In order to dance with the White Marsh Rec. Dance Program, students must follow the program's dress code and hair requirements, and must also wear the proper form of shoes.
The proper dance attire not only allows students to move freely, but also allows the instructors to observe the movements of each participant. Additionally, wearing appropriate dance attire allows teachers to better instruct students in proper posture, techniques, and arm and foot placement. Therefore, all students are required to dress in appropriate practice attire. The appropriate forms of class attire include:
Clothing items such as oversized t-shirts, sweatshirts, and sweatpants may not be worn during class. Additionally, jeans, regardless of fabric or style, are not appropriate to wear during class. Finally, most jewelry should be removed before class begins (stud earrings are acceptable to wear to class).
Specific shoes are required to participate in each dance style.
For class, all students should pull their hair away from the face. For the recital, all students are required to wear their hair in a ballet bun (please remember that if the hair is long enough to go into a ponytail, it can go into a bun). If a student's hair is too short to be pulled into a bun, it must be pulled away from the face as much as possible.