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At MDA we educate our dancers about the importance of showing up to class on time and properly prepared. It is a valuable life skill as well as a sign of respect to their teachers and peers when they are properly dressed for class.

For dancers taking multiple classes per day, please make sure you wear an outfit and hairstyle* that meets the requirements for ALL your classes, especially if your classes are back to back.

Ballet

  • Hair is to be pulled back into a neat bun. Hair must be in a bun with proper bun pins so their hair remains intact throughtout class. For dancers of colour, braided buns are welcome.
  • Black bodysuit of your choosing
  • Skin coloured tights and ballet slippers*

Acro

  • Hair is to be pulled back into a neat, LOW bun, no exceptions. This is for safety purposes so dancers are not landing on their hair during acro skills and choreography
  • Dancers can choose between shorts or leggings, tight fitting athletic top, crop top or bodysuit. We don’t allow loose fitting tops as our dancers are working upside down
  • Barefeet

Jazz/Contemporary/Musical Theatre/Tap/Conditioning

  • Hair is to be pulled back into a neat bun or ponytail, no exceptions
  • Dancers can choose between tight fitting shorts, leggings, a bodysuit, or athletic top
  • Jazz – Skin coloured Jazz shoes
  • Tap – Black Full Sole Lace up Oxford Tap Shoe; either Bloch or Capezio
  • Contemporary – Barefeet
  • Musical Theatre – Dancers can wear jazz shoes for the beginning of the year until costumes are determined and specific shoes requirements will be sent out

Hip Hop

  • Loose fitted dance clothes (no jeans)
  • Indoor running shoes or jazz sneakers

*It is ok to wear pink ballet slippers if they still fit from the previous year. Once you’ve out grown them, please purchase skin coloured ballet slippers going forward.

**Short hair is welcome in our classes, simply pin it back off of your face.


We at Momentum DanceArts understand that dance has had a history of gendering uniforms and aligning with a strict, outdated binary of gender expectations. We know that binary, in fact, does not exist and we want our students to feel safe and comfortable in their identities and what they wear. 
Your gender expression is welcome and celebrated here.