A dress code is established in order to teach students discipline, helping with overall focus and energy. By "dressing the part" dancers feel like dancers. Dress codes can also create unity among the dancers instead of causing a few dancers to stand out, much like a school uniform policy. Dress codes go a long way in minimizing distractions, and help give classes a unified look.

A dress code ensures that a teacher will be able to see a dancer’s alignment and positioning. The teacher needs to be able to see a dancer's mistakes. Baggy clothing can mask bad habits, making corrections impossible.

HAIR: Long hair must be tied back in a pony-tail for all classes and in a bun for classical ballet. Great news for students of PMDS, we always have hair elastics available in our dressing room if you forget yours!

NO JEWELRY, COSTUMES, CELL PHONES or PLAY CLOTHES: Remember loose or dangling jewelry and costumes other than proper dancewear are a safety hazard and distraction for dancers and are not allowed. Jeans, jean shorts, play clothes, or school clothes are not suitable dance attire.

INDOOR SHOES only during Hip Hop classes.


Food and drinks are not permitted in the dance studio.

Bring WATER BOTTLES ONLY into the studio.

Dancers must treat the studio, the premises and the possessions all other dancers with respect, care and consideration.

Dancers are expected to clean up after themselves. 

*** You will find each class dress code requirements alongside class descriptions. ***