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Dress Requirements

Dance Dress Requirements

All dancers are required to wear appropriate clothing into and around the building. This includes a cover-up for dancers of all ages and proper footwear. Dance shoes (including sneakers worn for Hip Hop classes) should never be worn outside.

Hair:

All young ladies must wear their hair in a bun. If dancer’s hair is shorter than chin length, a headband may be worn. Bangs and “whispies” should be controlled with hairspray, gel, and/or barrettes, as needed. 

All male dancers must have their hair out of their face. If a male dancer’s hair is longer than chin length, it must be worn in a low, tight pony tail.

Jewelry:

No jewelry is permitted with the exception of small stud-earrings. Any other type of jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, anklets, etc.) could be a hazard or distraction while dancing.

Shoes for Sale: The Markell School of Dance has gently used jazz and tap shoes for sale. Contact Jenni Nettleton, the director of the Markell School of Dance, for details.

 

Movers & Shakers and Dance Discovery:

Girls

Leotard: Pink 

Pink Tights

Ballet Shoes

Boys

Tee-Shirt: Solid Light/Pastel Yellow or Pink

Black shorts hemmed above knee or black tights

White socks

Ballet Shoes

 

Ballet I & Ballet II:

Girls

Leotard: Light Blue

Pink Tights

Ballet Shoes

Gentlemen

Tee-Shirt: Solid Light Blue

Black shorts hemmed above knee or black tights

White socks

Ballet Shoes

 

Ballet III & IV:

Girls

Leotard: Violet (light purple) leotard

Pink Tights

Ballet Shoes

Gentlemen

Tee-Shirt: Solid Light/Pastel Green or Violet

Black shorts hemmed above knee or black tights

White socks

Ballet Shoes

 

Ballet V:

Young Ladies

Leotard: Burgundy or black leotard

Ballet Skirt (optional-please no prints)

Pink Tights- All tights must be convertible

Ballet Shoes

Pointe Shoes—ONLY IF APPROVED

Young Gentlemen

Tee-Shirt: Solid Burgundy

Black shorts hemmed above knee or black tights

White socks

Ballet Shoes

 

Company:

Ladies

Leotard: Black

Ballet Skirt (optional)

Pink Tights- All tights must be convertible

Ballet Shoes

Pointe Shoes-ONLY IF APPROVED!!!!!!

Black lace up split sole jazz shoes

Black jazz pants

Modern “Paw” Pads (not Mandatory)

Gentlemen

Tee-Shirt: Solid White

Black shorts hemmed above knee or black tights

White socks

Ballet Shoes

 

Jazz and Dance Fusion:

Leotard: any color

Tee-Shirt: Solid color

Black lace up split sole jazz shoes

Black Jazz pants

 

Hip Hop I & Advanced:

Any color leotard or tee-shirt

Athletic pants, shorts or Jazz pants

Athletic sneakers (intended to be worn for dance) or Black Hip Hop sneaker

 

Tap I & II:

Any color leotard or tee-shirt

Athletic pants, shorts or Jazz pants

Black full-sole tap shoes (lace up preferred)