Dress code is enforced at Maraya Performing Arts with safety and functionality in mind. Proper attire is vital in making sure the Teaching Artists can see and correct alignment to help further support student’s growth in their technique. We strive to be inclusive and understanding to all students that come through our doors. If for any reason you find yourself uncomfortable with any parts of the dress code, please talk to Anjanette, Keyonté or Aisha.
- GENERAL: For all classes, these are things to keep in mind:
- Long hair must be secured and pulled away from the face.
- Dangling jewelry is discouraged as it is a hazard and a distraction.
- Masks are to be worn at all times while inside Maraya Performing Arts studio.
- Please wear disposable masks.
- Dance shoes should only be worn inside the studio. We highly discourage street shoes on the dance floor, unless they are used for a specific style of dance. There are cubbies available to store shoes and other personal belongings.
- We recommend that you wear Maraya branded attire when you come to class.
- Maraya t-shirts, long sleeves, and sweaters are available for purchase on Dance Studio Pro and in the studio.
- ACRO: Students should wear a well fitted t-shirt (preferably black) that can be tied in the back or tucked in and biker shorts, basketball shorts, or leggings. Cheer sneakers are encouraged. Practicing acro barefoot or in socks is highly discouraged because it can be potentially dangerous.
- BALLET FOLKLORICO: Students should wear a fitted T-shirt or a leotard. Long hair should be in a secure bun. Folk skirts and folk shoes are required.
- BREAKING FUNDAMENTALS: Students are free to wear what they choose, however a beanie and windbreaker are recommended. Please wear clean sneakers that are not in regular use. Please be mindful of hair and body moisturizers that may transfer onto the floor and make the area slippery.
- CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUE: Students should wear well-fitted clothing. Since this class involves a lot of floorwork, students are advised to wear clothes that cover their arms and legs. Students can be barefoot or wear socks; jazz shoes are not recommended. Please be mindful of hair and body moisturizers that may transfer onto the floor and make the area slippery.
- HIP HOP/KRUMP FUNDAMENTALS: Students are free to wear what they choose, however no jean/denim bottoms.
- LATIN TECHNIQUE: Students should wear a fitted T-shirt or a leotard. Latin skirts and Latin heels are required.
- MINI/YOUTH BALLET TECHNIQUE: For ballet classes (except teen/adult ballet), any color leotard and tights must be worn along with ballet slippers. Tights and ballet slippers can be of any shade of your choosing - you are not limited to only pink tights. Comfortable form fitted attire is also acceptable. During colder months, layers are encouraged, but it should not be so baggy that alignment can’t be seen by the Teaching Artist. Hair must be pulled back and away from the face.
- MUSICAL THEATRE: Students should wear jazz shoes, fitted bottoms and shirts. Joggers and leggings are acceptable.
- TAP FUNDAMENTALS: Students may wear loose and comfortable clothes. Hair should be pulled out of the face. Tap shoes are required.
- TEEN/ADULT BALLET: Students are given the option to wear a leotard and tights, or tight fitting clothing that easily shows body lines. Students may wear layers (leg warmers, ballet skirt, sweaters, etc.) but the layers should not be baggy. Hair should be pulled away from the face and in a bun. Ballet shoes are required.
- VOCAL PERFORMANCE: Students should wear comfortable clothing. Jazz shoes are recommended, or clean sneakers that are not in regular use.
- GENTLE/FLOW YOGA: Please bring your own yoga mat. Students should wear leggings, yoga pants, or sweats. Shirts should be fitted or tucked in.
You can find many of the clothing requirements at discountdance.com.
Thank you for your compliance with the dress code policies! If you have any questions, please communicate with your class’s Teaching Artist.