In addition to saving dance parents time and money, the dress code: 1) Helps a young dancer understand they are going to a structured class (compared to unstructured playtime). 2) Ensures that the clothing is not a distraction during class. 3) Ensures that the dancer is appropriately dressed to be necessarily covered. 4) Ensures that each dancer has the same brand, style and color of shoes and tights for on stage performances. The DDC Dress Code is mandatory; however several times per season during parent observation days, dancers may wear whatever they choose to class.