Where to purchase?
DO NOT purchase ballet slippers from Walmart or Target due to their poor fit and quality. Dancers will not be allowed to wear them for class or performances!
Shoes: Dance shoes (ballet, tap and jazz) can be purchased locally at Shoe Carnival and Once Upon a Child. Discount Dance Supply https://www.discountdance.com/ is a great online resource for dance shoes. Our Dancers often donate shoes they out grow to us so we can pass them down free of charge- please check at our front desk for availability. Donate your outgrown or unwanted Dancewear to us so we can keep the cycle going!
Dance Clothing: Target and Walmart are great places to purchase leotards and tights (NOT BALLET SHOES) for kids. Discount Dance Supply https://www.discountenance.com/ is the best online resource for both kids, teens and adults. We would NOT recommend Amazon unless you know specific name brand dancewear suppliers to search for.
Hair: Must be pulled back for all classes- no exceptions! (optional for creative movement).
Requirements By Class:
Creative Movement: Play clothes that are easy to move in or dance wear of choice. Bare feet or ballet slippers if desired.
Female students must have a pink tank or camisole strap leotard without attached skirt for end of semester performance, but may have other leotards/skirts for class if they wish. Pink tights and pink leather or canvas full-sole or split-sole ballet slippers, hair pulled back. Male Students should have a white or black fitted t-shirt and black shorts or leggings, black ballet slippers.
Children's Ballet Levels 1-5:
-Female students: No dance costumes or tutus please!
Leotards: one BLACK AND one PINK camisole strap leotard without attached skirt for end of semester performances but may have other solid color leotards for class if they wish.
Skirts: any color ballet skirt or black dance shorts are acceptable
Tights: pink footed or convertible tights.
Shoes: PINK leather or canvas full-sole or split sole ballet slippers (BALLET SLIPPERS FROM TARGET or WALMART NOT ALLOWED).
Warm-ups: Students may wear a fitted cardigan or dance sweater and legwarmers if needed.
Hair: MUST be pulled back and secured to head -no swinging ponytails/braids.
-Male Students: should have a white or black fitted t-shirt or leotard and black biker shorts, fitted black leggings, or boys dance tights (level 3+) and black ballet slippers. Fitted dance warm-ups are allowed for the beginning of class. No baggie t-shirts, sweat shirts, sweat pants etc. allowed.
Adult Ballet Students (18 +): Dancewear or yoga/athletic wear of choice. Ballet slippers, hair pulled back.
Contemporary/Lyrical: Students should wear a leotard. Black leggings, black dance shorts, pink or black convertible tights are acceptable for class. Hair pulled back and secured- no swinging ponytails. NO baggy clothing, any warm-up clothing should be removed soon after the start of class. Leather or canvas full-sole or split sole ballet slippers for Lyrical, bare feet for Contemporary. Black tank strap leotard or camisole strap leotard and pink convertible tights needed for end of semester performance.
Jazz: Students should wear a leotard, solid color fitted leggings and BLACK jazz shoes. Hair pulled back. NO Baggy shirts, sweatpants etc. Black tank strap leotard or camisole strap leotard and pink footed tights needed for end of semester performance.
Tap: Dance/athletic wear or play clothes for younger students that is easy to move in but not too baggy, black tap shoes, hair pulled back. Black tank strap or camisole strap leotard without attached skirt and pink footed tights needed for end of semester performance.