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Dress Code

2021-2022
As with many other children’s activities that require specific attire and footwear, Expressions Dance adheres to a dress code policy which serves multiple purposes. Our uniform dress code enables teachers to easily observe a student’s alignment and position and helps students focus on dance rather than attire. The dress code also ensures that all students have matching dancewear, should a performance opportunity arise.

At Expressions we have always celebrated every child that walks through our doors. We want everyone to feel seen and valued. We love that we are all unique and different and we are thrilled that dancewear companies have begun to offer a diverse selection of tights and shoes. This year all EDMC students will have the option to purchase tights and shoes that match their skin tone. We have a variety of choices available on our dress code website. If you can’t find the right match, please let us know. More options become available each day and we will be able to direct you to other vendors. We look forward to seeing you all in the studio soon!

Sincerely,

Miss Darcy and the EDMC Team

GIRLS/YOUNG LADIES REQUIRED CLASS LEOTARDS & TIGHTS COLOR

Tippy Toes
Tippy Toes:

Theatricals Pink Girls Dance Dress

  • Skin Tone Tights

Purchase Online


PreK & PreK/Kinder Ballet & Tap, PreK & PreK/Kinder Ballet
PreK & PreK/Kinder Ballet & Tap, PreK & PreK/Kinder Ballet & Creative Movement:

Theatricals Child Tank Dress

  • Skin Tone Tights

Purchase Online


PreK/K Acro & Hip Hop,
PreK/K Jazz & Hip Hop
PreK/K Acro & Hip Hop,
PreK/K Jazz & Hip Hop,
PreK/K Ballet & Acro:

Theatricals Girls Tank Cotton Dance Leotard - Pink

Black Shorts

  • Skin Tone Tights

Purchase Online


Kinder & K/1st Ballet & Tap:
Kinder & TK/1st Ballet & Tap:

Theatricals Girls Cotton Tank Dress in Lavender

Black Shorts

  • Skin Tone Tights

Purchase Online


K/1st Jazz & Hip Hop, K/1st Hip Hop & Acro
K/1st Jazz & Hip Hop, K/1st Hip Hop & Acro:

Theatricals Girls Tank Cotton Dance Leotard - Lavender (skirt NOT included)

Black Shorts

  • Skin Tone Tights

Purchase Online


Beginning
Beginning

Theatricals Cotton Tank Leotard in Light Blue

(OPTIONAL Skirt)

(OPTIONAL Black Shorts)

  • Skin Tone Tights

Purchase Online


Ballet 1
Ballet & Jazz 1:

Theatricals Cotton Tank Leotard in Mulberry

  • Skin Tone Tights

Purchase Online


Ballet 2
Ballet & Jazz 2:

Theatricals Cotton Tank Leotard in Purple

  • Skin Tone Tights

Purchase Online


Ballet 1/2 5th Grade
Ballet & Jazz 1/2 (5th grade+):

Theatricals Tank Cotton Dance Leotard - Purple

  • Skin Tone Tights

Purchase Online


Ballet/Jazz 1B
Ballet & Jazz 3:

Theatricals Cotton Tank Leotard in Royal

  • Skin Tone Tights

Purchase Online


Ballet 4
Ballet & Jazz 4:

Bloch Adult Camisole in Turquoise

  • Skin Tone Tights

Purchase Online


Ballet 5
Ballet & Jazz 5:

Bloch Adult Camisole Leotard in Aubergine

  • Skin Tone Tights

Purchase Online


Ballet 6
Ballet & Jazz 6:

Bloch Adult Camisole Leotard in Navy

  • Skin Tone Tights

Purchase Online


Ballet 7
Ballet & Jazz 7:

Bloch Camisole Leotard in Burgundy

  • Skin Tone Tights

Purchase Online


BOYS/YOUNG MEN REQUIRED CLASS ATTIRE

Boys Ballet/Jazz/Tap
Boys Ballet/Jazz/Tap (Tippy Toes, PreK, Beginning Level):

Solid White or Black Fitted Short Sleeve Shirt
Black Athletic Shorts/Pants/Joggers/Dance Tights

Purchase Online


Boys Ballet/Jazz/Tap
Boys Hip Hop (Kinder-Beginning Level):

Black Expressions Studio Tshirt or Solid Color Shirt
Black Athletic Shorts/Pants/Joggers

Purchase Online


Young Men Ballet Level 1+
Young Men Ballet Level 1+:

Solid White or Black Fitted Shirt
Black Men’s Dance Tights or Long Dance Shorts (Ballet)
Athletic Pants/Joggers (Jazz)
Dance Belt or Compression Undergarments

Purchase Online

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Undergarments:

Young Ladies: Underwear should not be visible (underwear is not necessary when wearing a leotard and tights); if a bra is needed it must be a nude or black dance/sports bra.

Young Men (in styles other than Hip Hop): Compression Undergarments or Dance Belt Required

Level 1+ Tap/Musical Theater/Contemporary/Lyrical Praise/Acro/Leaps & Turns Attire:

Young Ladies: Any solid color leotard, black leggings or black dance shorts (minimum 2” inseam to wear without tights), can wear Expressions logo gear over a leotard (but the instructor may ask them to remove it in order to see alignment)

Young Men: Studio T-Shirt or Tank (or solid color t-shirt/tank), black athletic shorts/pants

Hip Hop/Guys Hip Hop: Studio T-Shirt or Tank (or solid color t-shirt/tank), black shorts/leggings/sweats/athletic pants.


REQUIRED CHILDREN'S DANCE SHOES

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Girls/Young Ladies Ballet (Tippy Toes, PreK, Kinder,
Beginning Ballet)

Pink Leather Split Sole Ballet Shoes

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Boys/Young Men Ballet (All Ages/Levels)
Black Leather or Stretch Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoes

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Ballet (Levels 1-5)
Pink or Skin Tone Split Sole Stretch Canvas Ballet Shoes

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Tap (PreK, Kinder Tap)
Black Mary Jane Ribbon Tie/Elastic Tap Shoes

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Tap (PreK-1st Boys, Beginning & Levels 1-5)
Black Lace Up Tap Shoes

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Lyrical Praise (Levels 1-5)
Skin Tone Half Soles

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Contemporary (Levels 1-5)
Skin Tone Foot Undeez

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PreK, Kinder, Beg. Jazz; Beg. Musical Theater
Tan Ultimate Competition Leather Jazz Shoes with Neopren

Hip Hop (All Ages/Levels)
Plain Black Athletic/Tennis Shoes
(white, black or brown soles okay)

Acro (All Ages/Levels)
Bare Feet (no tights over their feet)