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Monarch Ballerinas, photo by Danielle Woods Photography
Monarch Hip Hop, photo by Danielle Woods Photography

Monarch Movement Company has partnered with Discount Dance and Eurotard to bring high quality dancewear right to your door.

When you shop with our Eurotard Dress Code or  Discount Dance Teacher Link, you help our studio earn points or cash back for use on costumes, gear, or equipment for our studio!

We have a full selection of pink tights in our shop, as well as a selection of leotards, dance shorts, skirts, and jewelry!

Additionally, our Monarch Movement Company tanks and tees meet the dress code for most styles of classes!

Dress Code for Kids' Classes

Part of enjoying dance class and doing our best includes following the discipline of the dance dress code. Just like a team uniform, wearing appropriate dancewear allows students to move efficiently and the teachers to instruct on safe and proper body alignment. Some classes have specific hair instructions, but hair should always be pulled back and away from the face to minimize distractions. Families are encouraged to choose the presented options that best suit their dancer(s).

Jazz and Musical Theater (All Ages)

Dancers may wear any leotard with tights or dance shorts/leggings OR dance shorts/leggings with a fitted Monarch Movement Company tank or tee (sold in studio). Emphasis on fitted so we may see the dancer's alignment! Shoes for jazz and musical theater are tan jazz booties without ties. Hair should be pulled back in a bun, braid, pigtails, or pony.

 

Hip Hop (All Ages)

Dancers may wear any dance shorts/leggings with a leotard OR fitted Monarch Movement Company tank or tee (sold in studio). Any clean, comfortable sneaker with non-marking soles will be great for Hip Hop. Hair should be pulled back in a bun, braid, pigtails, or pony.

 

Lyrical, Contemporary, and Modern (All Ages)

Dancers may wear any leotard with tights or dance shorts/leggings OR dance shorts/leggings with a fitted Monarch Movement Company tank or tee (sold in studio). Emphasis on fitted so we may see the dancer's alignment. Tights must be footless or convertible so that feet are exposed! Dancers in modern class should be sure to have a long sleeved shirt with them at every class. Knee pads are optional for modern. Shoes for 2nd-5th Grade are foot undeez that best match the dancer's skin tone. Middle and High School dancers will practice lyrical in bare feet. Hair should be pulled back in a bun, braid, pigtails, or pony.

Tiny Dancer (Ages 18 months - 3 years)

Dancers may wear any dancewear that isn't distracting to the dancer and brings them joy! Tights are optional, but remember that putting ballet shoes on sweaty feet is much easier with tights! Dancers should wear leather, full sole ballet shoes, traditionally pink for girls and black for boys. Families are encouraged to choose the presented options that best suit their dancer.  We strongly suggest a shoe without a drawstring. Hair should be pulled back away from the face.

 

Preschool Ballet/Tap or Ballet/Tap/Tumble Combo (Ages 3-5)

Dancers may wear any dancewear that isn't distracting to the dancer and brings them joy! Tights are strongly preferred, but optional. Tights will need to be footless or convertible if the class includes tumble so that they may tumble in their bare feet. Remember that putting ballet shoes on sweaty feet is much easier with tights and tap shoes may rub uncomfortably on bare feet. Shoes for ballet are leather, full sole ballet shoes, traditionally in pink for girls and black for boys. We strongly suggest a shoe without a drawstring. Shoes for tap are black, patent leather mary jane tap shoes with a velcro strap for girls and a black lace-up tap shoe for boys. Families are encouraged to choose which of these shoe options best suits their dancer. Hair should be pulled back in a bun, braid, pigtails, or pony.

 

Preschool and K-1st Tumble

Dancers may wear any leotard with or without shorts OR dance shorts/leggings with fitted Monarch Movement Company tank or tee (sold in studio). No skirts please. This class will practice in bare feet! Hair should be pulled back in a bun, braid, pigtails, or pony.

 

Kindergarten-1st Grade Ballet/Tap or Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combo

Dancers may wear any leotard with pink tights or tights matching the dancer's skin tone. Skirts are optional. Shoes for ballet and jazz in the combo are leather ballet shoes with full soles, traditionally in pink for girls and black for boys. We strongly suggest a shoe without a drawstring. Shoes for tap are black, patent leather mary jane tap shoes with a velcro strap for girls and a black lace-up tap shoe for boys. Families are encouraged to choose which of these shoe options best suits their dancer. Hair should be pulled back in a bun, braid, pigtails, or pony.

 

2nd-5th Grade Ballet

Dancers may wear any solid colored leotard and pink tights or tights matching the dancer's skin tone. Skirts are optional. Shoes for ballet are leather split sole ballet shoes, traditionally in pink for girls and black for boys or the color best matching the skin tone tights. Families are encouraged to choose which of these shoe options best suits their dancer. Please avoid the cardboard bottom "ballet slippers" sold at Walmart and other discount spots. Hair should be pulled back in a tight braid or bun. 4th grade and older is expected to have their hair in a bun for ballet class.

 

2nd-5th Grade Tap

Dancers may wear any leotard with tights or dance shorts/leggings OR dance shorts/leggings with a fitted Monarch Movement Company tank or tee (sold in studio). No loose pants! Shoes are black lace up tap shoes that may be worn with or without socks. Please avoid split sole tap shoes or "jazz-taps." Hair should be pulled back in a bun, braid, pigtails, or pony.

 

Middle School & High School Ballet

Dancers may wear any solid colored leotard with a contrasting color alignment belt and pink tights or tights matching the dancer's skin tone. Skirts, leg warmers, and shrugs are optional. No sweatshirts or baggy coverups. Shoes for ballet are canvas split sole ballet shoes in pink or the color best matching skin tone tights for girls and black for boys. We are providing two options in the studio store, but dancers may choose any shoe that feels best to them and may select the shoe color they feel is most appropriate. Hair should be pulled back in a bun without hair in the face.

Middle School & High School Tap

Dancers may wear any leotard with tights or dance shorts/leggings OR dance shorts/leggings with a fitted Monarch Movement Company tank or tee (sold in studio). No loose pants! Shoes are black lace up tap shoes that may be worn with or without socks. A dancer in a Kaleidoscope Team tap dance should speak with Ms. Brooke regarding the need for specific tap shoes. Hair should be pulled back in a bun, braid, or pony.

 

Kids' and Teens' Yoga

Yogis may wear any comfortable, flexible clothing. Dancewear is not required, but please no jeans, zippers, or skirts! Yogis will want to be able to stretch, roll around on the floor, and go upside down comfortably. Yoga is practiced in bare feet. Yogis may prefer to bring their own yoga mats. Hair should be pulled back in a braid, pigtails, or pony.

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