summer dress code

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To provide the most professional experience for your children, the faculty of MSA will strictly enforce dress code attire. Proper apparel and shoes allow students to safely perform the skills taught in class and permit teachers to observe their form and make any necessary corrections. All students must have their hair in a classical ballet bun to participate in ballet class. A $3 bun kit will be provided and charged to the account on file if a student attends ballet class without a proper bun. Hair must be worn off the neck and out of the face for all other classes and programs.

Most importantly, PLEASE LABEL all clothes, shoes, bags and personal belongings with your student’s name and leave expensive electronics and other valuables at home. MSA is not responsible for lost or misplaced property. We suggest students bring a water bottle (labeled with their name) each day.

pre-professional intensives.

MUSIC THEATER WORKSHOP (SENIOR & JUNIOR GROUPS)

  • Dance Attire: Any color leotard and tights, or any appropriate dance attire. No bare midriffs! Hair must be securely tied away from the face.
  • Cover Ups: Shorts, jazz pants, tank tops, etc.
  • Shoes: Please bring your entire dance collection of shoes, including any character shoes/heels, ballet shoes, jazz shoes and tap shoes (heeled and/or oxford style) you have. Street shoes are not allowed in the studios.
  • Final Performance: Students will be asked to supply their own costumes for the final performance. Costumes are determined by each choreographer and based on items students may already own, i.e., jazz pants and a specific color tank top, etc. Costume information will be distributed to students as soon as possible after camp begins.

FLY (SENIOR & JUNIOR GROUPS)

  • Dance Attire: Students may wear comfortable, appropriate dance clothing of choice which allows them to participate in all dance styles offered (Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap). No bare midriffs! Hair must be securely tied away from the face.
  • Shoes: Students should be prepared for a wide variety of styles. Please bring all dance shoes, including heels/character shoes, tap shoes, jazz shoes, dance paws/foot undeez and clean sneakers or combat boots for hip-hop (street shoes are not permitted in the studios).
  • Final Performance: Students will be asked to supply their own costumes for the final performance. Costumes are determined by each choreographer and based on items students may already own, i.e., jazz pants and a specific color tank top, etc. Costume information will be distributed to students as soon as possible after camp begins.

BALLET INTENSIVE

  • Dance Attire: Black leotard, pink footed tights, hair secured in a classical ballet bun (with hair net)
  • Shoes: Students should bring ballet slippers, character shoes and pointe shoes (if applicable)

camp msa.

ALL CAMP MSA PROGRAMS

  • Dance Attire: Any color leotard and tights, or any appropriate dance attire; hair should be securely tied away from the face
  • Cover Ups: Shorts, jazz pants, tank tops, etc.
  • Shoes: Please bring tap, jazz and ballet shoes and clean sneakers if you have them (street shoes are not permitted in the studios). Jazz shoes are required for Frosty Follies and Dance Team & Cheerleading camps.

mini camps.

ALL MINICAMP PROGRAMS

  • Attire: Children should wear comfortable athletic, dance or play clothes that are movement- and creativity-friendly (as we are crafting and dancing the day away an occasional “oops” may occur). Please wear shorts or leggings under skirts/dresses. Hair should be securely tied away from the face.
  • Shoes: Ballet or jazz shoes and black tap shoes. Street shoes are not allowed in the studios.
  • Please pack a change of clothes for each student in their bag every day just in case.

weekly classes.

BALLET CLASSES

  • Early Childhood Ballet 1 & 2: Light pink short sleeve leotard, pink tights, pink full-sole leather ballet shoes
  • Primary Ballet: Light pink short sleeve leotard, pink tights, pink full-sole leather ballet shoes
  • Ballet 1 & 2: Deep purple tank leotard & belt (Capezio TC0002C), pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes

COMBINATION CLASSES

  • Tutus & Taps, Pre-Primary 1 & 2 and Combination 1: Light pink short sleeve leotard, pink tights, black tap shoes (Mary Jane w/ Velcro style), pink full-sole leather ballet shoes
  • Combination 2: Black short sleeve leotard, skin tone footed tights, black tap shoes (oxford lace-up style) and black slip-on jazz shoes

CONTEMPORARY CLASSES

  • Solid color leotard, footless dance tights
  • Optional dance paws/foot undeez

JAZZ CLASSES

  • Solid color leotard, skin tone tights
  • Black slip-on, split sole jazz shoes

HIP HOP CLASSES

  • Comfortable dance attire of choice such as t shirts, tanks, sweats, baggy shorts etc (no bare midriffs)
  • Clean sneakers or combat boots (no street shoes allowed in studio)

TAP CLASSES

  • Solid color leotard, skin tone tights
  • Black full sole oxford lace-up style tap shoes

BOYS ATTIRE

  • White t-shirt, black shorts or jazz pants
  • Black ballet, tap and/or jazz shoes

dance wear retailers.

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MSA Dancewear Exchange Group
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The American Backstage Company
5380 Eisenhower Ave | Alexandria, VA 22304
703.212.8982 | www.americanbackstage.com

Center Stage
125 Mill Street #15 | Occoquan, VA 22125
703.490.8461 | www.center-stage-llc.com

Cinnamon Tree
1108 Herndon Pkwy | Herndon, VA 20170
703.435.3255 | www.cinnamontreeva.com

The Dance Shoppe
14215 Centreville Square | Centreville, VA 20121
703.815.3205 | www.mydanceshoppe.com

Heather’s Dancewear Boutique
8759 Mathis Ave | Manassas, VA 20110
703.331.5964 | www.heathersdancewear.com

Robcyns
3660 King Street | Alexandria, VA 22302
703.379.7800 | www.robcyns.com