Dress Code

The MKSD guide for how to dress for each class.

Marianne Kelley’s School of Dance recommends using Ellman’s Dancewear for your dancewear needs. Ellman’s is located at 8524 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23229 in the Beverly Hills Shopping Center. Please click a button below to easily find the dress code you are looking for.

Pre-Ballet

Girls

Leotard: Light Pink short sleeve leotard, any brand
Tights: Ballet pink or flesh tone, any brand
Ballet Slippers: Pink or Flesh tone, split or full sole, any brand
* Pull on skirts/Tutus Optional (any color)

Boys

Tee Shirt: Short Sleeve light pink
Bottom: Black Bike Shorts or Black Dance Pants
Shoes: Black Ballet Slippers, full sole; black socks optional

Ages 4-6

Ballet Girls

Leotard: Lavender short sleeve leotard, any brand
Tights: Ballet Pink or flesh tone, any brand
Ballet Slippers: Pink or flesh tone, split or full sole, any brand
Hair: Secure away from the face
*Pull on Skirts/Tutus Optional (any color)

Ballet Boys

Tee Shirt: Short Sleeve lavender
Bottom: Black Bike Shorts or Black Dance Pants
Ballet Slippers: Black Ballet Slippers, full sole; black socks optional

Broadway

Girls: Any color leotard and leggings

Boys: Any color Tee shirt and leggings or shorts

Shoes: Tap, Mary Jane Flesh tone; Jazz, Flesh tone

Ages 6-8

Girls

Leotard: Light Blue short sleeve leotard, any brand
Tights: Ballet Pink or flesh tone, any brand
Ballet Slippers: Pink or flesh tone, split or full sole, any brand
Jazz Shoes: Any brand, Tan/Flesh tone Slip On (preferred), or lace up
Hair: Secure away from the face
*Students will need a bag to transport shoes
*Please label all shoes
*Dance Shorts optional for Jazz portion of class
*Pull on skirts/tutus optional (any color)

Ballet Boys

Tee Shirt: Solid Light Blue Short Sleeve
Bottoms: Black Dance Shorts or Black Dance Pants
Ballet Slippers: Black Ballet Slippers, full sole
Jazz Shoes: Black slip on (preferred), or lace up
*Students will need a bag to transport shoes
*Please label all shoes

Hip Hop

Play clothes you can groove in. Clean sneakers.

Broadway

Girls: Any color leotard and leggings

Boys: Any color Tee shirt and leggings or shorts

Shoes: Tap, Mary Jane Flesh tone; Jazz, Flesh tone

Petite & Mini

Ballet / Lyrical

Petite and Mini Tights: Ballet Pink or flesh tone, Transition style, any brand. HAS TO BE TRANSITION TIGHTS (hole on bottom to get foot out)

Petite: Leotard – Preferred: Eurotard Style 4489 in FUSCHSIA, or comparable leotard/color.

Mini: Leotard – Preferred: Eurotard Style 4489 in PURPLE, or comparable leotard/color.

Ballet Shoes: Pink or Flesh tone, split or full sole (will remove shoes and tights from feet only for lyrical)

Boys: Fuschia and Purple color tee for your level. Black ballet shoes, black socks optional.

Jazz

Any color or style tights, dance shorts, capris or leggings.

Leotard any color or style. (boys in any solid color tee)

Jazz Shoes: Tan or flesh tone slip on any brand

Hip Hop

Play clothes you can groove in. Clean sneakers.

Broadway

Girls: Any color leotard and leggings

Boys: Any color Tee shirt and leggings or shorts

Shoes: Tap, Mary Jane Flesh tone; Jazz, Flesh tone

Junior / Intermediate / Advanced

Ballet / Pointe

Leotard: Navy Blue, any style, any brand
If wearing undergarments (sports bra, etc) please match skin tone or leotard color

Tights: Ballet Pink or flesh tone, any brand

Ballet Slippers: Pink or Flesh tone, any brand

Hair: Ballet Bun or secured style, no loose hair

Skirts and dance shorts allowed at teacher’s discretion

Jazz / Lyrical / Contemporary

Any color leotard, fitted tank or top

Any color tights, capris, dance shorts or leggings. 
Hair: Secure away from face

Jazz: Tan or Flesh tone any brand

Performing Group: Any color or style fitted leotard and tights or leggings. Hair secured. Bun for ballet dances.

Hip Hop

Play clothes you can groove in. Clean sneakers.

Broadway

Girls: Any color leotard and leggings

Boys: Any color Tee shirt and leggings or shorts

Shoes: Tap, Mary Jane Flesh tone; Jazz, Flesh tone

Tap

Girls: Any color leotard and leggings

Boys: Any color Tee shirt and leggings or shorts

Shoes: Tap, Black Oxford Taps,  Jazz, Flesh tone

Musical Theater

Girls: Any color leotard and leggings

Boys: Any color Tee shirt and leggings or shorts

Shoes: Jazz, Flesh tone

Gentlemen (Ballet / Jazz)

Top: Navy Blue Fitted Dance Tee

Bottom: Black Dance Shorts, Pants, or Tights

Ballet Slippers: White or Black, any brand, any style

Jazz: Black shoes