DANCE CLASS DRESS & SHOE REQUIREMENTS

2018-19 SEASON

For your convenience, we have an online store to order attire and shoes, along with other great dance items. You are not required to use this online store to get your dancewear, but students must follow studio dress codes.

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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 Classes

Ballet wrap skirts in the corresponding leotard color are permitted in ballet classes by instructor choice, but are optional.

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.

Jazz, Tap, Contemporary Classes

Females

All females may wear black dance shorts/capris/leggings/pants for Jazz, Tap, or Contemporary classes.

3-4 years (Tippy Toes Jazz, Tiny Tappers) Pink leotard and tan convertible tights

5-6 years (Intro Jazz, Taplettes) Lavender leotard and tan convertible tights

7+ years (Contemporary, Jazz 1, 2, 3 and Tap 1, 2, 3) Black leotard and tan tights

Males

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

 

Hip Hop/Jazz Combo Class

Females

5-6 years Black leotard, black bottoms (leggings, pants, or shorts), tan tights (optional), Black jazz shoes

7+ Black leotard, black bottoms (leggings, pants, or shorts), tan tights (optional), Black jazz shoes

Males

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 Jazz Tan slip on jazz shoes

Tutus for Tots (ballet) Pink leather ballet shoes

Pre Ballet Pink leather ballet shoes

Tiny Tappers (tap) Black velcro tap shoes

Taplettes (tap) Black velcro tap shoes

Hip Hop/Jazz Combo Black slip on jazz shoes

 

Classes 7+

Ballet 1, 2, 3: Pink split-sole leather or canvas ballet shoes

Pre Pointe/Pointe- * Please see instructor

Jazz 1, 2: Tan slip on jazz shoes

Tap 1, 2: Black lace up tap oxford

Hip Hop/Jazz Combo: Black slip on jazz shoes

Contemporary: Instructor choice, jazz shoes or barefoot are options

 

Open Teen & Adult Classes

Ballet: Split-sole leather or canvas ballet shoes- any color

Tap: Black lace up tap oxford

Jazz: Tan slip on jazz shoes

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