MLDC believes that when we have a strict dress code, our dancers look, feel, and dance their best. Read Below why we have this dress code.
We carry all shoe and attire needs for an affordable price.
Ballet: Plain black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes
Youth Tap: Kindergarten thru Level 5: tan tap shoes
Level 6 and up: Black dancewear, tan character taps
Musical Theatre Jazz & Jazz: Black form fitting dance wear, tan jazz boots
Hip Hop: Black, form fitting dancewear and black jazz sneakers
Pointe Shoes: May be purchased at Bobby's Dance Wear in Omaha
Why Do we have a dress code?
Discipline. Part of dance is learning to follow instructions and respecting an art form.
Community. Just like a sports team wears a uniform, we feel like a team when we wear the same color.
History. Tradition in any art or activity is important. We uphold the tradition of wearing black as well as tights in ballet. It dates back 100s of years!
Practicality. Wearing one dark color allows teachers to see the line of the body and correct for proper technique. Baggy clothing can hide bad habits preventing growth.
Cleanliness. Did you know dancers sweat? Keeping legs covered with tights/pants and bellies with shirts helps keep dirt and sweat off our floors. Especially in cold & flu season it prevents us from spreading nasty germs.
Focus. Practical active wear and one color allows us to focus on technique and expressing ourselves through movement rather than being distracted by a fluffy tutu. Don’t worry, we love costumes! But we save them for the stage and other days