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Come to Class Prepared!

Apparel Requirements

All students are required to wear a leotard and tights, and hair must be pulled back for every class. 

All students must wear leotards and tights of any color to every class they are enrolled in. Hair must be pulled back in a bun or a ponytail, at the very least. Boys are expected to wear athletic pants or shorts with a shirt and the appropriate shoes.

We at Miss Sam’s Dance Centre believes that these are vital to a complete dance education. If your child is appropriately dressed, they are more apt to have a stronger sense of dedication, commitment, and professionalism. It will also enable instructors to make sure your child is using the correct muscles, body alignment, and posture to minimize the risk of injury.

Warm-up clothing is acceptable on top of leotards and tights for the beginning of class until the muscles are warm and awake. You may purchase leotards and tights through the dancing center, just make sure to get in touch with Miss Sam in Hornell, New York for more information.

We would like to have everyone enforcing this rule by the end of October each dance season. Failure to do so may result in your child being asked to sit out. Occasional mishaps will be taken into consideration, as long as they are not habitual.

Shoe Requirements

It is mandatory to order shoes through the school in order to ensure safety, uniformity, and proper fitting. You will not be able to use that do not follow the dress code for our annual recital.

Ages 3–4, Ballet and Tap

The Studio's Pink ballet slippers without ties and white buckle tap shoes

Hip Hop Classes

The studio’s specific studio hip hop converse sneakers

Ballet and Lyrical

The studio’s leather ballet slippers, foot undies, and/or half-soles, depending on class levels


Ballet pink pointe shoes professional fitted at Bailey’s Slipper Shop in Rochester, New York

All Jazz and Tap Classes

Students from ages 3–7 will have the Studio's buckled tan tap shoes and tan jazz shoes for proper foot support and uniformity. Once your child reaches the age of 8, they will need a tan tap boot and a tan jazz boot for classes and performances.

Irish Tap and Soft Shoe

The Studios Black Irish shoes and black tap shoes


The studio’s white tumble shoe

Boys (for All Classes)

The Studios black jazz shoes, black ballet slippers, or black tap shoes depending on class registration

Dress Code Matters at MSDC

Please contact Miss Sam if you have questions!

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