Dance Class Dress Codes

Dance Class Dress Codes

All students must follow the proper dance class dress code in order to participate in class. Instructors will be presenting a special award to students with exemplary dress code participation and class attendance! 

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.

Shop our dress code by clicking on the Discount Dance button below:

Link to teacher store

(If you are having difficulty with the link, please do the following: Open a browser and go to, select “Find My Dress Code”and enter Teacher #TP28538 or search “Music & Dance Academy”.)


Toddler Level: Light Pink

Pre/Intro Level: (Pre Ballet, Intro Jazz, Taplettes): Lavender

Levels 1-3: Black

For Boys we suggest black jogger pants and a white t-shirt for all dance styles


Tights are required for all classes. This is for the health and safety of dancers as it keeps the muscles warm and skin covered in case of a fall.

  • Ballet Classes: Ballet Pink
  • Tap/Jazz/Other: Tights, leggings, or spandex shorts

We ask that additional clothing layers be moveable but tight to allow us to properly see the dancers. Please refrain from wearing non active wear for example jeans, baggy shirts, big sweatshirts.


The right shoes help set up dancers for success! Proper footwear is required for all classes for the safety of our dancers and to maintain our professional dance floor. Dance shoes should NEVER be worn outside of the dance room or in the parking lot.

Ballet Classes

  • Toddler & Pre/Intro Level: Ballet Pink for girls – Black for boys, Full Sole, Leather Ballet Slippers
  • Levels 1-3: Ballet Pink for girls – Black for boys, Split Sole, Leather  or Canvas Ballet Slippers
  • Teen/Adult: Ballet Pink, Split Sole, Leather or Canvas Ballet Slippers

Jazz Classes

All Levels: Tan, Slip-On Jazz Shoes

Tap Classes

  • Toddler & Pre/Intro Level: Black Patent Leather, Mary Jane Style Velcro/Buckle Tap Shoes (no laces)
  • Levels 1-3: Black Lace Up Tap Shoes

Contemporary/Creative Fusion

Socks or bare feet


No other clothing will be permitted in dance classes. Instructors must have a clear view of your dancer’s body.

Ballet Classes: Ballet skirt, Legwarmers, Tight Fitting Sweater

Other Classes: Black shorts/leggings/jazz pants


  • White t-shirt or leotard
  • Black tights or pants
  • Athletic supporter (dance belt) for older boys
  • Black or white ballet shoes
  • White ankle socks


Comfortable athletic or dancewear. Appropriate shoes for style of dance.


Ballet Classes: Tight ballet bun

Other Classes: Tight ponytail/bun

Please, no distracting hair accessories that may fall off during class


  • All dancers must bring a water bottle to class.
  • No jewelry, toys, street shoes on the dance floor, extra clothing, food, or drinks other than water bottle in the dance room.


  1. Be on time and in dress for every class. Late dancers may not be able to participate per instructor discretion.
  2. Be respectful, kind, and focused. Raise your hand
  3. Go potty before class! We cannot help your child in the bathroom and extra bathroom breaks disrupt class.
  4. Bring a water bottle!
  5. No running in the dance room.
  6. No swinging on the barres, touching the mirrors, or touching piano/music equipment
  7. Thank your teacher after every class.
  8. Parents: stick around after class for any info your teacher may have about classes, upcoming recitals, etc.
  9. Have FUN!
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Highly Trained Faculty & Diverse Curriculum

With a dedicated faculty offering multiple instruments, voice, and dance styles, we can find a teacher or class to fit your unique needs.

All Ages Welcome

The Music & Dance Academy provides a robust music or dance education. Private lessons and group classes are available for all ages, including Music Funtime and Mommy & Me classes for toddlers all the way up to Adult classes and lessons. Families can find something for everyone at our school.

Community & Performance Opportunities

Our relationship with the greater Tucson community provides our students with opportunities to grow their performance skills, participate in events, and volunteer with community service projects to become well-rounded artists.