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Dance Attire Requirements

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Appropriate dance attire for each class is listed below. Please do your best to be prepared on the first day of class. Students dressed inappropriately for class may not be permitted to participate.

For your convenience, we have also listed several places where you can buy dance shoes and other supplies. If you have any questions, please contact Angella Foster.

We strongly recommend that all students write their name on the inside of their dance shoes. It is also a good idea to label any dance warm-ups such a ballet skirts or leg-warmers. Any items left in the studio will be placed in the Community Center’s lost and found. To claim lost items, check with the welcome desk attendants in the Community Center’s main lobby. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Creative Movement/Pre-Dance

  • Boys - Stretchy pants and a comfortable shirt; nothing too baggy
  • Girls - Same as boys OR leotard any color with footless tights

Absolutely no jeans, skirts, ballet shoes, slippers, socks, costumes, tutus, jewelry, or toys allowed in studio.

Pre-Ballet

  • Boys - Leggings or sweat pants with a snug fitting top (no writing). Soft black ballet shoes or bare feet.
  • Girls - Leggings or sweat pants with a snug fitting top (no writing) or leotard (without attached skirt). Soft pink ballet shoes or bare feet. Hair must be secured back in ponytail or braids; barrettes for short hair or long bangs.

Absolutely no jeans, skirts, slippers, socks, costumes, tutus, jewelry, or toys allowed in studio.

Pre-Jazz

  • Boys - Leggings or sweat pants with a snug fitting top (no writing). No jazz shoes required; bare feet preferable.
  • Girls - Leggings or sweat pants with a snug fitting top (no writing) or leotard (without attached skirt). No jazz shoes required; bare feet preferable. Hair must be secured back in ponytail or braids; barrettes for short hair or long bangs.

Absolutely no jeans, skirts, slippers, socks, costumes, tutus, jewelry, or toys allowed in studio.

Ballet

  • Boys - White t-shirt, black dance pants or black tights, black ballet shoes
  • Girls - Black sleeveless leotard, pink tights (footed or convertible), pink ballet shoes. Short ballet skirt optional. Dance warm-ups such as leg-warmers & sweaters are permitted but must be tight-fitting. Long hair should be in a bun; short hair should be secured off the face with a headband or barrettes.

Absolutely no jeans, slippers, socks, footed tights without shoes, costumes, tutus, baggy sweats, jewelry, or loose hair in eyes or on neck. Also, please do not wear heavy perfumes to class.

Jazz Dance

  • Boys - Fitted T-shirt any color (no writing), black dance pants, black jazz shoes
  • Girls - Same as boys OR any color leotard with black tights or black jazz pants Hair should be secured away from the face in a bun, ponytail or braid. Please use a headband or barrette to keep bangs out of the eyes.

Absolutely no jeans, slippers, socks, footed tights without shoes, costumes, tutus, baggy sweats, jewelry, or loose hair in eyes or on neck. Also, please do not wear heavy perfumes to class.

Modern Dance

Comfortable clothes, nothing too baggy, and bare feet. If desired, you may bring lightweight dance sneakers or jazz shoes. Please do not wear heavy perfumes to class. Long hair or bangs should be secured away from the face.

Dance Wear Providers

Artistic Dance Fashions www.artisticdancefashions.com
(Go to the website for a 10% off coupon.)
4915 Cordell Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-2323
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm

Prima Dancewear www.primadancewear.com
9705 Fort Meade Road Laurel, MD 20707
(301) 490-6616
Hours: Monday-Friday 11-7, Saturday 10-5

DANI Dancewear www.danidancewear.com
1466 Addison Road South Capitol Heights, MD 20743
(301) 350-6160
Hours: Monday-Friday Noon-8pm (closed on Tuesday), Saturday 10am-4pm