Dress Code

2022-2023 Expressions Dance & Movement Center

Dress Code

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. Our dress code is always selected with age-appropriateness in mind.
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 dance wear 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 unique skin tone. We have a variety of choices available through the links below. If you cannot find a good match, please let us know as we may be able to direct you to other vendors or brands.
The dress code also ensures that all students have matching dance attire, should a performance opportunity arise. For example, during our children's winter showcase, dancers will wear their dress code attire, accompanied by some festive winter accessories!
We look forward to seeing you all in the studio this season!
Sincerely, Miss Darcy & the EDMC Team

View Children's Class Dress Code Details Here

View Graded Technique Class Dress Code Details Here

Purchase Dress Code Items for Female* Dancers Here

*Non-Binary Dancers: please select level-appropriate dress code attire from the lists above that feel most comfortable for your personal identity

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Dancers should have hair pulled up and back in all classes. Short hair should be pinned away from the face. Hair should be in a neat bun for all ballet classes.

Additional Information Regarding Specialty Classes in Level 1-7:

Tap/Musical Theater/Contemporary/Lyrical Praise/Acro Classes

Young Ladies: Any solid color leotard with black leggings or black dance shorts (minimum 2” inseam to wear without tights). You may also wear Expressions logo gear over a leotard. However, be prepared for the instructor to ask you to remove bulky items in order to see alignment.

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

Hip Hop Attire: Studio T-Shirt or Tank (or solid color t-shirt/tank), black shorts/leggings/sweats/athletic pants, no undergarments or midriffs should be visible while dancing


Additional Information Regarding 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