Williamsburg, VA 23188

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.


  • 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.



In addition to the required uniform below, we recommend sports bras be worn under dance apparel that does not have a built-in support.

Intro to Dance I and II, Pre-Ballet and Pre-Tap/Jazz^

Pre-Ballet: Pink leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes

Intro to Dance I and II: Pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, and black tap shoes

Pre-Tap/Jazz: Pink leotard, pink tights, black tap shoes and black jazz shoes

^See “MALE DANCERS” on next page for boy attire.

Tap, Jazz, Community Performers

Bottoms: black leggings, tights, or jazz pants/shorts

Tops: black leotard, black tank top, black t-shirt, or iDance shirt

Shoes: black tap or jazz shoes*

*Additional shoe purchases may be required in the
upper level classes at the discretion of the teacher.

Hip Hop

Bottoms: Black leggings or sweatpants

Tops: Black or white t-shirt, tank, or camisole

Shoes: Black hip hop sneakers*

*Additional shoe purchases may be required in the
upper level classes at the discretion of the teacher.

Contemporary Classes

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


Ballet Fundamental I through Pointe Prep Level Classes

Black leotards, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers


Open Tech/Pointe

Style M2603 Motionwear V-Strap Back Camisole Leotard and 1/4” or 1/2” white belt

Pointe Shoes (for those on pointe), and Capezio leather split sole pink ballet (flat) shoes with criss cross elastic

Color Assignment:

Pointe I – Sunset Coral Pointe II – Ultraviolet Pointe III – Turquoise



Leotard – Style: Natalie Couture Adult Microfiber Tank Mesh Leotard (NC8809) (color – eggplant)

Skirt – Style: Theatricals Adult Sheer Wrap Skirt (THS109) (color – eggplant)



Black pants or shorts, white or iDance t-shirt, and black shoes in the style of whatever dance type you are taking (i.e. tap, jazz or ballet). We recommend dance belts for our pre-teen and teenage boys; like a jock strap, this is for the health and safety of our dancers.



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


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


Discount Dance