Dress Code

Please review the dress code guidelines for each class that your child has enrolled for this year. As a gentle reminder, we ask that students do not come to class with their mid-drifts exposed. We recommend Stage Center or Dancer’s Pointe for all dance wear needs. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact either of our studios.

GENRE OF DANCE

ATTIRE/FOOTWEAR REQUESTED

Ballet & Pointe Classes

  • Black Leotard ( any style)
  • Please no skirts or tutus unless requested by your instructor
  • Pink Tights
  • Pink Ballet slippers (canvas or leather, we prefer split sole)
  • Hair pulled back neatly in a bun
  • Any fitted pointe shoe (preferably NOT Gaynor Mindens unless recommended by your instructor)

Acro & Modern Classes

PERMITTED ATTIRE:

  • Leotard OR Unitard (any color & style)
  • Jazz pants (capri or full length flare)
  • Shorts should be knee length (for sliding on the floor)
  • Fitted t-shirts and tank tops permitted (hip level)
  • No midriff should be visible
  • Hair neatly & securely pulled away from face

PERMITTED FOOTWEAR:

  • Barefoot

Jazz/Lyrical/Tap/Fusion/Musical Theatre Classes

PERMITTED ATTIRE:

  • Leotard (any color & style)
  • Jazz pants (capri or full length flare)
  • Spandex shorts (mid thigh length)
  • Fitted t-shirts and tank tops permitted (hip level or above)
  • No midriff should be visible
  • Hair neatly & securely pulled away from face

PERMITTED FOOTWEAR:

  • Jazz & Musical Theatre Class = Tan leather jazz shoes, split sole recommended
  • Tap Class = Any flat black tap shoe (heels ONLY by special request of teacher) *Tap IV dancers recommended to have box toe taps.
  • Lyrical Class = Foot Paws/Undies
  • Fusion = Barefoot, Turning Shoes, or Foot Paws / Undies

Hip-Hop Classes

PERMITTED ATTIRE:

  • Leotard (any color & style) worn under clothing
  • Attire is slightly more relaxed and resembles that of jazz class (more street-wear like)
  • No midriff should be visible
  • Hair neatly & securely pulled away from face

PERMITTED FOOTWEAR:

  • CLEAN tennis shoes of any kind are permitted

Ballroom Classes

PERMITTED ATTIRE:

  • Anything you are comfortable in

PERMITTED FOOTWEAR:

Ladies: Any style of CLEAN high-healed shoe is recommended

Gentlemen: Any low-traction dress shoe


DANCE ATTIRE NEEDS

Martell School of Dance highly recommends Stage Center for all of your dance apparel and footwear needs.

Stage Center also sells hairnets and other accessories that can sometimes be difficult to find.

Stage Center has an updated version of our Dress Code information and can help you with anything you need.

Stage Center

908 N. Main St.

Akron, Ohio 44310

330.535.0516
www.stagecenter.biz

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Martell School of Dance can also recommend Dancer’s Pointe located in Stow.

Dancer’s Pointe

4954 Darrow Rd

Stow, Ohio 44224

330.655.5542
www.dancerspointeohio.com

Martell School of Dance cannot recommend any other dance apparel stores at this time.