Hair & What to Wear

Students should come to class on time and ready to dance:

  1. All dancers should bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.
  2. Appropriate dance clothing and dance shoes are required.
  3. All hair must be up – buns are required for all ballet classes. Ponytails (or hair cut above the ears) are required for all other classes. Learn how to make a ballet bun here.
  4. Please do not wear your dance shoes outside (this includes all hip hop shoes). This helps us keep our studio floors clean for our dancers. 
  5. The dress code will be enforced and is for the benefit of the dancer. Thank you!

REQUIRED ATTIRE

ALL Creative Movement & Pre-Ballet/Jazz/Tap Classes:

  • Girls: leotard, pink tights, optional ballet skirt, pink ballet shoes,
  • Boys: white or SDA t-shirt, black sweats or stretch pants, black ballet or jazz shoes,
  • Leg warmers & body wraps are allowed for class.
  • Black tap shoes for tap combo classes.

ALL Ballet Classes:

  • Girls: leotard, pink tights, optional ballet skirt, ballet shoes,
  • Boys: white t-shirt, black sweats or stretch pants, black ballet or jazz shoes,
  • Leg warmers & body wraps are allowed for ballet.

ALL Hip Hop Classes:

  • Black jazz pants, stretch pants, harem pants or other approved pants,
  • Tank top, sweatshirt or approved t-shirt,
  • Black clean sneakers with non-marking soles. 

ALL Contemporary, Broadway Jazz and Tap Classes:

  • Black jazz pants, stretch pants or other approved pants,
  • Leotard, tank top or approved t-shirt,
  • Black jazz shoes, character shoes (int/adv jazz classes), black tap shoes or half-soles,
  • Sweatshirts are allowed for tap classes.

ALL Irish Classes:

  • Black jazz pants, stretch pants or other approved pants,
  • Leotard, tank top or approved t-shirt,
  • Bubble socks, Ghillies (jazz shoes while you wait for your Ghillies) or Irish Hard Shoes.

RECOMMENDED DANCEWEAR

Ballet Shoe #1: Child/Adult Capezio “Hanami” Canvas Split Sole Ballet Slipper in light pink

Ballet Shoe #2: So Danca Women’s “Bali” Stretch Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoe in suntan

Jazz Shoe: Child/Adult Neo Flex Slip-On Jazz Shoe in black

Tap Shoe #1: Theatricals Child Easy Strap Tap Shoe in black

Tap Shoe #2: Theatricals Adult Lace Up Tap Shoe in black

Half Soles: Capezio Pirouette II Canvas Lyrical Shoes

Leotard in black for child: style N5500C at Discount Dance

Leotard in black for adult: style N5500 at Discount Dance

Ballet Tights #1: Child/Adult Convertible Tights Prima Soft (European Pink) at Discount Dance

Ballet Tights #2: Theatricals Girls Footed Tights (ballet pink) at Discount Dance

Contemporary/Jazz Tights: Capezio Ultra Soft Low Rise Transition Tights (light suntan)

Teen Dancer must-haves for their dance bag….

  • Rubberbands, hairnets, bobby pins, comb (to make those beautiful buns)
  • All dance attire and shoes
  • Water Bottle
  • A Theraband (Resistabands from DiscountDance)
  • Foam Roller (Amazon, High Density Round Foam Roller, 24 inches)
  • Lacrosse Ball (Amazon, Kieba Massage Lacrosse Ball for Myofascial Release)

WHERE TO GET DANCE CLOTHES, SHOES & SUPPLIES:

Online at Discount Dance Supply

Dance shoes, clothing & supplies are available online from discountdance.com - see our list of recommended items above!

Free from the studio

The studio keeps gently-used leotards, tights and shoes on hand. Supplies vary. Check with our office staff to see if something will work for your dancer. We love donations - keep us in mind when your student grows out of dance clothes and shoes!