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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

PreDance 101/102Pink tank leotard (Capezio style CC201C, pink)
Pink tights (Capezio style 1916C, light pink)
Pink ballet shoes. (Leather, Full sole)
** Please do not purchase leotards with skirts attached.
PreDance 103Pink tank leotard (Capezio style CC201C, pink)
Pink tights (Capezio style 1916C, light pink)
Pink ballet shoes. (Leather, Full sole)
Black Patent Leather tap shoes. Please replace laces with elastic closures
** Please do not purchase leotards with skirts attached.
Combo 103Girls: Navy tank leotard (Capezio style CC201C, navy)
Pink tights (Capezio style 1916, light pink)
Pink ballet shoes (Leather, Full Sole)
Tan “maryjane-style tap shoes (Bloch SO302)

Boys: Solid tee Black shorts or jazz pants
Black ballet shoes (Leather, Full Sole)
Black oxford-style tap shoes (Capezio style CG17C, black)

Combo 104 Girls: Navy tank leotard (Capezio style CC201C, navy)
Pink tights (Capezio style 1916, light pink)
Pink ballet shoes (Leather, Full Sole)
Tan “maryjane-style tap shoes (Bloch SO302)

Boys: Solid tee Black shorts or jazz pants
Black ballet shoes (Leather, Split sole)
Black oxford-style tap shoes

Ballet & PointeBlack tank leotard (Capezio style CC201, black)
Pink Convertible tights (Capezio style 1916, light pink)
Pink ballet shoes (Canvas, Split Sole)
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/ContemporaryBlack tank leotard (Capezio style CC201, black)
Black footless/convertible tights (Capezio style 1916/1917, black) Or Black Leggings
No shoes
JazzBlack tank leotard (Capezio style CC201, black)
Tan tights (Capezio style 1916, light suntan)
Tan slip-on jazz shoes (Leather, Split sole)
Hip Hop & Jazz Funk Solid colored tank/t-shirt
Loose hip hop pants
NIKE Revolution 5- Black and White Sneakers
Link to Adult sizes: https://www.dsw.com/en/us/product/nike-revolution-5-running-shoe—womens/460643?activeColor=002
Link to Child sizes: https://www.dsw.com/en/us/product/nike-revolution-5-sneaker—kids/462982?activeColor=003 T
hese are the uniform sneakers required for performances and should NOT be worn outside the studio.
Musical TheaterBlack tank leotard (Capezio style CC201, black)
Tan tights (Capezio style 1916, light suntan)
Tan slip-on jazz shoes (Leather, Split sole)
*Tan character heels are also required for levels II and up.
*Additional shoes may be required for the performance as is necessitated by costuming and/or theater style.
Tap 410-420Black tank leotard (Capezio style CC201, black)
Tan convertible tights (Capezio style 1916, light suntan)
Tan maryjane-style tap shoes (Bloch SO302)
Tap 430-495Black tank leotard (Capezio style CC201, black)
Tan convertible tights (Capezio style 1916, light suntan)
Black oxford Tap shoes (Capezio style CG19)
**Levels 460-480 are required to have either of the following styles – Bloch style SO313L or Capezio style 960
BoysSolid black tee/tank shirt, black dance pants/shorts, and appropriate shoes for specific subjects.
Boys generally wear black jazz shoes, white or black ballet shoes (canvas, split sole) and flat black oxford tap shoes.

Footlights Dance & Theater Boutique in downtown Frederick carries all MMPAC dress code requirements. Use this site to find the examples of the styles listed above:

www.dancefootlights.com