All students must adhere to our dress code during classes. It is important for teachers to be able to see each student’s alignment to properly instruct and provide corrections, and also helps students to get into the “dancer” mindset. Proper dress ensures that every student is ready for class as part of the Motion Arts community, and encourages a sense of responsibility and professionalism. We have a selection of dancewear available for purchase at the studio, and can also offer recommendations for extended sizes and styles.
Ballet – Any color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes. Optional skirt. Hair must be in a bun.
Pre-Dance – Any color leotard and footless tights. Bare feet.
Modern/Creative Movement/Partnering – Any color leotard and tights, shorts, or leggings. Bare feet.
Jazz/Jumps and Turns – Any color leotard, leggings, or jazz pants. Black jazz shoes (for Level 3, 4, 5).
Tap – Any color leotard, leggings, or jazz pants. Black tap shoes.
Hip Hop - Dancers may add a layer over their standard dancewear. Sneakers.
Boys – A close fitting t-shirt, jazz pants, and appropriate footwear. No sweatpants or basketball shorts.
All Classes: Please leave large or dangling jewelry at home. Chewing gum, cell phones, and drinks other than water are not permitted in the classroom. Students’ legs must be covered to allow for safe floorwork – shorts must be layered over tights. Wraps and sweaters are permitted, but please keep it close-fitting (no oversized hoodies). Hair must be securely pulled back.