Required Dancewear

Dancewear Requirements

As with anything, having the appropriate tools, and wearing the correct garments is essential to learning and staying safe in class. Just as cleats and shin pads are important for soccer, dance shoes and attire are essential for proper movement and safety while learning how to dance. For Level 1 classes and up, you will see a color code as well. This is to foster a team spirit in our dance classes, reduces distractions in class, and instills values of discipline. 

A popular local shop for all your dancewear and shoe needs:

Center Stage Dance Wear

5261 University Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 527-4697

You can also try your luck online, or at consignment shops. 

  

NOTE FOR ALL CLASSES:

NO: Princess dresses or costumes, jeans, pajamas, dangling jewelry

Long hair should be tied back away from face

Torsos should be covered, no revealing clothing

Proper shoes MUST be worn for classes and recitals.

Failure to follow dress code including proper shoes may result in warnings and/or student observing class, or student asked to change then return to class.

ALL PRE- DANCE CLASSES FOR TODDLERS, AGES 3-4, AGES 5-6

Clothing: Your choice color: Leotard, skirt or tutu and tights. May also wear form fitting pants or shorts and tshirt.  

Shoes: Ballet: Canvas or leather ballet shoes- pink for girls, black for boys.

            Hippity hop: Hip Hop dance sneakers (non marking soles and never worn out doors)

            Tap and Tap combo: Black tap shoes

            Jazz and Jazz combo: Black jazz shoes

BALLET 1 - BALLET 2

Clothing: Black leotard, pink tights. May also wear black crepe wrap skirt. As needed: Black sports bra or camisole leotard for chest support.

Shoes: Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes 

BALLET 3, BALLET 3/4

Clothing: Burgundy leotard, pink tights. As needed: black sports bra or camisole leotard for chest support. 

Shoes: Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes

PRE-POINTE

Clothing: See above for Ballet 3 and 3/4 requried dance wear. Must also wear convertable or footless tights. 

Shoes: NO pointe shoes needed. Class is taken in regular leather or canvas ballet shoes. 

JAZZ 1 & 2, CONTEMPORARY, JAZZ/BALLET 1, JAZZ/HIP HOP 1 & 1A

Clothing: Black leotard. Black form fitting pants or shorts. May also wear solid color tshirt. 

Shoes: Jazz and Jazz Combo: Black jazz shoes

            Contemproary: No shoes needed

           Jazz/Ballet Combo: Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes, black jazz shoes. 

        

HIP HOP

Clothing: Your choice color tshirt or tank top, comfortable shorts or pants. May want to wear black leotard as base. Please no bared midriffs, sports bra for chest support as needed. 

Shoes: Hip Hop: Black, non-marking sole Hip Hop sneakers of your choice. These shoes should be only worn in dance class, no street shoes!!

JAZZ 3, JAZZ 3/4

Clothing: Burgundy leotard, black form fitting shorts or pants. As needed: black sports bra or camisole leotard for chest support. 

Shoes: Black jazz shoes AND tan jazz shoes

TAP 1 & 1A & 2

Clothing: Black leotard, may wear black tights or black form fitting pants or shorts. 

Shoes: Black jazz tap shoes (flexible in middle arch of foot)