MDSA Dress Code

BE GRACEFUL - BE MODEST - BE YOU - BE KIND - BE HAPPY - BE AWESOME - BE DANCE

MDSA is proud to promote standards that reflect the above characteristics. Dressing appropriately for class not only provides functionality for movement but also allows the teacher to see proper body placement. Furthermore, it encourages unity and shows respect for the art of dance.

  • All dancers should keep their hair up and out of their face.

  • Absolutely no street clothes will be allowed during class – (except for hip hop classes).

  • No jewelry.

  • An appropriate cover-up to and from class is suggested.

  • Please label all shoes and bags.

  • No strapless tops allowed

  • No midriffs showing allowed

  • No booty shorts or any shorts with an inseam shorter than 2 inches allowed

If a student comes to class not dressed within the MDSA Dress Code, they will be sent to Ms. Moriah to be outfitted properly. Students will be able to rent clothes from MDSA for $1 PER ITEM. Please contact the front office with any further questions.

Shoes
Appropriate shoes are required within each discipline. They are listed below under class name.
**Students should not wear their dance shoes outside. 
They are not intended for concrete and mud.**

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Where to purchase Dance Attire:

  • In studio, the MDSA Boutique carries dance wear & shoes.

  • The Boutique doesn't have the right size? Order through the Studio & our Staff will make sure you get the right fit.

  • Find what you need for a reasonable price at Discount Dance & use our Teacher Referral code to save even more! **See flyer for code.**

  • Need something in the neighborhood? Check out your local Target!

Adults

  • All should wear clothing that is comfortable, does not restrict movement and does not inhibit the instructor from ensuring proper technique.

  • No short shorts or midriff tops. 

  • Appropriate shoes are required within each discipline.

 

Acro Gymnastics

Girls:

  • Leotard (any color)

  • Dance leggings or capris

  • Done in bare feet 

Boys:

  • Jogger pants, Athletic pants, or basketball shorts

  • Plain colored, form fitting t shirt

  • Done in bare feet

 

Ballet 
Girls:

  • Leotard (any color)

  • Footed Tights (any color)

  • Full Sole Leather Ballet Shoes (any color)

  • Hair secured in a bun. If not possible, pulled back from face and secured.

Boys:

  • Solid white t-shirt and black athletic pants. 

  • Full Sole Leather Ballet Shoes (black)

 

Ballet/Tap Combo

Girls: Shorts/Leggings and Leotard (any color)

Boys: Shorts/ Joggers and a white t-shirt.

  • Tap shoes to be worn with socks or tights. 

  • Ballet shoes (any color)

**Booty shorts or clothing with inappropriate words or images are NOT aloud.**

 

Ballroom

  • All should wear clothing that is comfortable, does not restrict movement and does not inhibit the instructor from ensuring proper technique, no sweats.

  • No strapless tops and no midriff showing.

  • No flip flops.

  • Closed toed shoes for the men, and flats or low heels for ladies.

  • If ladies where skirts, shorts must be worn underneath.

 

Contemporary
Girls:

  • Leotard (any color)

  • Dance pants or leggings

  • Done in bare feet.

Optional: Tank top over leotard

Boys:

  • Jogger pants, Athletic pants, or basketball shorts

  • Plain colored, form fitting t shirt

  • Done in bare feet

**Booty shorts or clothing with inappropriate words or images are NOT aloud.**

 

Hip Hop/B-Boy 
Girls & Boys:

  • Loose but modest clothing that does not restrict movement (no jeans, no midriffs).

  • Jazz shoes or tennis shoes.

**Booty shorts or clothing with inappropriate words or images are NOT aloud.**

Jazz 
Girls

  • Leotard (any color)

  • Dance pants or leggings

  • Jazz shoes (any color). It is recommended to wear socks or tights with your jazz shoes. 

  • Hair must be pulled back.

Optional: Tank top over leotard.

Boys

  • Athletic shorts 

  • Plain colored, form fitting t shirt

  • Shorts must go to right above the knee or longer.

**Booty shorts or clothing with inappropriate words or images are NOT aloud.**

 

Jazz/Tap Combo

Girls: Shorts/Leggings and Leotard (any color)

Boys: Shorts/ Joggers and a white t-shirt.

  • Tap shoes to be worn with socks or tights. 

  • Jazz or ballet shoes (any color)

**Booty shorts or clothing with inappropriate words or images are NOT aloud.**

 

Leaps & Turns

  • Leotard (any color)

  • Dance pants or leggings

  • Jazz shoes (any color)

*Beginners can wear ballet shoes instead of jazz shoes*

Optional: Tank top over leotard

**Booty shorts or clothing with inappropriate words or images are NOT aloud.**

 

Princess Ballet

  • Leotard (any color)

  • Footed Tights (any color)

  • Full Sole Leather Ballet Shoes

  • Hair pulled back and secured.

 

Superheroes

Boys:

  • Athletic shorts

  • T shirt that covers midriff

  • Done in bare feet. 

Girls:

  • Leggings or athletic shorts

  • T shirt that covers midriff

  • Done in bare feet

 

Song & Dance (Musical Theater)

Girls:

  • Leotard

  • Dance pants or leggings

  • Jazz shoes (any color)

Optional: Tank top over leotard.

*Beginners can wear ballet shoes instead of jazz shoes.*

Boys:

  • Jogger pants, Athletic pants, or basketball shorts

  • Plain colored, form fitting t shirt

  • Jazz shoes (any color)

**Booty shorts or clothing with inappropriate words or images are NOT aloud.**


Tap

Girls: Capris leggings or Dance capris.

Boys: Dance pants or shorts

  • Modest t shirt

  • Black tap shoes

**Booty shorts or clothing with inappropriate words or images are NOT aloud.**

MDSA Attendance & Classroom Policies

 

Please respect our Teachers and review these policies before attending Class. 

Dancers should arrive 5 minutes early and be picked up on time. Waiting should be done in the lobby. Please do not leave young children unattended as they wait.

**Please contact MDSA if you are running late for pick up.**

Some schools do not permit dancers to join the class if late. While we do not currently adhere to this policy, please be respectful and avoid tardiness.

Dancers should use the restroom prior to class.

Each dancer will have his/her own spot for bags, shoes and water bottles.​

Dancers should bring a water bottle. 

No food or drink (other than water) in the dance OR dressing rooms. No GUM! Snacks and food may be available onsite for purchase. Food may be consumed at the tables & seating set up in the Studio lobby.

MDSA and its instructors are not liable for any injuries sustained while a student is in class or on the premises. Students should not engage in activity that makes them feel unreasonably unsafe. Students should let instructors know of any limitations or concerns you have.

 

Parents are not allowed in the studios during class, with the exception of classes requiring caregiver participation. 

 

For technique classes, (ballet, jazz, tap, etc.) the first couple weeks of class should be considered a placement review period. MDSA reserves the right to move students to the most appropriate level based on their skills.

 

There are no make-up classes, credits or refunds unless otherwise specified.

 

After 2 no call, no shows, your child will be dropped from the class. You will need to re-register if you wish to continue taking class.

 

Parents will be notified and consulted regarding any in-class behavioral issues or questions.

 

If a child acts out in class in a manner that is harmful to him/herself or others, that child shall be removed from class and parents shall be notified immediately.

 

Children may be dropped from a class if their behavior interferes with safety or is chronically disruptive. We may recommend that your child be moved to a more appropriate class level if needed.

 

Payment must be provided to MDSA prior to a class, as a student may be withheld otherwise.

 

Alcohol, drugs, smoking and pets are not permitted on the premises. 

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