Tights and Shoes Needed For Both Recitals


  • Preschool - pink ballet shoes and pink tights

  • Ballet/Tap - light suntan tights (convertible are always nice) and black tap shoes, pink ballet shoes will be needed for weekly practice 

  • Ballet Jazz and Tap - light suntan tights (convertible are always nice), pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes, tan jazz shoes can be used for practice as well, but are not required 

  • All tumbling classes - light suntan tights (convertible or stirrup) and barefoot 

  • All hip hop classes (mini hip hop and levels) - black split sole hip hop tennis shoes and light suntan tights 

  • Jazz 1, 2 and 3/4 - tan jazz gore boots and light suntan tights 

  • Elite jazz - tan turners/pirouette shoes and light suntan stirrup tights

  • Contemporary 1/2, 3/4 and Elite - tan turners/pirouette shoes  and light suntan stirrup tights 

  • Tap 1, 2/3 and 4/Elite - Black split sole slip on tap shoes and light suntan tights 

  • Pointe - talk to the instructor before purchasing for the first time, pink tights for recital 


Classes not in recital 


  • All technique classes practices in pink split sole ballet shoes 

  • Flexibility training can be barefoot, socks or shoes of choice

  • Jumps and turns can be dance shoes of choice 

  • Acrobatics and partnering practices barefoot 


Weekly dress


-A leotard and tights are worn for technique class, pointe class, preschool class, ballet/tap class and ballet, jazz and tap class. Colors do not matter for practice. 

-Tight athletic tank tops and leggings can be worn for all other classes. 

-Dance skirts can be worn for any classes but are not required.

-For tumbling classes bare feet are a must, if your dancer is wearing tights please make sure that they can transition into bare feet (many parents purchase transitional tights). 

-You can get most of your dance wear online at dancewearsolutions.com, discountdance.com, amazon.com and many other sources. 

-Hair must be pulled back off of the face for all classes and into a bun for levels 1-Elite.

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