Dress Code

The Institute for Dance enforces a mandatory dress code for each class division. We strongly believe that this will promote discipline and proper classroom etiquette. Any student not following the dress code will be asked to sit out and observe the class – exceptions will not be made.

  • All hair must be pulled back away from the face. A bun is required for all ballet classes.
  • No jewelry is permitted.
  • Dance shoes are not to be worn outside of the studios or on any surface other than appropriate dance floors – please do not wear on pavement or concrete. This preserves the life of your dancer’s shoes as well as our dance floors.
  • Appropriate attire should be worn to and from the studio, as well – dancewear should be covered.


Intro to Dance and Pre-Ballet Classes

Pink leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes
*Intro to Dance students also need black tap shoes.­­­­

Tap, Jazz, Community Performers, and Hip-Hop Classes

Tight fitting black dance attire (i.e. black leggings, tights, leotard, etc.), any iDance apparel (i.e. iDance t-shirt, sweatshirt, etc.), and black tap and/or jazz shoes.
*Intermediate-Advanced Hip-Hop dancers need converse sneakers.

Modern and Lyrical Classes

Tight fitting black dance attire (i.e. black leggings, tights, leotard, etc.) and foot undies or bare feet.

Ballet Level I – Advanced Ballet Classes

Black leotards, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers.

Open Tech/Pointe

Style M2603 Motionwear V-Strap Back Camisole Leotard.
Color Assignment: Sunset Coral – Elementary Tech/Pointe; Ultraviolet – Intermediate Tech/Pointe; Turquoise – Advanced Tech/Pointe


Style L5436 Bloch ¾ Sleeve V-Front Leotard (color – burgundy)
Style TH5109 Bloch Theatrical Adult Sheer Skirt (color – burgundy)


Black pants or shorts, white or iDance shirt, and black shoes in the style of whatever dance type you are taking (i.e. tap, jazz or ballet).



Dancer’s Boutique
1220-B Richmond Rd.
Williamsburg, VA

Ellman’s Dancewear
19 S Belmont Ave.
Richmond, VA

Discount Dance

iDance apparel can be purchased in the main office during business hours.