Dance Attire

Creative Dance and Ballet:

Please have your child wear leather ballet shoes, pink footed tights and a leotard. Skirts are optional. Ballet shoes MUST be leather or faux leather to prevent slipping. Hair must be worn in a pony tail or bun if long enough, or pulled back with a headband if it is short.

Boys should wear a solid colored t-shirt, gym shorts or pants that allow movement, and black leather ballet shoes.

If you have existing dancewear that is different from these guidelines, feel free to have your child wear that. Leather ballet shoes are the only absolute requirement.

Dance shoes and attire can be purchased locally at Attitudes in Marlton, NJ. DiscountDance.com is an online retailer. Dance attire is also available at Target, Walmart and Payless.

Attitudes gave me these price estimations for dancewear cost:

  • Ballet shoes (under size 2) $18.50
  • Leotards around $20.00
  • Children’s tights $8.50

DiscountDance options (click on links to see items). If you want to purchase from DiscountDance, please click here for a discount code: DiscoutDance.com Teacher Code.

Target and Walmart prices start around $13.00, and Payless leather ballet shoes run about $20.00.

Keep in mind that dance attire does not have to be expensive (although there are quite expensive options out there). Many parents find it is not a good idea to spend too much because the students quickly outgrow their dancewear.

Hip Hop:

Please wear baggy or stretchy clothes that allow freedom of movement. No jeans allowed.  Please wear tennis shoes or sneakers with non-marking soles. Please do not wear muddy or dirty shoes in the classroom because the floor will become dirty for this class, and classes that follow Hip Hop. Please dress modestly, making sure shirts and shorts are modest even while stretching.

Mommy & Me:

Please wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes or sneakers. For girls, ballet attire may be worn; if purchasing ballet shoes, purchase leather ballet shoes to prevent slipping (see Creative Dance & Ballet I attire at the top of the page for more information about purchasing ballet attire, if interested).

Adult Ballet Fitness:

Please bring a yoga or pilates mat to class with you. Wear socks or ballet slippers, and comfortable workout clothes (yoga pants and tank tops work great).

Adult Hip Hop:

Attire: Please wear comfortable workout clothing (yoga pants, tank tops or t-shirts for example) but no jeans. Wear tennis-shoes or sneakers with non-marking soles. Please do not wear muddy or dirty shoes in the classroom because the floor will become dirty for this class, and classes that follow Hip Hop.

Jewelry Policy: (for all classes) please keep jewelry to a minimum: no bracelets, watches, necklaces or large earrings are to be worn for safety reasons. Small earrings are acceptable.

updated 10/05/2013

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