Dress Requirements

While there are many options for purchasing dancewear, if you choose to purchase from Discount Dance please use our studio code (TP79392), which provides points that the studio may use to purchase some costumes. Every little bit helps us to continue to offer costumes at no charge to families!

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Girls’ Ballet (Including Pre-ballet)– Black leotard, pink footed tights, leather or canvas pink ballet shoes (Level 4 through Advanced with ribbons on shoes) Optional: Ballet wrap-style sweater (NO skirts or “extra” clothes)

*Hair must be neatly secured in classical bun or other approved style for all ballet classes and rehearsals. To watch a bun-making tutorial, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVfwCRos25c

Boys’ Ballet – White t-shirt, black dance tights, black ballet shoes

Pre-tap-Black leotard, pink footed tights, black Mary Jane-style tap shoes (preferably with Velcro closure to promote independence and self-confidence), optional black shorts

Suggested Styles:
Girls Easy Strap Tap Shoes – Tap Shoes | Theatricals T9050C | DiscountDance.com
Girls Easy Strap Vegan Tap Shoes – Tap Shoes | Mariia MX MX11C | DiscountDance.com

Girls’ Jazz (All levels)- Black leotard, pink or tan tights, (black jazz shorts optional), tan slip-on jazz shoes. No ties or laces.

Suggested Styles:
Caramel – Jazz Shoes, Child | Capezio EJ2C | DiscountDance.com
Tan – Shoes | Theatricals T7602C | DiscountDance.com

Boys’ Jazz –Black Jazz pants, white t-shirt, black jazz shoes

Boys’ Tap – Black Jazz pants, white t-shirt, Black tap shoes

Tap 1– Tan Mary Jane-style tap shoes with thin strap and buckle, black leotard, pink or tan tights, optional black dance shorts
Suggested Styles:
Girls Easy Strap Tap Shoes – Tap Shoes | Theatricals T9050C | DiscountDance.com
Girls Easy Strap Vegan Tap Shoes – Tap Shoes | Mariia MX MX11C | DiscountDance.com

Tap 2– Tan Mary Jane-style tap shoes with thin strap and buckle, black leotard, pink or tan tights, optional black dance shorts

Suggested Styles:
Girls “Tap-On” Buckle Tap Shoes – Tap Shoes | Bloch S0302G | DiscountDance.com

Girls’ Tap 3 – Tan high-heel tap shoes, with heel no smaller than 1.5”, black leotard, pink or tan tights, optional black dance shorts

Girls’ Tap 4 (Advanced)- Black Oxford-style tap shoe with laces.

Suggested style: Black – Tap Shoes | Bloch S0361L | DiscountDance.com

Lyrical– “Dance Paws” in light suntan/nude (to match skin tone) with no rhinestones or decorations  

Pointe Levels 1 and 2 must have pointe shoes approved by studio faculty before sewing ribbons and elastics. We recommend fitting pointe shoes at Footlights in Frederick, MD or Barre and Pointe in Leesburg, VA. Please contact them in advance regarding appointments.