Looking and feeling like a dancer

How to dress for Class

Dress Code

Ballet/Combo Classes: Any black leotard and Caramel or Pink tights. Optional: ballet sweater for warm-ups, no baggy layers please. 

Boys/Men: Black pants and either white or black tshirt please. 

Jazz/Lyrical/Contemporary/Tap: Black solid leotard and Caramel convertible tights. Black dance shorts or black dance pants over leotard are permitted.

Acro & Tumbling: Black solid leotard. If your child wants to wear spandex shorts over their leotard they can. We prefer no tights, as they can slip easily. 

Hip Hop: Recommended black dance appropriate clothing like black leggings, black leotard, black tank or tee shirt. You may layer as well, just no bellies showing. Please limit the crazy colors as we like the kids to come in more uniformed and not be worried about things being a fashion contest. 

Hair: All hair neatly pulled back in ponytail for everything. All ballet classes must have a neatly pulled back bun with hairnet.

Shoes

AFDS students get a discount through Discount Dance. Use the link below. We also get a discount at Dancers Image in Newton. Make sure to mention you are a student at A Fine Dance Studio.  If you are more comfortable purchasing in a store please feel free to do so. Just make sure they leave room for growth in tap shoes since kids can always wear a sock for a while until they grow a little bit. We feel so badly when stores size them too small and the kids grow out of the shoes faster than they should.

Link to teacher store
1 HOUR COMBO

CAPEZIO DAISY BALLET SHOE   – Style #205C (pink)
CAPEZIO MARY JANE VELCRO TAP  – Style #3800C (caramel)

please pack a clean pair of socks just in case shoes don’t fit

Daisy #205C  MaryJane #3800C

1.5 Hour Combo classes

CAPEZIO DAISY BALLET SHOE   – Style #205C (pink)
CAPEZIO MARY JANE VELCRO TAP  – Style #3800C (caramel)

please pack a clean pair of socks just in case shoes don’t fit

Daisy #205C  MaryJane #3800C

2 Hour Combo classes

CAPEZIO DAISY BALLET SHOE   – Style #205C (pink)

CAPEZIO FLUID TAP  – Style #CG17 (Black)

CAPEZIO E-Series JAZZ SLIP ON – Style # Ej2 (caramel)

please pack a clean pair of socks just in case shoes don’t fit

Daisy #205C   Fluid #CG17  Jazz EJ2

Hip Hop Classes

Dancers must have clean never-been-worn-outside NON-MARKING sole sneakers or socks for class. Later in the year once we know the costumes and give the kids feet time to grow we will let you know what the sneaker is they need for recital. We try out best to find an affordable sneaker that they can wear again after recital. Please pack a clean pair of socks just in case shoes don’t fit.

Tap Classes

 CAPEZIO FLUID TAP  – Style #CG17 (Black)

Please pack a clean pair of socks just in case shoes don’t fit.

Fluid #CG17

Jazz & Lyrical Classes

CAPEZIO E-Series JAZZ SLIP ON – Style #EJ2 (caramel)

LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY: We will decide closer to the recital if these dancers will need a lyrical sandle. For now barefoot or jazz shoes are okay in class. Please pack a clean pair of socks just in case shoes don’t fit.

Jazz EJ2

COMP[rehensive] Classes

Any Pink Split Sole Ballet Slipper

LEATHER COBRA SLIPPER – Style #2033 (PINK)

RECOMMENDED ITEMS:

  • Any jazz shoes or tuners for technique class
  • GYM Band for stretching (Required for Comp 3)
  • Hand Towel or Dish Towel for ankle strengthening
  • YOGA BLOCKS (search amazon or buy in store)

Please pack a clean pair of socks just in case shoes don’t fit.

Cobra #2033