Mid Maryland Performing Arts Center

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Uniform Requirements

We maintain firm standards regarding dress and appearance.  The uniform requirements help maintain a professional environment, allow students to focus on the most important aspects of dance education, and inspire confidence that extends out of the classroom and into the daily lives of our students.

All students should be prepared for class with the appropriate uniform and proper shoes for the class they are taking, as outlined below.

  • All hair shoulder length or longer must be up and away from the face.  Buns are required for all ballet classes. 
  • Students must wear footwear appropriate to the dance style.
  • No street shoes are permitted in the studios.
  • T-shirts, camisoles, and layered leotards are not acceptable.  Please purchase leotard styles that fit appropriately so you do not have to layer for modesty’s sake.
  • Warm-up clothing may only be worn only with the permission of the teacher.
  • Students may deviate from specific uniform requirements (extra attire, different color leotards, etc.) with the permission of the instructor.  Levels ending in 60 and up (ONLY) may wear solid colored leotards in addition to the basic black.

Please scroll down for specific uniform requirements.  Examples of leotard, tight, and shoe styles are in parenthesis after item.  You do not have to buy this exact item -- use it as a guide when purchasing your uniform. 

PreDance 100/101/102

Pink tank leotard (Capezio style CC201C, pink)  
Pink tights (Capezio style 1816C, light pink)
Pink ballet shoes.                                                             

 ** Please do not purchase leotards with skirts attached.

PreDance 103

Pink tank leotard (Capezio style CC201C, pink)  
Pink tights (Capezio style 1816C, light pink)
Pink ballet shoes.                                                             
Black Patent Leather tap shoes. Please replace laces with elastic closures

 ** Please do not purchase leotards with skirts attached.

Combo 103

Girls:                                                                                  
Navy tank leotard (Capezio style CC201C, navy)                    
Pink tights (Capezio style 1816, light pink)
Pink ballet shoes
Tan "maryjane-style tap shoes (Bloch SO302)
 
Boys:
Solid tee
Black shorts or jazz pants
Black ballet shoes
Black oxford-style tap shoes (Capezio style CG17C, black)

Combo 104.NB 

Girls:
Navy tank leotard (Capezio style CC201C, navy)
Pink tights (Capezio style 1816, light pink)
Pink ballet shoes

Boys:
Solid tee
Black shorts or jazz pants
Black ballet shoes

Combo 104.FM 

Girls:
Navy tank leotard (Capezio style CC201C, navy)
Tan convertible tights (Capezio style 1816, light suntan)
Tan "maryjane-style tap shoes (Bloch SO302)

Boys:
Solid tee
Black shorts or jazz pants
Black ballet shoes
Black oxford-style tap shoes 

Ballet & Pointe

Black tank leotard (Capezio style CC201, black)
Pink tights (Capezio style 1816, light pink)
Pink ballet shoes

Pointe shoes required for pointe class, please check with your instructor for proper style and fit for your foot.

Buns are required for girls with hair that is shoulder length or longer. All hair, regardless of length, should be neatly secured away from face and eyes

Modern &

Lyrical/Contemporary

Black tank leotard (Capezio style CC201, black)
Tan footless/convertible tights (Capezio style 1816/1817, light suntan)
No shoes

Jazz 

Black tank leotard (Capezio style CC201, black)
Tan tights (Capezio style 1816, light suntan)
Tan slip-on jazz shoes

Hip Hop & Jazz Funk

Solid colored tank/t-shirt
Loose hip hop pants
Black hip hop sneaker (Bloch style S0528L)

Musical Theater

Black tank leotard (Capezio style CC201, black)
Tan tights (Capezio style 1816, light suntan)
Tan slip-on jazz shoes
 
 
Tan character heels are also worn for levels 630 and above.
 

*Additional shoes may be required for the performance as is necessitated by costuming and/or theater style.

Tap 410-440

                                         

 

Tap 445-495.F(Teen)

 

 

Tap 465-480.F

 

 

Tap 495.F(Adult)

Black tank leotard (Capezio style CC201, black)
Tan convertible tights (Capezio style 1816, light suntan)
Tan maryjane-style tap shoes (Bloch SO302)
 

Black tank leotard (Capezio style CC201, black)
Tan convertible tights (Capezio style 1816, light suntan)
Tap shoes TBD
 
Black tank leotard (Capezio style CC201, black)
Tan convertible tights (Capezio style 1816, light suntan)
Tap shoes TBD
 
 
 
Black tank leotard (Capezio style CC201, black)
Tan convertible tights (Capezio style 1816, light suntan)
Black oxford flat taps 
Special Topics I & II
Black tank leotard (Capezio style CC201, black)
Tan convertible tights (Capezio style 1816, light suntan)
Tan slip on jazz shoes or barefoot at teacher discretion
Acrodance Black tank leotard (Capezio style CC201, black)
Tan footless or capri tights
Boys Solid black tee/tank shirt, black dance pants/shorts, and appropriate shoes for specific subjects. Boys generally wear black jazz shoes, black hip hop sneakers, white or black ballet shoes and flat black oxford tap shoes.

 

Use these sites to find the above examples:

www.discountdance.com

www.capezio.com

Please keep in mind that tight specific colors can be matched for your individual skin tone.  Please use your best judgment and call the studio if you have questions.

 

**  Spandex (booty) shorts are to be worn ONLY by teacher permission.  Each teacher makes their own decision based on the genre/discipline of the class --- please don't assume that because your hip hop teacher allows them, your jazz teacher will! Decisions will be made at the beginning of the year by individual teachers and the students will be told during class. We recommend you do not buy any type of spandex short until after the dance year has started, to avoid unnecessary purchases.

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