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How to dress for Class

Dress Code

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

(Masculine) Ballet & Combo Classes: Black form fitting pants and either a solid white or solid black t-shirt please. 

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

Tap, Hip Hop & More, Jazz/Lyrical/Contemporary: Recommended black dance appropriate clothing like black leggings, black leotard, black tank or black t-shirt. You may layer as well, just no bellies showing. If you’re wearing black shorts please consider tights underneath to prevent “floor burn”. 

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

Shoes

AFDS students get a discount through Discount Dance. Use the link below. When you go to Dancer’s Image in Newton make sure to mention you are a student at A Fine Dance Studio and if they are offering any special pricing you’ll get it.  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
45 minute - 1.5 Hour Combo Classes

ANY PINK LEATHER BALLET SHOE   – (pink leather)
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

ANY PINK LEATHER BALLET SHOE   – (pink leather)

CAPEZIO MARY JANE VELCRO TAP  – Style #3800C (caramel)

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

please pack a clean pair of socks just in case shoes don’t fitDaisy #205C

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

RECOMMENDATION: LEATHER COBRA SLIPPER – Style #2033 (PINK)

RECOMMENDED ITEMS:

  • Any jazz shoes or tuners for technique class
  • GYM Band for stretching
  • Hand Towel or Dish Towel for ankle strengthening
  • YOGA BLOCKS (search amazon or buy in store)
  • YOGA BALL for PBT (feel free to bring your own)

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

Cobra #2033

TEAM SPARKS

Lyrical: TBD

Jazz: TBD

Tap: CAPEZIO FLUID TAP  – Style #CG17 (Black)

 Fluid #CG17

TEAM INSPIRE

Lyrical: TBD

Jazz: TBD

Tap: CAPEZIO FLUID TAP  – Style #CG17 (Black)

Fluid #CG17

TEAM ENERGIZE

Lyrical/Contemporary: TBD

Jazz: TBD

Tap: CAPEZIO FLUID TAP  – Style #CG17 (Black)

Respect S0361L 

 

TEAM EMPOWER

Lyrical/Contemporary: TBD

Jazz: TBD

Tap: Bloch “Respect” Lace Up Tap Shoe # S0361L (black) – purchase in store or online at www.discountdance.com – Use Studio ID #52945

Respect S0361L

TEAM AMBITION

Lyrical/Contemporary: TBD

Jazz: TBD

Hip Hop: TBD

Tap: Bloch “Respect” Lace Up Tap Shoe # S0361L (black) – purchase in store or online at www.discountdance.com – Use Studio ID #52945

Respect S0361L

Grit Team

Lyrical & Contemporary: TBD

Jazz: TBD

Hip Hop: TBD

Tap: Bloch “Respect” Lace Up Tap Shoe # S0361L (black) – purchase in store or online at www.discountdance.com – Use Studio ID #52945

Respect S0361L