Dress Code

Virtuous Dance Center Dress Code

When dancers put on their uniform, they get into a specific mindset before dance class. Teachers need to be able to see dancer’s bodies to make necessary corrections. When dancers are in dress code teachers, can easily observe mistakes and make corrections.

Dress Code Requirements

  • HAIR: Long hair must be tied back in a ponytail for all classes.
  • Girls – LEOTARD AND TIGHTS are required in all classes, unless noted otherwise.
  • Boys – White t-shirt, black dance bottoms and black shoes required in all classes unless noted otherwise.
  • NO JEWELRY, COSTUMES or PLAY CLOTHES: Remember loose or dangling jewelry and costumes other than proper dance skirts are a safety hazard and distraction for dancers and are not allowed.
  • Jeans, jean shorts, play clothes, or school clothes are not suitable dance attire.

Students not in proper uniform the 1st time will receive a reminder; the 2nd time will be asked to call a parent/guardian to bring their uniform; the 3rd time will be asked to sit out the class.  Students must wear their hair back for classes, and must wear neat ballet buns for ballet.  If a student does not arrive prepared for class (uniform, hair and shoes) they will be asked to join the class once they are ready. Students later than 10 minutes, can be asked to sit out the class.

Dance with Me

GIRLS:  Pink leotard, ballet pink tights, and pink leather full sole ballet shoes with no drawstrings. (pink dance skirt optional, no tutus)

BOYS :  White t-shirt or tank top, black shorts or sweatpants, and black leather full sole ballet shoes with no drawstrings.

Tiny Toes & Pre-Ballet

GIRLS:  Pink leotard, ballet pink tights, and pink leather full sole ballet shoes with no drawstrings. (pink skirt optional, no tutus)

BOYS :  White t-shirt or tank top, black shorts or sweatpants, and black leather full sole with no drawstrings ballet shoes.

Tiny Toes & Pre-Tap

GIRLS:  Any pink solid color leotard with either dance pants or dance shorts & tights, and black Mary Jane velcro tap shoes.

BOYS :  White t-shirt or tank top, black shorts or sweatpants and black oxford tap shoes.

Tap & Ballet Combo Classes

GIRLS:  Pink leotard, ballet pink tights, pink leather full sole ballet shoes with no drawstrings, and velcro Mary Jane black tap shoes.

BOYS :  White t-shirt or tank top, black shorts or sweatpants, black leather full sole ballet shoes with no drawstrings, and black tap shoes.

Ballet 1-2, 1, 2, 3, & 4 

GIRLS:  Black solid color leotard, pink tights and pink stretch canvas ballet shoes, and hair in a bun.

BOYS :  White t-shirt or tank top, black dance pants or shorts and black stretch canvas ballet shoes.

Jazz 

GIRLS:  Any black solid color leotard with either tight fitting dance pants or dance shorts, and skin color convertible or footless tights, and tan jazz shoes

BOYS :  White t-shirt or tank top, black dance pants or shorts, and black jazz shoes.

Modern/Contemporary/Lyrical

GIRLS:  Any black solid color leotard with either dance pants or dance shorts and convertible or footless skin colored tights (skin color lyrical shoes or foot Footundeez recommended).

BOYS :  White t-shirt or tank top, black shorts or sweatpants and barefoot.

Musical Theatre 

GIRLS:  Any black solid color leotard with either dance pants or dance shorts and convertible or footless skin colored tights, and tan jazz shoes for 10& under, and T-Strap character shoes for 10+

BOYS :  White t-shirt or tank top, black shorts or sweatpants and black jazz shoes.

Tap

GIRLS:  Any black solid color leotard with either dance pants or dance shorts and convertible or footless skin colored tights, and black oxford tap shoes.

BOYS :  White t-shirt or tank top, black shorts or sweatpants, and black tap shoes.

Hip Hop

All – Comfortable, appropriate, loose athletic attire (sweats, t-shirts, hoodies, baseball caps, etc. – no bare midriffs) & required  black hip hop sneakers.

Acro

GIRLS:  Any color leotard or unitard with either tight fitting dance pants or dance shorts & footless or convertable skin colored tights

BOYS :  Any color t-shirt or tank top, black shorts or sweatpants .

Choreography

GIRLS:  Any solid color leotard with either tight fitting dance pants or dance shorts & footless or convertable skin colored tights.

Performances: All females will be requested a specific brand and color of tights and lipstick and they must have the required dress code shoes in order to participate. All males must have the required dress code shoes in order to participate. No exceptions.

Shoe Requirements 

All dancers are required to have the correct shoes for class. Shoes should be clean and not worn outside. Street shoes are not permitted on the dance floors.

It’s tempting to enjoy the convenience of online shopping for dance shoes, especially when you can find more economical options for a similar pair of shoes, and when the online vendors offer an extremely generous return policy.  However, it is possible that what you save in the cost of the shoes you are likely to spend in medical bills due to pain and discomfort that can send your dancer to a chiropractor, podiatrist, or some other medical specialists who will try to rescue your dancers aking body from wearing the wrong shoes. It is very important to wear the proper shoes for your feet in the same way that it is essential to brush your teeth daily! The wrong pair of shoes can totally throw your spine out of alignment and create damage on your entire body, causing problems with your back, hips, and feet.

Dance with Me, Tiny Toes Ballet & Pre-Ballet

GIRLS:  Pink Capezio or Bloch leather full sole ballet shoes with no drawstrings (not satin slippers). We recommend Capezio Lily full sole leather ballet shoes 212c

BOYS :  Black Capezio or Bloch full-sole leather ballet shoes (not satin slippers). We recommend Capezio Lily full sole leather ballet shoes 212c

Tiny Toes Tap & Pre-Tap

GIRLS:  Black “no patent” Mary Jane Velcro Strap Tap Shoes We recommend Capezio MaryJane Tap Shoe 3800c.

BOYS : Capezio or Bloch black oxford shoes with laces. We recommend Capezio Tic Tap Toe Tap 443c.

Tap & Ballet Combo Classes

GIRLS:   Pink Capezio or Bloch full-sole leather ballet shoes (not satin slippers) & Black Leather color “Mary Jane” Velcro Strap Tap Shoes. Please see Tiny Toes Ballet and Tap class for recommendation.

BOYS : Black Capezio or Bloch full-sole leather ballet shoes (not satin slippers) and Capezio or Bloch black oxford shoes with laces. Please see Tiny Toes Ballet and Tap class for recommendation

Ballet 1, 2, 3, & 4 & Pre-Pointe

GIRLS:  Capezio or Bloch ballet pink canvas split sole ballet shoes. We recommend Capezio Hanami 2037W

BOYS :  Capezio or Bloch black canvas split sole ballet shoes. We recommend Capezio Hanami 2037W

Pointe

Approved Pointe shoes.

Jazz 

GIRLS:  Capezio or Bloch split sole tan jazz shoes. We recommend Capezio Hanami Wonder Jazz Shoe CG30W

BOYS :  Capezio or Bloch split sole black jazz shoes. We recommend Capezio Hanami Wonder Jazz Shoe CG30W

Modern/Contemporary/Lyrical

GIRLS:  skin color lyrical shoes, or foot Footundeez, or barefoot.

BOYS : skin color lyrical shoes or barefoot.

Musical Theatre 

GIRLS:  10 & under Capezio or Bloch tan jazz shoes. We recommend Capezio Hanami Wonder Jazz Shoe CG30W

GIRLS:  10+ T-Strap character shoes. We recommend Capezio JR. Footlight T-Strap Character Shoe 750

BOYS :  Capezio or Bloch split sole black jazz shoes. We recommend Capezio Hanami Wonder Jazz Shoe CG30W

Tap ALL:    Capezio or Bloch black oxford tap shoes with laces. We recommend Capezio Fluid Tap Shoe CG17

Hip Hop ALL:     Capezio canvas Dansneaker DS03 split sole hip hop sneakers. NO TENNIS SHOES.

Acro ALL:    Barefooted  .

Choreography

For competitions teams: Depending on choreography, teacher will request specific shoe once costume is selected.

We strongly recommend that you purchase your first dance shoes at a dance store. They will give you a good fit and accept returns if shoes were not worn. They also carry a large selection of leotards and tights.

Partner Dance Stores 

Liesl Dancewear

14703 Crown Ct. Woodbridge, VA. 22193

Ellman’s Dancewear

19 S Belmont Ave, Richmond, VA 23221

You can also purchase your dance attire online through Discount Dance Supply online and use our Teacher Code to get a discount!      Teacher Code: TP115481