This Section is devoted to how to look in Practice and on Competition Day. Similar to what’s already in the Competition Day, but more in depth, with tips and tricks.

Practice: Comfortable clothes. Jeans, shorts, t-shirt, long-sleeve, it doesn’t matter. Just keep it comfy with stuff you're not afraid to sweat in. If you're really prepping for a competition (last 2 weeks), then you'll be wanting to wear your dance pants in order to get used to how they feel.

Hair On: So, copious amounts of gel are required at competition. You can literally never have too much gel. You’re going for the look where it’s clearly obvious you dumped gel into your hair. The best way to work gel is through three steps.
1) Preparation: Take a decent amount of gel, and just run through your hair with it. Don’t try to sculpt your hair yet, you’re just getting gel on there.
2) Sculpting: Depending on the thickness of your hair, how much you have, the usual part, you’ll need to experiment to see what kind of style works best. I personally go for a hair slicked-back look, with a 7-3 part. But have fun trying out different styles. Anyway, in this particular step, make sure to have a comb to help get nice lines in your hair. After sculpting, your hair should almost be in its final form.
3) Top-off: With one last application of gel, just run it lightly over the top of your hair. This will help to form a hard carapace that will prove resistant to sweat and the like. Note that in between Steps 2 and 3, you may wish to wait 10-15 minutes to allow the sculpting to settle before applying another coat.

Hair Off: Gel isn’t hard to get off, but it can be if you’re not smart. If you’re done with competition, and you want it off right away, just wash your hair in the sink for an extremely long time. But if you’re showering, do the following steps
1) Apply Conditioner: Rather than apply shampoo first, use conditioner. Be gentle in application since your hairs will be stiff. Rinse with water, and this mixture will help to remove most of the gel.
2) Apply Shampoo: Work it deep, to free your hairs from that gel.
3) Reapply Conditioner (or don’t): Yep. After this, your hair should feel close to normal.

Dress Shirt: For Standard, a white dress shirt with a bowtie (solid color, usually black) is the norm. In addition, the dress shirt should be buttoned up all the way. Don't forget to wear an undershirt, since you will be sweating.
For Latin, a more colorful shirt is what you want (I like to go with Party Purple). There should be a couple of buttons unbuttoned to evoke that sexy feeling of Latin. In Latin, no undershirt please.

Suit Jacket: Unless you're dancing at the level of champ, no suit jacket! Reason being is that the suit jackets you see on champ-level dancers are specially tailored such that when they enter frame, there won't be two awkward bulges at the shoulder line. Your normal suit jacket likely doesn't have that feature. Not to mention, wearing a suit jacket only makes you sweat more when dancing.

Dress Pants: For now, a pair of black dress pants works just fine. Keep in mind, no denim. None. Not even nice denim. That's one of the fastest ways to get judges to not call you back (unless you're such a boss that you don't need dress pants. But if that were the case, you wouldn't be reading this). Later on, you'll probably want to buy a pair of men's dance pants. They have a nicer cut and make you look better (Note: Buying women's dress pants works just as well, and it's often cheaper. Or so I've heard as I've yet to try this myself). (Note2: If you or a friend happen to be in China, try to get stuff there. Dance Pants are very cheap and of pretty good quality because let's be real, most of this stuff is made in China anyway).

Belt: You probably need one for your pants. Solid color, and preferably something that blends with your pants.

Socks: At a minimum, black dress socks. If you want, you can dress up and wear fancy colored socks (so long they don't clash with your partner's outfit and your own dress shirt).

Shoes: See the shoe section. I will reiterate though that normal formal shoes are an okay, temporary substitute for dance shoes, you want dance shoes as soon as possible. The bottom layer of suede makes it so much easier to dance in.

Nails: Clip them. Details matter.

Facial Hair: Nothing unkempt please. Most dancers are normally clean-shaven, though you will see the occasional goatee, mustache, etc. Like nails, facial hair matters in the details.