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Dress Code

Hair must always be secured off the face & neck for ALL classes. 
A classical ballet bun with hairpins & hairnet is required for Ballet levels II through advanced, and for Contemporay classes.
Pony tails are acceptable for Pre Dance, Pre Ballet, Primary, Ballet I & all Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop & Stretch classes.

Ballet Classes follow the Royal Academy of Dance requirements for examinations.

 

Pre-Ballet

Pink tank or short sleeve leotard.

– Pink leather ballet shoes with one elastic strap. No pink canvas shoes. White ankle socks.  Pink tights optional for class.

– Pink chiffon skirt (attached or unattached). No tutus.

Primary

– Pink tank or short sleeve leotard.

– Pink leather ballet shoes with one elastic strap. No pink canvas shoes. White ankle socks. Pink tights optional for class.

– Pink chiffon skirt (unattached). No tutus.

Ballet I

– White tank leotard with white belt.

– Pink leather ballet shoes with one elastic strap. No pink canvas shoes.

– White ankle socks. Pink tights optional for class.

– Full circle character skirt. Black canvas character shoes. No black leather character shoes.

Ballet II

Sky Blue tank leotard with blue belt.

– Pink leather ballet shoes with one elastic strap. No pink canvas shoes. 

– White ankle socks. Pink tights optional for class.

– Full circle character skirt. Black canvas character shoes. No black leather character shoes.

Ballet III

Burgundy tank leotard with burgundy belt.

– Pink leather ballet shoes with one elastic strap (ribbons on shoes are no longer required by the RAD). No pink canvas shoes. 

– Pink tights.

– Character flower headdress.

– Full circle character skirt. Black canvas character shoes. No black leather character shoes.

Ballet IV-V

– Black tank leotard with black belt (No spaghetti straps for RAD exam).

– Pink leather ballet shoes with one elastic strap (ribbons on shoes are no longer required by the RAD). No pink canvas shoes.

– Pink tights.

– Full circle character skirt.Black canvas character shoes. No black leather character shoes.

Intermediate & Advanced

– Black camisole leotard with black belt

Intermediate Foundation: Pink leather ballet shoes with pink satin ribbon. No pink canvas shoes. Pink pointe shoes with pink satin ribbon. Pink tights.

– Intermediate: Pink Soft pointe shoes or Satin Demi-pointe shoes with pink ribbon. Pink canvas shoes may be worn for NON RAD syllabus classes. Pink tights.

– Advanced: Pink Soft pointe shoes or Satin Demi-pointe shoes with pink ribbon.  Pink canvas shoes may be worn for NON RAD syllabus classes. Pink tights.

 

Pre-Dance

– Pastel or black leotards of any style.

– Pink leather ballet shoes with one elastic strap. Pink tights or white ankle socks. Mary Jane Tap shoes.

– Chiffon skirts are optional. NO tutus or dress up costumes.

Beg. Tap & Jazz 5-7yrs

– Black leotards of any style.

– Tan Jazz shoes. Mary Jane Tap shoes. Pink tights or white ankle socks. 

Lyrical

– SOLID BLACK leotard of any style. NO color on the leotard.

– Tan or Pink convertible tights.

– Lyrical shoes (half soles, paws or footundeez)

Jazz

– SOLID BLACK leotard of any style. NO color on the leotard.

– Tan or Pink convertible tights.

– BLACK Jazz shorts are acceptable. NO colored Jazz shorts.

– Tan slip-on Jazz shoes.

Tap

– Any color leotard is acceptable.

– Mary Jane or Oxford style Tap shoes.

Hip Hop

– T-shirts and shorts or track pants. NO jeans.

– Only white soled tennis shoes. NO street shoes worn from outside.

Contemporary

– SOLID BLACK leotard of any style. No color on the leotard.

– Pink convertible tights.

– Tan canvas ballet shoes.

Teen/Adult Ballet

– Dance attire should be form fitting to allow the instructor to see posture and body alignment. Leotard, tights and a wrap ballet skirt are acceptable, or leggings and a form fitting t-shirt.

– Pink or black ballet shoes with elastics.Pink ballet tights, pink canvas ballet shoes.

– Hair secured off the face & neck.

Male Dancers

– Apparel that stretches or gives with movement.

– Black jazz pants or cut-offs for jazz and tap with shirts.

– Black tights or shorts for ballet with white fitted T-shirt and white socks.

Stretch & Strengthen

– SOLID Black leotard of any style. No color on the leotard.

– Pink convertible tights. Bare feet.

– Teacher will provide information on any “stretch band” to bring to class.

– Warm up clothes may NOT be worn to Stretch class.

Ballet IV & V may wear non regulation RAD tank leotard for classes, however, the leotard must be SOLID BLACK with no color. No halter neck leotards are permitted.
Intermediate & Advanced levels may wear non regulation RAD camisole leotard for classes, however, the leotard must be SOLID BLACK with no color. No halter neck leotards are permitted. 

Please contact the MPAD office with any questions regarding Dress Code.

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