What's In Your Dance Bag?

Every dancer should have a dance bag to organize their dance supplies! They can come dressed in their dance clothes, but should bring the bag along for their water bottle and so they can change shoes once they get to the studio. Find out below about our dress code:
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Pre-Ballet, Pre-Ballet II, Creative Dance, Ballet I, Ballet I/II, Ballet II/III

Clothes: Light pink or black leotard, light pink tights, light pink canvas or leather ballet slippers

Hair: ballet bun if possible, pulled out of the face if a bun isn’t feasible

Extras in bag: water bottle, extra hair ties and bobby pins, hairbrush

Optional: simple dance skirt, lightweight cardigan or sweater for cold days

 

Ballet III+, Pre-Pointe

Clothes: black leotard, light pink tights, light pink canvas or leather ballet slippers

Hair: ballet bun if possible, half ponytail or hair clips if hair is short

Extras in bag: water bottle, extra hair ties and bobby pins, hairbrush

Optional: simple dance skirt, lightweight cardigan/sweater/leg warmers for cold days

Demi-Pointe, Pointe I, Pointe II/III

Clothes: black or colored leotard, light pink tights, light pink canvas or leather ballet slippers, demi pointe or pointe shoes, toe pads/lambs wool for pointe

Hair: ballet bun if possible, pulled out of the face if a bun isn’t feasible

Extras in bag: water bottle, extra hair ties and bobby pins, hairbrush, sewing kit with needle and thread and safety pins

Optional: simple dance skirt, lightweight cardigan/sweater/leg warmers for cold days

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Combo (Ballet/Tap)

Clothes: Light blue or black leotard, light pink tights, light pink canvas or leather ballet slippers, black patent tap shoes

Hair: ballet bun or high ponytail, half ponytail or hair clips if hair is short

Extras in bag: water bottle, extra hair ties, hairbrush

Optional: simple dance skirt, lightweight cardigan or sweater for cold days

Tap I/II

Clothes: Light blue or black leotard & light pink tights, or leggings and fitted t-shirt, black patent or lace up tap shoes

Hair: ballet bun or high ponytail, half ponytail or hair clips if hair is short

Extras in bag: water bottle, extra hair ties, hairbrush

 

Musical Theater and Jazz Classes

Clothes: leggings and fitted t-shirt or tank top, black slip-on or lace-up jazz shoes

Hair: ballet bun or high ponytail, half ponytail or hair clips if hair is short

Extras in bag: water bottle, extra hair ties, hairbrush

 

Contemporary and Modern Classes

Clothes: leggings and fitted t-shirt or tank top, bare feet or contemporary footwear such as dance paws or foot undeez (slips onto the ball of your foot to allow for easier turns)

Hair: ballet bun or high ponytail, half ponytail or hair clips if hair is short

Extras in bag: water bottle, extra hair ties, hairbrush

 

Irish

Clothes: leggings and fitted t-shirt or tank top, black ghillies or black ballet slippers or black jazz shoes

Hair: ponytail, half ponytail or hair clips if hair is short

Extras in bag: water bottle, extra hair ties, hairbrush

 

Hip-Hop, Freestyle, Breakdance/Popping

Clothes: leggings or athletic pants and t-shirt or tank top, indoor-only sneakers designated for dance class

Hair: can be left down or in ponytail

Extras in bag: water bottle

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Boys & Men

Clothes: athletic pants and basic t-shirt

Shoes: black ballet slippers for Ballet or Creative dance, indoor-only sneakers designated for dance class for Hip-Hop, genre appropriate shoes for other styles

Extras in bag: water bottle

Recommended dancewear retailers:

Petticoat Junction- Lynnwood, Dancewear Center- Kirkland, Center Stage- Seattle, discountdance.com

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Recommended Retailers: Dancewear Center Kirkland, Petticoat Junction Lynnwood, discountdance.com, Target (kids dancewear). Dance shoe sizes often do not run the same as regular shoes, so we recommend buying shoes in-store instead of ordering online