The School
Dress Code

Dance Genre Top Bottom Shoes / Extra
Modern & Creative Dance Solid-color leotard or solid-color t-shirt Footless tights, leggings, or long shorts



Solid-color leotard or white t-shirt

Tights or black leggings Ballet slippers required; ballet skirt optional
Jazz / Hip-Hop Solid-color leotard or solid-color t-shirt Tights, leggings, or long shorts Jazz shoes or hip-hop sneakers required; NO street shoes
Tap Dance Solid-color leotard or solid-color t-shirt Tights, leggings, or long shorts Tap shoes required
Boys Movement Solid-color t-shirt Leggings or long shorts Barefoot
Afro-Haitian Dance Solid-color leotard or solid-color t-shirt Tights, leggings, or long shorts Barefoot; Lapa / wrap skirt optional
Music and Singing Comfortable clothing Comfortable clothing Barefoot
Parent & Toddler Movement Comfortable play clothes Comfortable play clothes


  • Students should wear appropriate dance attire. No street clothes are allowed. Solid-colored clothing is preferred.
  • The following items are prohibited:
    • Jeans, crop tops, short shorts, loud/busy prints, pajamas, jewelry
  • Jewelry may not be worn in class. Put jewelry in your dance bag or, preferably, leave it at home to avoid losing it. Keep dance bags and other belongings in a locker in the dressing room.

The Store:  As a service to the dance community, we well premium-quality dancewear at discounted prices in our Store, conveniently located on the 4th floor of the Dance Center. Proceeds support our community and education programs.

Store hours: Monday-Friday, 3:30pm-7:30pm; Saturday 9am-3pm. Browse online >

Summer Store Hours
Monday-Friday 5:30-7:30pm
Saturday-Sunday Closed

Special Store Hours for Summer Camp

July 10, 17, & 24 9am-7:30pm
July 11, 18, & 25 9am-12pm, 5:30-7:30pm
July 21 1:30-7:30pm
August 4 2:30-7:30pm

  • The Mark Morris Dance Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Lockers are located in the changing rooms on the ground and fourth floors. You will need to bring your own lock. Locks may also be purchased at The Store. Items placed in the lockers must be removed daily. 

Mark Morris Dance Center

3 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1415

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Phone: 718.624.8400

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The mission of the Mark Morris Dance Group is to develop, promote, and sustain dance, music, and opera productions by Mark Morris and to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community.

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