American Theater Dance Workshop policies are in place to provide all of our students the best learning experience. 

ATDW 2023-2024 Dress Code

Dance is a discipline and begins with the way a student dresses for class. ATDW has implemented a dress code which is required in class beginning the first day of classes. 

Please see the following list of required attire*

Items underlined and in bold for each class must be purchased at : Applause Dancewear 1602 Hillside Avenue in New Hyde Park. Phone: 516-488-7404 (Mention ATDW and receive 10% off.)  

Please note Leotards can be a choice of tank or camisole.  

  • Ballet Beginner 1 & 2Lt. Blue Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes  

  • Ballet Intermediate 1 & 2Purple Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes  

  • Ballet Level A/BRoyal Blue Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes  

  • Ballet Level C/DBurgundy Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes 

  • Ballet Level ERed Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes  

  • Ballet for Teens – Navy Blue Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes  

  • Theater Dance, Musical Theater and Tap- Red Dance Top or ATDW TANK TOP, and ATDW black leggings 

  • Lyrical/Contemporary- Black Leotard, or black dance top, and black leggings.  

  • Hip-Hop and Acting - Comfortable clothes to move in and clean sneakers. 

  • Ballet and Tap Combo – Pink Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes  

  • Ballet and Theater Dance Combo – Pink Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black jazz shoes (optional)  

  • Creative Dance - any color leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes 


  • Ballet- Pink ballet shoes should be worn for all ballet classes. Boys may wear white or black.  

  • Tap- Black flat tap shoes (patent leather only allowed for pre-ballet plus) (tap heels - only when teacher recommends.  

  • Lyrical- Tan lyrical shoes  

  • Theater Dance - Black jazz shoes (character heels - only when teacher recommends) Hip-hop – Hip Hop sneakers or other clean sneakers (that have not been worn outside)  


Hair should be neatly secured in a bun for all ballet classes beginning with Ballet Beg. 

1. For all other classes, please wear hair up out of the face in a ponytail or bun.  


Please do not wear jewelry to class. 


  • The American Theater Dance Workshop will not be held responsible for the loss of personal property or injury. 

  • All fees are non-refundable; classes are non-transferrable.  For more information about our tuition policies, please refer to the tuition page of our website.

  • Students more than fifteen minutes late will not be permitted in class.  

  • Dance is a “hands-on” discipline. It is necessary at times for a teacher to touch and direct a student’s hands, arms, legs, feet, torso and head in the course of training. 



All students are required to attend every class in which they are enrolled. Excessive absences may jeopardize their participation in the end-of-year show and promotion for the following year. If your child is showing symptoms of an illness, keep them home and we can schedule a makeup class when they feel better. Students should make up classes within the immediate semester either in the level missed or one level below.