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DANCE CLASS DRESS & SHOE REQUIREMENTS

UPDATED FOR THE 2017-18 SEASON

We now have an easy to order online stores for all of your class attire needs. All classes are listed with the recommended and suggested attire, along with other great dance items listed under studio basics. You are not required to use this online store to get your dancewear, but students must follow studio dress codes.

To shop for female dancers click here...

To shop for male dancers and/or find additional sizes for females click here...

It is suggested dancers bring a small dance bag into the studio so ballet/tap shoes can be stored out of the way and aren't misplaced when changing from style to style. An inexpensive small bag is available at the online store.

A water bottle is also required for each dancer for classes. Water bottles with the Music & Dance Academy logo will be available for purchase at the school.

We encourage parents to provide dancers with quality dancewear and shoes so they can benefit fully from their classes!


Class Dress Code

All students are required to wear appropriate dance attire which is consistent with their class dress code. Close-fitting clothing permits the instructor to see the dancer’s form and make corrections. Students who do not follow the dress code requirements will not be permitted to take class. Instructor decision is final.

All Classes

Hair: Hair must be tied back away from face. For all ballet classes, hair must be in a bun.

Jewelry: For safety, no bracelets, dangling earrings, necklaces, or watches are permitted.

Accessories: Loose or bulky clothing, streetwear, and costumes will not be permitted in the classroom. A tight fitting dance sweater, knit shorts, or legwarmers can be worn in winter months. Ballet wrap skirts permitted in ballet classes by instructor choice, but are optional.


Ballet Classes

Females


3-4 years

(Tutus for Tots) Pink leotard and pink convertible tights

5-6 years

(Pre Ballet) Lavender leotard and pink convertible tights

7+ years

(Ballet 1, 2, 3) Black leotard and pink convertible tights


Males- All Ballet Classes

Black stretch leggings or shorts, white or black fitted t-shirt, black ballet shoes. Other options per instructor.

Hip Hop Classes

ALL AGES

Hip hop students, please dress for functionality. Athletic wear or reasonable streetwear that can be easily danced in are good options. No hats or jeans please.


Technique Classes

All Classes but Ballet & Hip Hop

Females

3-4 years

Pink leotard, tan convertible tights, black shorts/capris/pants

5-6 years

Lavender leotard, tan convertible tights, black shorts/capris/pants

7+ years

Black leotard, tan convertible tights, black shorts/capris/pants

Males - Technique Classes

Black jazz pants or jazz shorts, white or black fitted t-shirt.



Open Teen & Adult Classes

Students are expected to wear standard dance or athletic wear such as leotards, jazz pants, capris, fitted shorts, or camisole tops. No exposed midriffs, gym shorts, boxer shorts, or baggy outdoor wear. Hip hop students, please dress for fun and function. No jeans or hats please.


ADULT Dress Options

Please dress comfortably and for ease of movement. Proper alignment is important so please choose clothing that allows the instructor to see your form. Dance attire is your choice- some adults wear jazz/yoga pants, leotards, activewear, or other comfortable sweatpants and a t-shirt.


Class Shoe Requirements

Shoes are fundamental to the learning process so we cannot stress enough the the importance of good quality shoes that fit properly (not too big, not too small). We understand that young dancers’ feet are always growing so if you’re looking for the best place to invest your “dance attire dollars”-- it’s in the proper shoes!

IMPORTANT NOTE: The shoes listed below are the shoes required for Recital. Other shoes (for example, black jazz shoes that still fit rather than tan slip on) can be used during class, but students will be expected to purchase required style and color for Recital. Please make sure your dancer’s shoe stay in good condition- no walking in the parking lot in your dance shoes please!


Youth Classes

Tippy Toes (jazz)Tan slip on jazz shoes
Intro to JazzTan slip on jazz shoes
Tutus for Tots (ballet)Pink leather ballet shoes
Pre BalletPink leather ballet shoes
Tiny Tappers (tap)Black velcro tap shoes
Taplettes (tap)Black velcro tap shoes
Song & DanceTan slip on jazz shoes
Musical TheatreTan slip on jazz shoes
Hippity HopBlack sneakers


Classes Ages 7 +

Ballet 1, 2, 3Pink split-sole canvas or leather ballet shoes
Pre Pointe/Pointe -*Please see instructor
Jazz 1, 2Tan slip on jazz shoes
Tap 1, 2Black lace up tap oxford
Hip Hop 1, 2Black sneakers
Hip HopBlack sneakers
ContemporaryInstructor choice, jazz shoes or barefoot are options
Flex

Instructor choice, jazz shoes or barefoot are options


Open Teen

& Adult Classes

Ballet

Split-sole leather or canvas ballet shoes- any color

TapBlack lace up tap oxford
Jazz/FunkTan slip on jazz shoes
Contemporary