White Marsh Ballet Academy

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Dress Codes

Dress codes are in place to maintain dance traditions, promote unity and as a commitment to high personal and professional standards in the studio.

Be sure to label all your dance clothes, shoes and bags!

We know that running around trying to pick up everything that your child needs for class can be stressful.
We want to make this experience easier for you, so we have developed a one-stop shop to get everything that you need for class online!

There are two options:

1) Shop our new WMBA Storefront on Nimby

(Recommended for Twinkle Tots, Hippity Hoppity, Tappin tots)

2) Discount Dance supply (Recommened for ballet IA and Up)

WMBA Boutique on Nimbly and browse by class to find all that you need.

Please feel free to contact Shop Nimbly at 800.985.2128 with any questions regarding dress code.

They will be more than happy to help you get everything you need for your dancer! (Recommended for Twinkle Tots, Hippity Hoppity, Tappin tots)

Discount Dance Supply's teacher/student program will make it easier for you to outfit your dancer with dance wear and accessories required for the year!!


1) Write down the WMBA Teacher ID:  TP68086
3) Click your class(es) to preview the items each dance teacher has recommended
then add them to your online shopping cart
5) Check-out online.  Remember to enter the WMBA Teacher Code at check-out so you get the program benefits and discounts!

Note:  Discount will not be reflected until you receive your order confirmation

Dress Code Male Students

• Ballet  black tights or fitted dance pants, fitted solid white t-shirt, black socks, black ballet slippers with elastic

• Jazz/Tap  solid-color fitted dance pants, fitted solid-color t-shirt, black socks, black oxford leather tap shoes, black Jazz shoes

• Hip Hop  dance pants or bike/soccer shorts, no jeans/cargo pants, t-shirt, plain Black tennis shoes (no slip-ons) worn only in studio


Hair for Female Students

  • Ballet Buns (for Ballet)

For female ballet students in the Elementary division and up, hair must be styled into a slick bun with use of both bobby pins and a hair net and without stray hairs or bangs.


  • Pony Tails (Other classes) 

Hair for all dance classes must be securely pulled back, away from the face and off the neck.

How to do a Bun for Ballet Class

Pull hair back into a ponytail and fasten with a ponytail holder. Twist the hair into a tight spiral and wind it around the holder in a circular path, securing it with bobby pins or hair pins as you go. Cover the bun with a hair net and anchor the net with pins. Hair spray and securely clip back any stray hair strands and bangs. 




If your child needs to wear glasses in class, we understand, please make sure they are adequately secured or removed for turns. It is always preferable to take class without wearing eyeglasses for safety reasons.