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.
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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.
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.
(Tutus for Tots) Pink leotard and pink convertible tights
(Pre Ballet) Lavender leotard and pink convertible tights
(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
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.
All Classes but Ballet & Hip Hop
Pink leotard, tan convertible tights, black shorts/capris/pants
Lavender leotard, tan convertible tights, black shorts/capris/pants
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!
|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|
|Song & Dance||Tan slip on jazz shoes|
|Musical Theatre||Tan slip on jazz shoes|
|Hippity Hop||Black sneakers|
Classes Ages 7 +
|Ballet 1, 2, 3||Pink split-sole canvas or leather 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 1, 2||Black sneakers|
|Hip Hop||Black sneakers|
|Contemporary||Instructor choice, jazz shoes or barefoot are options|
Instructor choice, jazz shoes or barefoot are options
& Adult Classes
Split-sole leather or canvas ballet shoes- any color
|Tap||Black lace up tap oxford|
|Jazz/Funk||Tan slip on jazz shoes|