Dress Code

At Music in Motion Dance Studio, we believe in the discipline, respect and wonder that a quality dance education can bring into a young child's life.  It may be tempting to dress your student in sparkly tutus, but we enforce a dress code, here's why:

  • Teacher's need to see alignment in order to see mistakes, baggy clothing can mask bad habits making corrections impossible.  Tights are worn for modesty's sake, and to protect from the floor. Pink and tan tights help to make the lines of the legs visible. 
  • Dress code creates unity among the dancers, instead of allowing some dancers to stand out.
  • "Dressing the part" helps dancers to perform at their best and improves overall focus & energy.
  • Hair neatly back, no jewelry, headbands, skirts, tutu's, sparkly T-shirts etc. reduces distractions in students and keeps the classroom unified.

Thank you for your cooperation as we strive to create an open and respectful learning environment
free from distraction.

 

 

RESOURCES

Online Store

Childrens Dance Classes

We've partnered with Curtain Call Dance Wear online to provide steeply discounted "industry" discounts from retail value to our parents & students!  

Not to mention, the lowest shipping rates: 
$2.95 under $20, $4.95 up to $75 and FREE over $75

Visit Music In Motion's personalized online store to see what we recommend for each class style and get ideas for dress code and great discounts on quality dance-wear.

Music In Motion
Dance-Wear Online Store

Passcode: MIMDance17

Use the drop-down box to search for classes to see & purchase appropriate shoes, leos, tights etc. for each class style from ballet to Hip-Hop!

Please Note: These are great quality dance-wear items, however, it is 100% NOT required that you purchase all your MIM dancewear from this online store.

 
 
 

In Virginia Beach:

Jete Dance Wear
4312 Holland Road #117, 
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Mention Music In Motion to receive a discount!!
http://www.jetedancewear.net/

 

Dress Code For All Classes

For ALL Students:

  • Hair is to be securely and neatly pulled back away from the face.
  • ALL ballet classes are to have hair in a bun.
  • NO dangly jewelry, wristbands, bracelets, or necklaces are permitted in any class.
  • Form fitting dance warm-ups are permitted on cold-weather days for the first portion of class.
  • Students are invited to wear their choice of dance attire during the last week of classes every month!

Ballet 

Ballet Dance Classes for Kids and Adults

Creative Movement & Tumble/Ballet/Tap
Leotard Color: pink, lavender or light blue
Tights: Ballet Pink or bare legs with white anklet socks
Shoes: Pink Leather Ballet Slippers
Tumble Ballet Tap requires Tan Mary Jane Style tap shoes with elastic closure as well.

Ballet/Tap Combo and Ballet 1
Leotard Color: light blue
Tights: Ballet Pink
Shoes: Full sole Pink leather ballet shoes
Ballet/Tap combo requires Tan Mary Jane Style tap shoes with elastic closure as well.

Ballet 2 through Ballet 3
Leotard Color: black
Tights: Ballet Pink - convertible recommended
Pink Ballet Shoes

Ballet 4 through Ballet 5
Leotard: any dark solid color leotard style is allowed
En Pointe: Dancers may wear a wrap skirt to class

Modern & Contemporary

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All Modern & Contemporary Classes

Top: Solid color leotard or fitted tank top.
No baggy T-shirts or loosely flowing tank-tops

Bottom: Black or beige footless or stirrup tights, yoga pants or leggings.  
NO "soffee" shorts, yoga shorts, or biker/booty shorts. Dancer shorts of any color are permitted to be worn over tights only. 

Bare Feet, no socks or footies

 

Jazz

Jazz Dance class

Top: Solid color leotard or fitted tank top.
NO baggy T-shirts or loosely flowing tank-tops

Bottom: Black or beige footless, footed or stirrup tights. Dark colored yoga/jazz pants or capri or ankle leggings.  
NO "soffee" shorts, yoga shorts, or biker/booty shorts. Dancer shorts of any color are permitted to be worn over tights only. 

Shoes: Tan Slip-on Leather Jazz Shoes

 

 

Tap

Top: Solid color leotard or fitted tank top.
NO baggy T-shirts or loosely flowing tank-tops

Bottom: Black or beige footless, footed or stirrup tights. Dark colored yoga/jazz pants or capri or ankle leggings.  
NO "soffee" shorts, yoga shorts, or biker/booty shorts. Dancer shorts of any color are permitted to be worn over tights only. 

Shoes: Tan Tap shoes
Oxford style for older dancers & Mary Jane style for younger dancers.  Please replace ties with elastic or snaps. 

Students must be dressed to dance, street clothes are not permitted in Tap class.

 

Hip-Hop

Hip-Hop Dance Class for Kids

What you wear to dance in hip-hop traditionally is also a part of the expression of the dance.  Come ready to dance appropriately, with easy to move in clothes that express your inner personality.

Top: Leotard, camisole dance top or solid colored athletic style t-shirt 

Bottom: Fitted leggings, Jazz pants or capris, cargo pants, or harem pants.

Dance shorts may be worn in hip-hop over tights only, no bare legs.  No Athletic Shorts (basketball shorts)

Shoes: Dance sneakers or supportive (thick sole) tennis shoes that are not street shoes (reserved for dance studio only) are required.  Jazz & Ballet shoes are not acceptable

Boys: Athletic Shorts/Basketball Shorts, Sweatpants/Trackpants, T-Shirts and supportive athletic tennis shoes (no converse or slip-ons).  Absolutely no jeans. Deodorant is necessary for boys 9 & up.  Bring a water bottle.  No watches, fitness trackers. 

Other: Knee-pads are optional.  Accessories such as earrings, necklaces, watches, bandanas etc. are not permitted. Street clothes including sweats, soffee shorts, baggy t-shirts and accessories are not permitted.  

 

 

Please Note:

If you have any questions or concerns, we are here to talk to you!  Please contact us as soon as possible with issues big or small you may have. 

Please remind your students to leave all valuables at home as we are not responsible for the loss or theft of personal items in the studio.