Attire and Shoe Requirement

The following color and style of clothing and shoes listed below are required for all dancers at Techniques in Motion. Please be sure you adhere to this policy for both recreational and company programs. You can additionally visit our parent handbook for detail information if needed.

Dress code

  • Leotards and tights of any color and style are required.
  • Underwear is not necessary with leotards and tights.
  • Tap & Jazz students may wear jazz pants over leotard and tights.
  • Hip-Hop students may wear jazz pants over leotard or shorts & T-shirts.
  • Jeans or revealing clothing, etc., are not acceptable.
  • Hair must be secured away from the face.
  • No excessive jewelry should be worn to class.
  • Male dancers should wear loose fitting clothing for all dance classes to allow for stretching. For male ballet dancers:  form fitting pants & sleeveless tank.
  • Adult students should wear comfortable clothing.


  • Shoe requirements are stated below and most may be purchased at Dance Exchanges 4406 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403 793-3116, or online.
  • All shoes should be clearly marked with child’s first and last names and should not be worn outside the studio.
  • 2-8 year old Students: Tap Class: Tan Merry Jane, Ballet Class: Pink ballet slippers, Jazz Class: Tan Slip on Jazz Boot
  • 9 years-Adult: Tap Class:  Black Split Sole, Ballet Class: Pink split-sole, Jazz Class: Black Slip on Jazz Boot
  • Musical Theatre: TBD
  • Beginner Cheerleading: Tennis shoes or sneakers
  • Acrobatics, Tumble & Kidzone: No shoes
  • Hip Hop, Hippity Hop, Boys Only (all levels): Any black sneaker
  • Lyrical, Contemporary, Leaps & Turns Technique: Nude Capezio Foot Undez or Barefoot
  • Pointe: See Instructor Mrs. Jennifer Gage
  • Male shoe requirements: Black ballet shoes, Black oxford tap shoes, Black jazz shoes
  • Ballroom: Bring cotton socks and leather sole shoes. No sandals or rubber bottom shoes. Contact Instructor Ms. Patricia Carver Garcia for more details (910-616-3888)

*Lost & found is located in lobby. Please check the lost & found container for missing items. Unclaimed property will be donated at the end of each month.

Registration forms for the 2017-2018 dance season can be filled out online or in person at the studio.

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