Class Attire

Please label all items with your child’s name!

Feel free to purchase Class Attire from any of the sources listed below:

  • Footlights Dance and Theatre Boutique
    Complete supply of all dance wear and shoes (including pointe shoes, but pointe shoe shopping must be done IN-STORE only)
    938 Wayne Ave
    Silver Spring MD 20910
    800-349-1186
  • Dance Supplies Etc. – RCDA Custom Web Store
    Complete supply of dance wear and shoes
    556D Gov. Ritchie Highway
    Severna Park MD 21146
    800-90-DANCE (800-903-2623)
  • Blendz
    For a wide variety of inclusive dance tights and dance shoes
  • Nude Barre
    For a wide variety of inclusive dance tights and undergarments

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.

Little Dancers

Little Dancers may opt to wear traditional ballet attire as specified below, or comfortable and safe clothing with bare feet or socks.

Girls – Black or pink leotard, pink ballet tights, pink ballet slippers with elastic. NO TUTUS! Simple ballet skirts allowed, but not required. Hair should be secured away from the face, preferably in a bun.

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

Pre-K Ballet & Tap/Pre-Ballet 1 & 2 with Tap/Summer Dance Camp for K-2

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. Mary-Jane style tap shoes are also acceptable.

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, 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.

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, preferably in a bun.

Pink tights and ballet slippers are traditional in ballet and we use them as the standard uniform. However dancers are also welcome to wear tights and shoes that match their skin tone if they prefer. Your dance attire should always make you feel comfortable, beautiful, and strong.

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

Cecchetti Ballet II

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, preferably in a bun.

Pink tights and ballet slippers are traditional in ballet and we use them as the standard uniform. However dancers are also welcome to wear tights and shoes that match their skin tone if they prefer. Your dance attire should always make you feel comfortable, beautiful, and strong.

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White T-shirt; black tights, shorts, or pants; 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

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, preferably in a bun.

Pink tights and ballet slippers are traditional in ballet and we use them as the standard uniform. However dancers are also welcome to wear tights and shoes that match their skin tone if they prefer. Your dance attire should always make you feel comfortable, beautiful, and strong.

Need help making a bun?

or

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

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

Intro to Jazz with Tap, Jazz (Level I and up), Lyrical (all levels), Modern (all levels), and Tap (Level I and up)

Athletic clothes in which you can move around safely and comfortably, such as leotards or tank tops with leggings, bike shorts, or jazz pants. Hair must be secured away from the face.

Footwear:

  • Jazz: Black jazz shoes
  • Lyrical: FootUndeez (lyrical half-shoe)
  • Modern: Bare feet, FootUndeez (lyrical half-shoe), or socks
  • Tap for Intro to Jazz/Tap: Mary Jane style tap shoes with velcro strap or buckle (no ribbons) or black tap oxford-style shoes
  • Broadway Tap I: Mary Jane style tap shoes with velcro strap or buckle (no ribbons) or black tap oxford-style shoes
  • Broadway & Rhythm Tap II and up: black tap oxford-style shoes

Adult Ballet

Adults may wear any exercise clothes in which they feel comfortable and can move around safely. Ballet slippers (any color) are recommended.