Studio Policies / Dress Code
SAFD enforces certain policies and dress codes to provide an organized, professional and pleasant atmosphere and dress codes to provide an organized, professional and pleasant atmosphere for both dancers and parents. Each level of ballet classes age 3 through level IV is assigned a different color leotard to differentiate levels, with level V and VI wearing black and intermediate, advanced dancers wearing a tasteful leotard of their choice. Refer to our dress code policies below for your dancers' leotard color as well as requirements for modern, tap, musical theatre and jazz.
Studio Arts for Dancers requirements
Dance Apparel - Is from Discount Dance
We prefer Age 3 to Ballet IV get their attire through Studio Arts for Dancers. Intermediate and advanced dancers may get their attire from Tutu's in Knoxville off Kingston Pike.
No rhinestones, embellishments, lace, or skirts for young dancers.
Ballet pink tights and pink ballet shoes for each level.
Age 3 and 4’s
Long sleeve pink scoop neck. Young dancers should wear footed pink tights. Ballet Pink tights
Short sleeve pink leotard, pink tights
Age 6 & 7 any younger modern dancer
Black camisole, black footless tights
If they take ballet and modern they need a pair of leggings to pull on over their pink tights. This is if they take ballet and modern back to back.
Light blue short sleeve scoop neck
Lavender short sleeve scoop neck
Royal blue short sleeve scoop neck
Ballet IV and up
Black leotard their choice of style.
Intermediate and advanced can wear black or muted colors
Young dancers single soled pink ballet shoes. Once they are Ballet III or IV they can wear split soled canvas.
Boys are black ballet shoes.
Matte finish only
A good rule of thumb is Matte finish only for Studio Arts dancers no matter what style or size.
Please emphasize to all your employees that all Studio Arts for Dancers tappers are in a matte finish.
Age 6,7 or age 6,7,8 are in a Mary Jane style buckle strap or Velcro. No ribbons. Black Matte finish.
Tap I, II, III IV V/VI, Intermediate, Advanced
Jazz tap lace up in Black matte finish. Flex tap, split soled
All hair must be worn off of the neck so the instructor may see the alignment of the neck and spine. No ponytails are allowed in class.
All classes missed may be “made up” in the same level class or a lower level class. The student is encouraged to make up missed classes.
If the student is over 15 minutes late, they will only be able to observe the class and schedule a make up class. This will ensure their physical safety, as most injuries are attributed to improper warm-up.
Absolutely no food, drink, smoking or chewing gum will be allowed inside the building. There is a water fountain for the dancers in the lobby. This policy must be enforced to prevent spills and insects within the building.
STUDIO ARTS will be observing the following holidays:
Labor Day, Thanksgiving day and weekend, Christmas holiday, and Spring break.
Classes will be canceled only if roads in West Knoxville are impassable. There will be a recording on the answering machine at the studio giving details about any necessary closings due to the weather conditions. We will also notify you via email.
If the dancer or parent has any questions regarding these policies or regarding the instruction, please do not hesitate to talk with your instructor.
Thank you for enrolling your dancer with Studio Arts for dancers. We would like to ask all students and parents to follow the policies outlined above, enabling us to provide quality dance instruction to all students. Thank you for your cooperation.