Boys Juvenile Outfits – A Brief Guide to DSA Dress Restrictions

The DSA dress rules for Juvenile Boys are plain black trousers and white shirt however there are some specific restrictions as outlined here.

DSA Rules…
DanceSport Australia is the governing body for DanceSport in Australia and set the dress rules for competitors dancing in registered competitions.  These rules are in place to ensure all participants competing are treated fairly and costs of entry for children are kept to a minimum.  Grooming and dress should always enhance the artistic elements of DanceSport and be appropriate to the age and level of the dancer.  It’s also most important for our young competitors to understand the emphasis should always be on their performance and development as dancers rather than costuming. 
The rules described here refer to the DSA approved Juvenile dress guidelines for the Amateur Division.  The Recreational Division have the choice of wearing either street dress or the outfits described in these guidelines.


Trousers...
Only plain trousers are allowed.  The trousers should be black, dark grey, or dark navy.  Underfoot strap is optional.  Narrow black belt or black cummerbund optional, metallic black buckle is allowed.  Waistline must be normal or high.  It’s not permitted to have a waistline other than straight, baggies, a fancy or decorated belt or buckle, no braid, and no satin stripes.


Shirt...
Plain white long sleeved ready to wear shirt, normal sleeves and arm hole.  Plain white fabric only no shiny or patterned fabrics allowed.  Shirt must be tucked in to trousers.  Vests are not allowed.


For Latin only...
A skivvy with a Polo or Crew neck is an additional option for the Latin style only.  Either Black or White and must have full length sleeves and tucked into trousers.


Ties...
For the Standard and New Vogue styles a regular long black tie or black bow tie must be worn.
For the Latin style either the long black tie or black bow tie can be worn or no tie is allowed.  A Metallic tie clip is allowed for all styles.


Shoes...
Black low heel leather, suede or patent shoes are only allowed and must be worn with black socks.

The shoes, latin pants and polo top pictured are photos from the DSI-London website. These items are available from many places in Australia however if you do decide to purchase from DSI London, make sure to use the 10% discount voucher available on the dancesportlive.net website.  http://dancesportlive.net/dsl/index.php


So, remember...
The idea is to keep the cost to a reasonable price for parents with children in dancing.  These rules are here to keep it fair for everyone competing at competitions.  Although we love our kids to look great the emphasis should always be on the development and improvement of their dancing abilities.  For further information please go to the DSA website.... www.dancesport.org.au http://www.dancesport.org.au/images/stories/national/general/pdf/cr008.1dress_restrictions_2015.pdf

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