STUDIO WEST DANCE ATTIRE | Our dress code is designed to create unity and discipline, as well as to create an incentive for students to attain the next level of achievment.
STUDIO STORE | For your convenience, dance apparel is available for purchase at Studio West Dance Academy. Please call or visit for more information. (360) 956-WEST.
Ballet | Click HERE for required dress code for all ballet classes. Please note, all warm-ups should be removed after the second combination in class. If a dancer is worried about being warm enough, please have them arrive early to give themselves appropriate warm-up time before class.
Ballet Rehearsals | Dancers should wear their normal ballet class attire; they may deviate from normal class attire in the following ways: any solid color dance tights, any appropriate style & color leotard, add a ballet skirt, add a tight/fitted ballet sweater (instructor may make you remove), and have bare feet in their dance shoes (tights pushed up to the ankle or lower calf).
Lyrical/Contemporary | Requires nude or black solid-color socks and black stretchy jazz/capri pants or shorts (at least 4-inch inseam, with or without dance tights) with a leotard in any chosen color.
Jazz | Requires tan jazz shoes and black stretchy jazz/capri pants (with or without dance tights) with a leotard in any chosen color.
Tap | Requires black tap shoes and black stretchy jazz/capri pants (with or without dance tights) with a leotard in any chosen color.
Hip Hop | In-studio-only black (with white accents) Converse or All-Star tennis shoes are required (for performances - other studio-only tennis shoes are okay for class). Comfortable, loose fitting clothing is recommended. No jeans, skirts, or wedge shoes. Advanced students can wear appropriate crop-tops (not too short).
Jewelry Policy | (for all classes) Please keep jewelry to a minimum: no bracelets, watches, necklaces or large earrings are to be worn for safety reasons. Small earrings are acceptable.