Just like the size of class or the floor you take class on, what a student wears to class is important. A student needs to be able to move without distraction and a teacher needs to see what they are doing.
Young ladies are asked to wear a solid color leotard with or without pink tights and pink ballet slippers. Ballet I students will wear a pink sock on their right foot and a blue sock on their left foot. These will be provided. If a lady chooses not to wear tights the leotard she wears should be lined. Please no skirts, ruffles or sparkles; class is about the joy of dancing, not the outfit.
Young gentlemen are asked to wear a fitted solid color t-shirt and black bike shorts or leggings with white ballet shoes and thin, white socks. If they are taking Ballet I, socks will be provided.
Adults should wear moveable close fitting clothes.
For both ladies and gentlemen, hair should be worn tied away from the face for safety.
“Real” ballet shoes are essential at any age and level of study. Many stores sell ballet shoes that are either of poor quality or are really just bedroom slippers. MAA recommends the Bloch #S0205. It is a great shoe, economical and has the elastics already sewn own.
Tap shoes can be tie or mary jane style for ladies and should be tie oxford for gentlemen. All should be black.
Here are links to recommended products. The ladies’ items are also available at Center Stage II. Center Stage II provides wonderful customer service and is worth the drive OTP. These links are to Discount Dance Supply. If you enter the Teacher Referral Code 104761 you will receive a 10% discount on your first order and then 5% there after.
Young Ladies’ Leotard: Bloch #5402
Young Ladies’ Tights: Bloch T0935G, Color Ballet Pink
Ballet Shoes: Bloch #S0205G, Colors, Ladies-Pink, Gentlemen-White
Tap Shoes for Ladies: Bloch S0302G, Color Black
Tap Shoes for Gentlemen: Bloch S0338G, Color Black