NFHS/MSHSAA Rule interpretations for MO questions
Is the following costume/uniform legal for Missouri dance teams?
July 10, 2015. The official answer is that it is illegal. "it is illegal under rules 2-3-6 and 3-1-4 in the Spirit Rules Book. . . . . the book says midriff and there is no distinction between front or back. " For further clarification look to the situations for 2-3-6.
The pearl necklaces and bracelets are Illegal under 3-1-1. The necklace and bracelets are not securely affixed to costume or hair. Earrings are illegal as well. I consider pearls ‘hard’ jewelry; not soft as described in situation 3-1-1 on page 31 in the NFHS Spirit Rules Book.