synchrony" Ballet Slippers
Color: Pink

TAP SHOES:
Bloch Child "Tap On" Buckle Tap Shoes
Color: Tan

ATTIRE:
• Dancewear including: leotards, tights, skirts, shorts, leggings, tank tops, sports bras, etc. 
• Correct shoes 
• Hair pulled up and away from face 
• No baggy sweatshirts, sweatpants, shorts or shirts

PETITE JAZZ // INTERMEDIATE JAZZ
JAZZ SHOES: 
Bloch Child "Super Jazz" Slip-On Jazz Shoes
Color: Tan

ATTIRE:
• Dancewear including: leotards, unitards, skirts, etc. tan, pink or white tights 
• Correct shoes 
• Hair pulled up and away from face

BOYS HIP HOP
SHOES: 
Any clean sneakers/tennis shoes
- required shoes may be assigned for purchase for recital performance

ATTIRE:
• Any loose athletic clothing 
• Correct shoes 
• Hats are allowed

KINDER HIP HOP // PETITE HIP HOP

INTERMEDIATE HIP HOP
HIP HOP SHOES: 
Any clean sneakers/tennis shoes
- required shoes may be assigned for purchase for recital performance

ATTIRE:
• Any dancewear
• Correct shoes 
• Hair pulled up and away from face
• Baggy clothing including sweats, t-shirts etc. are allowed for this class

JUNIOR // PRE-TEEN/TEEN
HIP HOP: 
Any clean sneakers/tennis shoes
- required shoes may be assigned for purchase for recital performance

TAP SHOES:
Bloch Adult "TapFlex" Lace Up Tap Shoes
Color: Tan

 

JAZZ SHOES:
Bloch Adult "Pulse" Slip-On Jazz Shoes
Color: Tan

 

LYRICAL SHOES:

Capezio Adult "Turning Pointe 55" Pirouette Shoes 
Color: Nude

ATTIRE:
• Dancewear including: leotards, unitards, shorts, leggings, tank tops, sports bras, etc. 
• Correct shoes 
• Hair pulled up and away from face 
• No baggy sweatshirts, sweatpants, shorts or shirts (except for hip-hop)

TUMBLING - ALL LEVELS
SHOES: 
Barefoot
- required shoes may be assigned for purchase for recital performance

ATTIRE:
• Dancewear including: leotards, unitards, skirts, etc. tan, pink or white tights 
• No tumbling in socks or tennis shoes 
• Hair pulled up and away from face
• No baggy sweatshirts, sweatpants, or skirts

CLASSICAL BALLET 1
BALLET SHOES: 
Capezio Child "Love Ballet" Leather Ballet Slippers
Color: Ballet Pink

ATTIRE:
• Solid color leotard
• White or pink tights
• Correct shoes 
• Hair in ballet bun 
• No underwear under leotards/tights
• No sports bras under leotards

CLASSICAL BALLET 2
BALLET SHOES: 
Bloch Girls "Synchrony" Ballet Slippers
Color: Pink

ATTIRE:
• Solid color leotard
• White or pink tights
• Correct shoes 
• Hair in ballet bun 
• No underwear under leotards/tights
• No sports bras under leotards

CLASSICAL BALLET 3/4/5
BALLET SHOES: 
Bloch Adult "Pro Elastic" Canvas Split-Sole
Color: Pink

ATTIRE:
• Solid color leotard
• White or pink tights
• Correct shoes 
• Hair in ballet bun 
• No underwear under leotards/tights
• No sports bras under leotards

BEGINNING POINTE // INTERMEDIATE POINTE

POINTE SHOES: 
Brand/style/size recommended for the dancer after professional fitting
- We recommend Mark's Dancewear for fitting
Color: Pink

ATTIRE:
• Solid color leotard
• White or pink tights
• Correct shoes 
• Hair in ballet bun 
• No underwear under leotards/tights
• No sports bras under leotards

CLASSICAL BALLET BOYS
BALLET SHOES: 
Sansha Adult #1 Pro Canvas Split-Sole Ballet Shoes
Color: Pink

ATTIRE:
• Black tights or shorts
• White shirt or tank top

• Correct shoes

BOYS SHOES
TAP: 
Theatricals Child Lace Up Tap Shoes
Color: Black

 

JAZZ: 
Bloch Child "Super Jazz" Slip-On Jazz Shoes
Color:
Black

 

HIP HOP: 
Any clean sneakers/tennis shoes
- required shoes may be assigned for purchase for recital performance

ATTIRE:

• Any dancewear including: shorts, joggers, t-shirts

• Correct shoes

WHERE TO PURCHASE
SHOES: 
• We recommend purchasing shoes online 
• If you are unsure of size there are a few sample sizes to try on at TDA

If you would like to purchase shoes locally we recommend: 

MARK'S DANCEWEAR

Address: 6212 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131

Phone: (515) 270-0744
Website: http://www.marksdancewear.com/

 

ELITE DANCE OUTFITTERS

Located in: Creekside Shopping Center

Address: 9962 Swanson Blvd, Clive, IA 50325

Phone: (515) 276-6115
Website: http://stores.elitedanceoutfitters.com/


ONE STOP ELITE DANCE SHOP

Address: 16190 SE Laurel St, Waukee, IA 50263

Phone: (515) 987-5070
Website: https://www.onestopelitedanceshop.com/



DANCEWEAR:
• Dancewear is available for purchase at the stores listed above

• Target carries some dancewear for little girls

To purchase online we recommend: 
DISCOUNT DANCE

https://www.discountdance.com/index.php