Dance Dress Code

Dances – Semi-Formal & Formal Dress Standards

Semi-Formal/Best Dress Dances

  • Dress slacks w/ a collared button-up shirt
  • Shirt must be buttoned at least ¾ of the way up the shirt
  • If a tie is worn, the tie must be kept around the neck.
  • Dresses will be worn to all Semi-formal/Best Dress dances.
  • Dress Length: Hemline will be determined by an extended arm to the fingertips.
  • Coverage: The dress must cover the area from the “armpits to the fingertips”
  • Open-backed dresses can only be open a maximum of ½ way down the back
  • No strapless dresses without a shawl.

Formal Dress Dances

  • Tuxedo
  • Suit and tie
  • Dress slacks w/sport coat/shirt and tie
  • Gown
  • Dress Length: Hemline will be determined by an extended arm to the fingertips.
  • Coverage: The dress must cover the area from the “armpits to the fingertips”.
  • Open-backed dresses can only be open a maximum of ½ way down the back.
  • No strapless dresses without a shawl.

Please Note:

The student may be asked to go home and change their attire to conform to the outlined standards.  Dance dress code violations will be determined by the school administration working the dance.