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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. 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, Twirling Tots, Tiny Tappers
Tippy Toes, Twirling Tots, Tiny Tappers:

Theatricals Pink Girls Dance Dress

  • Skin Tone Tights

Purchase Online


Tippy Toes, Twirling Tots, Tiny Tappers
Kinder, TK & K-1st Ballet/Tap Combo:

Theatricals Girls Cotton Tank Dress in Lavender

Kinder Jazz/Hip Hop or K-1st Jazz/Tap Combo:

Theatricals Girls Cotton Tank Leotard in Lavender
(OPTIONAL Black Shorts)

  • Skin Tone Tights

Purchase Online


Beginning Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater, Hip Hop:
Beginning Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater, Hip Hop:

Theatricals Cotton Tank Leotard in Light Blue

(OPTIONAL Skirt)

(OPTIONAL Black Shorts)

  • Skin Tone Tights

Purchase Online


Graded Technique Ballet 1A
Ballet/Jazz 1A:

Theatricals Cotton Tank Leotard in Mulberry

Jazz 1A:

Black Dance Shorts or Leggings

  • Skin Tone Tights

Purchase Online


Ballet/Jazz 1B
Ballet/Jazz 1B:

Theatricals Cotton Tank Leotard in Purple

Jazz 1B:

Black Dance Shorts or Leggings

  • Skin Tone Tights

Purchase Online


Ballet/Jazz 1B
Ballet/Jazz 2:

Theatricals Cotton Tank Leotard in Royal

Jazz 2:

Black Dance Shorts or Leggings

  • Skin Tone Tights

Purchase Online


Ballet/Jazz 3
Ballet/Jazz 3:

Bloch Camisole Leotard in Burgundy

Jazz 3:

Black Dance Shorts or Leggings

  • Skin Tone Tights

Purchase Online


Ballet/Jazz 4
Ballet/Jazz 4:

Bloch Adult Camisole Leotard in Aubergine

Jazz 4:

Black Dance Shorts or Leggings

  • Skin Tone Tights

Purchase Online


Ballet/Jazz 5
Ballet/Jazz 5:

Bloch Adult Camisole Leotard in Navy

Jazz 5:

Black Dance Shorts or Leggings

  • 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 1-5
Young Men Ballet Level 1-5:

Solid White or Black Fitted Shirt
Black Men’s Dance Tights or Long Dance Shorts
Dance Belt or Compression Undergarments

Purchase Online


ALL OTHER CLASS ATTIRE LEVELS 1-5

Online Store

Tap/Musical Theater/Contemporary/Lyrical Praise/Acro Attire:

Young Ladies: Any solid color leotard, black leggings or black dance shorts, can wear Expressions logo gear over a leotard
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, Twirling Tots, Kinder & K-1st)
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 (Girls Tiny Tappers, Kinder, K-1st)
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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Jazz/Musical Theater (All Ages/Levels)
Skin Tone Jazz Shoes
(Young Men may need Black Jazz Shoes for recital depending on costume - either are fine for class)

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)