PURPOSE: Body-esteem (BE) is a psychological problem that affects people of all ages, and their internal view or image of their own external body features. This study was designed to recognize the effects the level of attire has on an adolescent dancer’s BE. METHODS: BE was measured in the sample population (n=20) of adolescent females, ages 11-17, using the Modified Body-Esteem Questionnaire ... [Show full abstract] (MBEQ). Subjects completed a one hour dance class during their regular scheduled class time, and they were classified into non-proper and proper dance attire groups based on their clothing. RESULTS: Subscales of the MBEQ were compared. These subscales included weight concern (WC) and physical condition (PC). A one-way ANOVA was used to test for differences between the 2 levels of dance attire and WC/PC. WC and PC did not differ significantly across the levels of dance attire, F (3, 36) = 0.45, p = 0.717. CONCLUSIONS: The current study shows that non-proper and proper dance attire had no significant effects on an adolescent female dancer’s BE.