Dress Code


  • Ballet: Hair must be worn in a bun for all classical ballet classes. If hair is too short for a bun, it must be pulled back off the face and neck with a headband. 

  • All other dance disciplines: Hair must be neat and pulled back away from face.



For Safety Reasons:  NO JEWELRY in any class.

  • Acro, Acting, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap: Tight fitting clothing such as leotards, tshirts/tanks,  jazz/yoga pants or shorts are appropriate.  Clothing should not hinder movement (no jeans, no hats). 

  • Ballet: Girls- Black leotard and pink tights.  No shorts, skirts or t-shirts. Boys- Black shorts, and white t-shirt.

  • Boy's Technique: Athletic clothes, tshirts, tanks, shorts, etc.  No jeans or hats.  

  • Hip-Hop/Breaking: Athletic clothes, sweats, tshirts, shorts etc.  Clothing should not hinder movement. Hats/bandanas are okay. Knee pads recommended for breaking. 

  • ProtoTykes Combo:  Girls- Leotard or any kind of athletic clothing.  if tights are worn they should be footless. Boys- Athletic clothes that do not restrict movement (no jeans).

  • ProtoTykes Hip Hop: Athletic clothes that do not restrict movement.

  • Theater Tech: Comfortable clothing that is okay to get dirty. 




  • Acro: Barefoot

  • Ballet: Canvas split-sole ballet shoes.  Girls pink, boys black. 

  • Contemporary: barefoot or dance paws (half shoe)

  • Hip Hop/Breaking: Any kind of athletic/tennis shoes. Shoes must not be worn outside the studio or on the street.

  • Jazz: Tan or black jazz shoes, preferably slip-ons (with no laces).  

  • ProtoTykes Combo: ballet shoes, and tap shoes

  • ProtoTykes Hip Hop:  Any kind of athletic/tennis shoes. Shoes must not be worn outside the studio or on the street.

  • Tap: Tap shoes (no high heels or character shoes please)



Class Descriptions

Every week, the instructor will teach new technique by breaking down the movements, running drills with the entire class, and then finally applying the movements into combinations and mini routines to properly instill them into your muscle memory.


Acro- TDF is proud to follow the official Acrobatic Arts syllabus.  This program utilizes cutting edge technology to help train dancers quickly and safely.  Acrobatics teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic and tumbling technique plus lifting/partnering tricks. This class is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility, & strength.


Ballet- All of our ballet classes stress correct placement (body alignment), and correct classical ballet technique. Dancers will develop strength, grace, poise and the skills needed to safely and quickly build their technical foundations. 

Breaking- Breaking, also known as bboying, is a style of dance that incorporates rhythm, floorwork and tricks. These classes teach the fundamentals of bboying, covering categories such as toprock, footwork, power moves and freezes.


Contemporary-Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and ballet. This dance style stresses versatility of both isolated/sharp movements along with fluid/soft ones. The class will focus on contemporary technique, improvisation, floorwork, musicality, and will help dancers develop their artistry and emotional connection to music. 


Hip Hop- The term "Hip Hop" covers a variety of styles including house, locking, popping, and waiving to name a few. Our hip hop classes utilize upbeat music from various genres with the music and movements always being age appropriate. This is a high energy class that not only teaches you stylized movements and technique, but also instills rhythm and precision in your muscle memory.


Jazz- Jazz dance is a high energy, upbeat style covering a wide variety of movements.  The class will incorporate traditional and modern jazz technique such as turns, leaps, kicks, floorwork and more while expanding the dancer's stylistic abilities. 


Tap- Tap will focus on basic steps and rhythms at the beginner level and move to complex combinations by the advanced level. This traditional dance style teaches rhythm, musicality, coordination and agility. 


Turns/Leaps-This is a technique class that is dedicating to learning, improving, and perfecting technique in jumps, kicks, turns, tricks etc. Stretch and strengthening is also combined to improve dancers’ power. There will be no recital dance for this class.


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