Dress Codes

A dancer’s dress code is very important to ensure that all students are focused on dancing and ready for their class.  Having all dancers in the correct attire, (including hair styles) is not only for safety, it shows formations, and allows teachers to see and correct appropriately.  Hairstyles affects dancers balance, turns, leaps, and follows the dance discipline mirrored all around the world. 

We enforce three strict rules:

  • No outdoor shoes are to be worn in the studios
  • Dance shoes are NOT to be worn outside
  • Names MUST be written in all items
  • No jewelry to be worn in classes (only stud earrings are permitted)

Always take care of your dance wear & dance shoes and be sure to take all your belongings with you!

Song & Dance Mommy & Me

Please wear something that is easy to move in. Socks or soft shoes. No outdoor shoes are permitted in the dance studio.

 

All Ballet Classes

Girls: black dance leotard (long/short sleeve) with or without skirt, classic pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes. Hair neatly pulled back in a ballet bun, hairband for short hair. No big sparkly skirts for younger dancers please – it is too much of a distraction.

Boys: black pants or shorts and white t-shirts, black ballet shoes.

 

 

All Tap Classes

Girls: black dance leotard, black or tan tights or jazz pants, black tap shoes.
Hair neatly pulled back

Boys: Black pants or shorts with black and black tap shoes.

 

All Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theater, and Broadway Prep Classes

Girls: black leotards, black or tan tights or black jazz pants, black jazz shoes.
Hair neatly pulled back

Boys: Black pants or shorts with black and black tap shoes.

 

Hip Hop

Wear regular clothes, something which enables you to move easily, black Jazz shoes, (clean) sneakers or (clean) boots. No jeans.
Hair neatly pulled back.

 

Acrobatics/Dance

Boys and Girls: Black Short Unitard, Black T-Shirt and Black Shorts. No shoes, No socks. Dancers will be asked to clean feet with wipes at the beginning of class.

 

Adult Classes

Please wear something you are comfortable in when moving and working out. Leather ballet shoes or Jazz shoes for Adult Dance Fusion, black tap shoes for Adult Tap.

OUTDOOR SHOES ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE STUDIO AT ANYTIME!!

Dance Wear & Shoes

We sell dance wear at Dance Works for all your dancing needs at great prices!  Most dance attire and shoes are accurately sized at our studio, are kept in stock, and can be taken home immediately.  If we do not have the item in stock, it will be ordered and delivered within a few weeks.  All dance wear items must be paid for in full when purchased/ordered.   Open House (end of August) is a great time to come in and get all the required dance wear.  We do continue to sell dance wear throughout the dance season until the middle of May.  Dance wear sales will STOP the last 4 weeks of the season.  The “last orders” will be placed in the middle of May.   At this time everyone must have correct shoes and enough pairs of tights to last until the end of the season.  No refunds or exchanges can be made for ANY items.  If you receive a defective item from Dance Works that has NOT been worn, please bring this item in and see Miss Emma.

 

Dance Works Apparel & Shoes

We have a number of items available with the Dance Works logo.  T-Shirts, tank tops, hoodies, etc. are all available to purchase at the front desk.  Some seasonal items will be pre-ordered.  All items must be paid for in full when purchased/pre-ordered.

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  • Dance Works is really excited to meet so many new dancers this week. You can find all of our teacher/staff bios on our new website. Each week we will highlight a teacher. First up is Miss Emma... because well... she runs the show. For her full bio check out our new website. Link in profile. #danceworksva

    danceworksva: "Dance Works is really excited to meet so many new dancers this week. You can find all of our teacher/staff bios on our new website. Each week we will highlight a teacher. First up is Miss Emma... because well... she runs the show. For her full bio check out our new website. Link in profile. #danceworksva"
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