Dress Code Requirements
Bethesda Conservatory of Dance maintains a traditional dress code to encourage concentration and a sense of inclusiveness (variations in attire can be distracting). Uniformity in dancewear allows the teachers to assess how well the students are implementing the technique being taught, problems with alignment, and other important aspects of dance training.
Teachers are not expected to adhere to the same dress code as the children.
Though not required to be purchased from Bethesda Conservatory of Dance, we do offer items required by the dress code for your convenience through our online store and/or through special orders placed with our vendors. Please note, all dancers are expected to be in full dress code within 2 weeks of the start of class. Students not in dress code will be denied admission to class.
Students should carry their dancewear, shoes, and other belongings in a dance bag. Please print your child’s name on the bag as well as on all of its contents.
Watches, jewelry, and safety pins should not be worn to class.
Dance shoes should never be worn outside. Once worn outside, dance shoes will not be permitted in the dance studio.
Female students should wear their hair tightly secured and styled away from the face; a neat bun is preferred.
Student assistants should follow the dress code of the class they are assisting