You've registered for class and are counting down the days until you can walk into the studio! BUT, have you decided what you're going to wear? Your attire has a significant impact on your overall experience; it will allow you to move comfortably, freely, and confidently! If you're at a loss for what to wear to a dance, we've got you covered with the dancing forms and their appropriate attire.
Ultimately, it's all about being comfortable!
If you’re taking a dance class, you’re likely going to be moving and grooving for at least 45 minutes! You’ll need an outfit that is comfortable enough to move freely in. While we’re here to help guide you to the most appropriate dance attire, when it comes to choosing your outfit for different dance styles, we always suggest checking in with the studio to make sure you’re wearing the proper clothing.
Leotards and Tutus:
Classic ballet demands classic attire.
A well-fitted leotard in soft, breathable fabric is a staple.
For a touch of elegance, consider a tutu for your little one. Traditional pastels or muted tones add a timeless charm.
Ballet pink tights complete the look, providing a seamless line and highlighting the grace of each movement.
Leotards or Jazz Tops:
Jazz allows for a bit more flexibility in attire. Leotards with jazz pants or shorts provide comfort and style.
Jazz tops with fun patterns or unique designs add a modern touch.
Crop Tops and Leggings:
For a contemporary jazz look, crop tops paired with high-waisted leggings offer a trendy and comfortable ensemble.
Loose Pants or Skirts:
Loose-fitting pants or skirts with an elastic waistband allow for ease of movement and highlight footwork during tap routines.
Fitted tops, such as tank tops or short-sleeved shirts, keep the focus on the intricate footwork without sacrificing style.
Hip-hop is all about freedom of movement. Baggy pants, oversized tops, and hoodies create the quintessential hip-hop look.
Hats, beanies, and wristbands are popular accessories that can enhance the hip-hop vibe.
Unitards or Crop Tops with Leggings:
Contemporary dance allows for more fluidity in style. Unitards or crop tops paired with leggings provide the flexibility needed for expressive movements.
Barefoot or Foot Undeez:
Many contemporary dancers prefer to perform barefoot, but if shoes are desired, foot undeez provide a seamless look while offering some protection.
Fabrics like chiffon or lyrical mesh can add to the visual storytelling in contemporary dance.
Every dance form has different requirements based on the movements. But it's of utmost importance that you choose an outfit which suits your comfort needs.
When you spend more than 45 minutes in class or performing dance on stage, you need an outfit which will fit your movements and allow you the liberty to move around freely.