DOXA DRESS CODE
FEMALE DANCER ATTIRE
For Lower, Intermediate, & Upper School Dancers
For Level Classes, female dancers must wear a solid leotard (in any style) in their level color. See level colors below.
- Sweet Peas must wear a black leotard
- Dancers wearing shared costumes or planning to return their costume must wear a flesh-colored camisole leotard under their costume and ballet tights
For Conditioning Classes: any color leotard
For Pre-Pointe & Pointe Classes: black leotard
For Summer Open Classes: any color leotard
Tights are required for every class and can be full-footed, footless, or convertible. Full-footed tights help preserve shoes longer (especially pointe shoes).
For Performances: Full-footed ballet tights with no holes are required, unless specified otherwise.
*Note on Color: At Doxa, we order a color from Revolution Dancewear called Classic Pink which compliments a variety of pale to medium skin tones and matches pink ballet shoes. Any brand of ballet pink tights is acceptable even if the color varies slightly. We also order Coffee tights, available for dancers with a darker skin tone if they prefer the darker tights. Black tights are only allowed in Conditioning classes and in Violets and Orchids level Technique classes only.
Female dancers must wear pink or flesh ballet slippers. Leather slippers are ideal for developing strong feet in ballet technique. Canvas are acceptable for Upper School students.
If wearing Coffee tights, Bloch Performa canvas flats now come in Cocoa to match darker skin tones. You can also "pancake" (paint with makeup foundation) your ballet or pointe shoes to match tights.
No satin slippers (like those sold at Walmart in the dance wear section), lyrical shoes, or jazz shoes.
Pointe shoes in good condition are required for pointe class - it is the responsibility of the student to make sure they have strong shoes for every pointe class. Do not wear shoes without elastic and ribbons sewn properly.
Socks, bare feet, or ballet shoes are acceptable for Conditioning class.
Hair should be worn in a ballet bun - using bobby pins and hairspray to secure it in place.
Secure braids (without long tails), alligator clips, secure headbands, and small hair accessories are acceptable. Even very short hair should be secured on the sides.
Please make every effort to send your child to class with their hair done properly - your child is at a disadvantage when they can’t see well or their long ponytail is hitting their face when learning turns (and even Sweet Peas do turns). When they have to accommodate an messy hairstyle, they develop improper habits and poor technique that will affect their dancing as they get older.
A dancer in Intermediate School or Upper School who arrives with their hair not secured will be given a hair rubberband and bobby pins and will be asked to put their hair up prior to participating in class.
In technique class, female dancers may wear a leotard and tights only, or with:
- a wrap or pull-on flat ballet skirt (not a "fluffy" petticoat tutu)
- close-fitting shorts or cut-off black tights no longer than mid-thigh (over their leotard and pink tights)
No shirts, full skirts, or baggy shorts allowed in technique class so that instructors can accurately assess proper alignment and technique. Dancers will be asked to remove any extra items other than the above approved list for class.
CLOTHING OUTSIDE THE STUDIO
Female dancers in Intermediate School (Daisies, Lilies, Irises) and Upper School (Tulips, Violets, Orchids) MUST WEAR a shirt or closed jacket and shorts or pants when coming into or leaving the Doxa hallway. Please remember that this facility is not only used by dancers, and what is acceptable dance attire inside the studio is not modest or appropriate clothing outside that space. It shows respect to the church staff members, others using the facility, families of Doxa students, and your fellow classmates to cover up.
Need help finding a leotard in the right color?
Light Pink leotard & ballet tights
Yellow leotard & ballet tights
Green leotard & ballet tights
Dark or Bright Pink leotard & ballet tights
Light Purple leotard & ballet tights
Dark Purple leotard & ballet tights
Red leotard & ballet tights
Light Blue or Royal Blue leotard & ballet tights
Teal or Navy leotard & ballet tights
SUPPLEMENTAL CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
POINTE, PRE-POINTE, & PARTNERING
Black leotard / Pink tights
Any color leotard / Pink or Black tights
Level color or Black leotard / Pink tights
MALE DANCER ATTIRE
For Men's classes, wear a solid-colored t-shirt or tank in white or black.
For co-ed classes, wear a solid-colored t-shirt or tank in white or black or the level color. See level colors above.
Black or flesh canvas ballet flats for classes. Sometimes, other colors are necessary for performances based on character/roles.
Sweatpants, joggers, or activewear pants that are at least knee-length and not tightly fitting.
Athletic shorts are acceptable with compression shorts underneath.
Tights are acceptable with cotton or other shorts worn over.
White leotard & ballet tights
Moms (or other involved adult) should be comfortable and able to move with their child including sitting on the floor.
Bitty Bonnets can wear ballet attire, or simply come in comfortable clothes that do not restrict movement, such as leggings and bare feet or socks.
Street shoes have to be removed before entering the studio (adults and children).
Adults should wear any of the following to ballet or conditioning:
- fitness attire: t-shirt or tank top (but no midriffs please), yoga pants, sweatpants, or leggings
- ballet attire: leotard, tights or leggings, skirt or shorts if desired
- ballet slippers for ballet technique class are encouraged; socks are acceptable
Campers should wear any of the following:
- suggested: ballet leotard in any color, ballet tights, skirt or shorts if desired
- alternative: leggings and a long shirt (sometimes chosen by families who are just trying camp prior to making a season-long commitment)
Only ballet shoes are needed.
Any color leotard & ballet tights
Need help finding dancewear that meets our dress code? Try these places.
Use the 'Find A Studio' search feature to find Doxa Dance Ministry (Amarillo). There you can see Dress Code suggestions by level.
Be sure to use studio code 78113 at checkout to help Doxa earn reward dollars!
Razzle Dazzle has the list of Doxa's level colors and tries to keep them stocked for our dancers. They also carry a wide array of dance accessories.
34th & Bell near Stein Mart
SECONDHAND ITEMS: Doxa accepts donations of clean, gently-used dancewear in accordance with our dress code. Families can trade their old items or purchase at very minimal cost which supports our performances.
NEW ITEMS: A few times a year, Doxa places bulk orders for tights and foundation leotards for performances, and pass the savings onto families. Limited inventory of these items may be available year-around.