The dress code is designed to minimize in-class distractions, encourage discipline and maximize physical ability.

Any student not in proper dress code might not be allowed to participate in class.  For emergency use, the office does have dance shoes, leotards and hair accessories that may be borrowed. Summer classes do not follow a uniform dress code, however dance attire is required.

• Hair must be up and away from the face in a ponytail, braid or bun.  Ballet classes must have a bun.

•  Ballet participants are not permitted to wear skirts, shorts, pants, shirts or legwarmers. The studios are well heated.

• Boys must be wearing proper dance attire: Black dance pants, black socks, white solid T-shirts, black ballet shoes and/or black tap or jazz shoes. Please see desk for ordering information.

• Girls uniform dress code is: pink tights, pink leather or canvas ballet shoes, black tap shoes and/or black jazz shoes. Appropriate solid color leotard is required.

Children's Division Classes
First Step Classes: Pink
Second Step Classes: Lavender

School Division Classes
Beginning: Coral
Intermediate: Mint
Advance: Black

Conservatory Classes
Preliminary Classes: Light Blue
Level 1: Burgundy
Level 2: Hunter Green
Level 3: Royal Blue
Level 4: Raspberry
Level 5: Black

Hip Hop, jazz, lyrical, stretch & strength, classes may wear capris, shorts, jazz pants and etc. Fitted tees and tanks are okay. Jeans are NOT allowed. Keep in mind instructors need to see dancers bodies to give corrections.

Where to buy dance attire & shoes?

We are proud to have an in-studio boutique that carries a selection of affordable and high quality shoes, tights, leotards and dance bags in accordance with our dress code requirements. We also have a rotating selection of hair accessories, mementos and fashionable items. We do not carry pointe shoes or ballroom shoes.

If you cannot find what your looking for in our boutique, we recommend Dance Trendz in Kent, WA or The Dance Collection in Tacoma, WA.

Online purchase can be made at

CDT boutique order form

This form is used for clients to place an order for the necessary dress code items for the upcoming school year, since we are unable to hold an open house. These items will be available for pick up on the first day of class.
Arabesque Academy uniforms are included in the registration fee. Additional leotards are available for $30 +tax Children's Division Leotards are $20+tax
School Division & Conservatory Leotards are $33+tax
All class tights are pink in color. Footed tights are $8+tax convertible tights are $12+tax
Ballet shoes cost $20 + sales tax
Canvas ballet shoes cost $23 + sales tax
Jazz shoes cost $40 + sales tax Jazz shoes only come in full sizes
Buckle tap shoes cost $26 + sales tax
Buckle tap shoes cost $33 + sales tax
lyrical half sole cost $23 + sales tax