Class Attire

Please label all items with your child’s name!

We recommend purchasing your dance attire from the following local dance supply stores:

Les Gals Activewear
2337 Distribution Circle
Silver Spring MD 20910

Footlights Dance and Theatre Boutique
938 Wayne Ave
Silver Spring MD 20910

Cover Up Attire

Please encourage your child (especially teenage children) to wear cover-up clothing over leotards and tights when outside of the dance studio. We strive to teach our children proper etiquette and manners, and proper etiquette in traveling to and from the dance studio should include cover-up clothing. Also, please DO NOT WEAR DANCE SHOES OUTSIDE! Street shoes are for the street, dance shoes are for the dance studio. Children should arrive and depart in street shoes and change into dance shoes once inside. Wearing dance shoes outdoors ruins the shoes and dance floor.

Music and Movement for Toddlers

Comfortable clothes in which children can move around easily. Bare feet for children; accompanying adults may wear socks (no street shoes allowed).

Little Dancers

Girls – Black or pink leotard, pink ballet tights, pink ballet slippers without drawstrings. Please note that bedroom slipper-style ballet shoes (often sold at Target) are not appropriate for dance classes. NO TUTUS OR SKIRTS PERMITTED. Hair must be secured away from the face, preferably in a bun.

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Boys – White T-shirt; black tights, shorts, or pants; black ballet slippers without drawstrings.

Pre-K Ballet & Tap and Pre-Ballet 1 & 2 with Tap

Girls – Black or pink leotard, pink ballet tights, pink ballet slippers without drawstrings, and black Mary Jane style tap shoes with velcro strap or buckle (no ribbons). Please note that bedroom slipper-style ballet shoes (often sold at Target) are not appropriate for dance classes. NO TUTUS OR SKIRTS PERMITTED. Hair must be secured away from the face, preferably in a bun.

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Boys – White T-shirt; black tights, shorts, or pants; black ballet slippers without drawstrings and black oxford tap shoes.

Intro to Cecchetti Ballet I with Tap

Girls – Black leotard, pink ballet tights, pink ballet slippers without drawstrings, and black Mary Jane style tap shoes with velcro strap or buckle (no ribbons). Please note that bedroom slipper-style ballet shoes (often sold at Target) are not appropriate for dance classes. NO SKIRTS PERMITTED. Hair must be secured away from the face in a bun.

Need help making a bun? Watch this video!

Boys – White T-shirt, black tights, black ballet slippers without drawstrings and black oxford tap shoes.

Cecchetti Ballet I

Girls – Black leotard, pink ballet tights, pink ballet slippers without drawstrings. Please note that bedroom slipper-style ballet shoes (often sold at Target) are not appropriate for dance classes. NO SKIRTS PERMITTED. Hair must be secured away from the face in a bun.

Need help making a bun? Watch this video!

Boys – White T-shirt, black tights, black ballet slippers without drawstrings.

Cecchetti Ballet II

Girls – Black leotard, pink ballet tights, pink ballet slippers without drawstrings, demi-pointe shoes as approved by the director*. NO SKIRTS PERMITTED. Hair must be secured away from the face in a bun.

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Boys – White T-shirt, black tights, black ballet slippers without drawstrings.

*PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE DEMI-POINTE SHOES UNTIL YOUR TEACHER INSTRUCTS YOU TO DO SO!

Cecchetti Ballet III and up

Girls – Solid-colored leotard (colors are accepted), pink ballet tights, pink ballet slippers without drawstrings, pointe shoes as approved by the director*. NO SKIRTS PERMITTED. Hair must be secured away from the face in a bun.

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Boys – White T-shirt, black tights, black ballet slippers without drawstrings.

*NEW POINTE STUDENTS: PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE POINTE SHOES UNTIL YOUR TEACHER INSTRUCTS YOU TO DO SO!

Character/Folk Dance

Girls – Solid-colored leotard (colors are accepted), pink ballet tights, pink ballet slippers without drawstrings.
Optional: character skirt and character (low-heeled) shoes.
Hair must be secured away from the face in a bun.

Need help making a bun? Watch this video!

Boys – White T-shirt, black tights, black ballet slippers without drawstrings.

Jazz, Lyrical, and Tap

Leotard, tights (optional); jazz or yoga pants or Soffe-type shorts. Hair must be secured away from the face.

Shoes:

  • Jazz: Black jazz shoes
  • Lyrical: FootUndeez (lyrical half-shoe)
  • Broadway Tap I: Girls- Mary Jane style tap shoes with velcro strap or buckle (no ribbons) Boys- black tap oxford-style shoes
  • Broadway & Rhythm Tap II and up: black tap oxford-style shoes