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Dance utilizes the whole body. It is therefore necessary for a dance teacher to be able to clearly see a student's legs, arms, neck, hips, etc to ensure that the proper technique is being executed.


Students should take pride in their appearance and should dress well for class. It goes without saying, but if you dress well, you perform well!




  • Hair must be pulled back away from the face & neck in ALL classes.

  • No large jewelry is allowed in any class.




  • Students 3-5 may wear a pink or black leotard with pink tights, a ballet skirt & ballet slippers.

  • Students 6-9 are to wear a black leotard with pink tights & ballet slippers. A ballet skirt or ballet shorts may be worn.

  • Students 10 and older may wear a black or solid colored leotard with pink tights and ballet slippers. Students may wear a ballet skirt, ballet shorts or leg warmers to class.

* Please do not wear gym shorts or baggy t-shirts!




  • Students are to wear sweat pants, dance pants or gym shorts with a t-shirt or tank top, sneakers or dance sneakers.

  • No jeans allowed & please no revealing clothing.


Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern


Students are to wear any solid colored leotard with tan tights.
Students may wear dance shorts or dance warm ups.
For Jazz and Lyrical, you will need tan jazz shoes.
Contemporary, check with your instructor as to what shoes are needed. This class may require ballet slippers, jazz shoes or bare feet.... Modern requires no shoes.




Students may wear any dance or exercise top with jazz or exercise capri pants. Jazz or exercise pants may be worn. Black rhythm tap shoes are required.




Class Conduct Policy


  • Students are to arrive on time to each class.

  • If you know in advance that you will be late or absent please let your instructor know.

  • Come to class in the proper class attire.

  • Chewing gum in class is Not Allowed.

  • Please turn cell phones off before entering the studio.

  • Talking should be kept to a minimum in all classes.

  • Always be respectful to all instructors and staff as well as their fellow students.


*If there is a problem in class, please inform your instructor so that it can be addressed. We want all students to feel welcomed in our studio. This is a place to learn, have fun and make friends!


Students are to clap at the end of each class as a way of thanking their instructor and to give themselves and classmates a round of applause on a job well done!!

Placement Levels & Moving Up


Student placement is based on individual ability. Placement is determined by each student's ability to properly execute technique, understanding of dance vocabulary and curriculum and physical ability. We encourage all students to work to their fullest potential and to put their best foot forward. Please keep in mind that poor attendance does effect a students progress.


Attendance & Cancellations


  • Regular attendance is essential for your child's progress.

  • Please note that there are no refunds for missed classes.

  • Classes missed due to illness may be made up in any other class of the same level.

  • Missed classes due to inclement weather will be made up as a class on a scheduled date and time.


Private Instruction


M'Lanie Hunter Dance offers private instruction to students who are interested in refining their dance technique. Private lessons can help students excel in any area of dance, focusing on the improvement of strength, flexibility and technique. Lessons can be given on an annual or short term basis. We offer a discount on group lessons of 2 or 3 students.

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