UNIFORM, SHOE & HAIR REQUIREMENTS

When participating in a dance class it is important to wear correct attire to ensure a sense of unity amongst classmates, to prevent injuries, to allow movement and to create a stronger work ethic, dancer mentality and sense of purpose. This includes shoes and hair. By term 2, all students MUST be coming class in the correct shoes and ensuring they have the correct uniform, especially with the mid-year performance on the horizon. When we perform in June, students will wear their class uniform and a slick, groomed and professional look is expected from all classes. Please have a read of the requirements below and check the images provided. Please note that ALL students will require an MSF t-shirt for our end of year concert and rehearsal. A reminder that our team colours are black and orange (not pink, sorry!) and that jewellery should not be worn to class or performances.

BALLET (Mini, Tiny, Littlie and Junior)

UNIFORM: Plain black leotard (sleeveless preferred), Black ballet skirt, Pale pink ballet tights. A plain black ballet crossover is permitted but not compulsory, in colder months but not for performance.
HAIR: A slicked back ballet bun (hairspray, gel and hairpins required) that sits at the crown of the head. The bun should be secured by hairpins and hair net. No fringes or hair on the face. MSF Jojo bows encouraged but not compulsory.
SHOES: Leather or canvas, pink, ballet shoes. These need to be purchased from a ballet store to ensure the correct fit and elastics should be tied, trimmed and tucked inside the shoe (no bows on the outside).

BALLET/contemporary (TEEN and SENIOR)

UNIFORM: Plain black, thick straps, fitted singlet top or leotard, plain black fitted, full-length leggings. Plain black fitted long sleeve top permitted in colder months but not for performance.
HAIR: A slicked back, high ponytail (hairspray and gel required) No fringes or hair on the face. MSF Jojo bows encouraged but not compulsory.
SHOES: Leather or canvas, pink, ballet shoes. These need to be purchased from a ballet store to ensure the correct fit and elastics should be tied, trimmed and tucked inside the shoe (no bows on the outside). Sport socks should not be worn with ballet shoes. Stocking socks or bare skin preferred.

jazz (Littlie, junior, teen and senior)

UNIFORM: Plain black, thick straps, fitted singlet top or leotard, plain black fitted, full-length leggings. Plain black fitted long sleeve top permitted in colder months but not for performance.
HAIR: A slicked back, high ponytail (hairspray and gel required) No fringes or hair on the face. MSF Jojo bows encouraged but not compulsory.
SHOES: Black, leather jazz shoes. Slip-on preferred for quick and easy shoe changes. Sport socks should not be worn with jazz shoes. Stocking socks or bare skin preferred.

hip hop (all ages)

UNIFORM: MSF Orange spot t-shirt, plain black fitted, full-length leggings or plain black track pants for boys. No logos or stripes etc. on pants.
HAIR: A slicked back, high ponytail (hairspray and gel required) No fringes or hair on the face. MSF Jojo bows encouraged but not compulsory. Boys hair can be styled to ensure it is not on the face or a distraction.
SHOES: Plain black (black sole, black laces, no logos) shoes. In previous years we have asked students to wear “hi-tops” (above the ankle). These have proved tricky to get on and off backstage so we are now encouraging a sneaker style below the ankle (can be slip on or laces) with plain black socks that sit above the ankle (to create a “hi-top” look.) If you are still wearing your hi-tops from previous years, we suggest removing the laces and replacing with black elastic. So that they can be slipped on and off for convenience.

MSF T-shirts and additional MSF Merchandise, including warm winter hoodies and MSF JoJo bows are available from the studio. All other attire and shoes can be purchased from Modern Body Retail (Craigieburn) and Kids on Broadway (Reservoir). MSF also encourage you to check out Energetiks Factory Outlet, Target, Kmart, Best and Less and eBay for less expensive options (dancewear only, not shoes.)

“A dancer who is dressed the part will stand a little taller, work a little harder and shine a little brighter.” Please click on the guides provided below to check that you are wearing the correct uniform. Thank you for your ongoing hard work and commitment to Main St Funk.