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!
Girls’ Ballet (Including Pre-ballet)– Black leotard with no skirts attached), leather or canvas *ballet pink* or skin-tone colored ballet shoes (Level 4 through Advanced with ribbons on shoes) Optional: Black or pink ballet sweater or sweater tights. Instructors may ask students to remove sweater or sweater tights during class. Typically these extra items are only worn briefly as students begin class and are removed after one or two combinations.
*NO skirts, unless approved by faculty for certain more advanced levels. Undergarments should not be visible. (e.g. No underwear should extend beyond leotard)
*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
All female dancers will need a flesh-colored camisole leotard for performances. These are not needed for classes, only performances to maintain modesty while changing into costumes. Please purchase color that most closely matches the color of your dancer’s skin tone.
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 e or elastic loop closure as shown in picture or with Velcro closure to promote independence and self-confidence), optional black shorts
Girls’ Jazz (All levels) – Black leotard, pink or tan tights, (black jazz shorts optional), tan slip-on jazz shoes. No ties or laces. ***Jazz 4 will also need Black Character/Broadway T-strap 2″ heel.
Boys’ Jazz –Black Jazz pants, white t-shirt, black jazz shoes
Boys’ Tap (all levels)- Black Jazz pants, white t-shirt, Black tap shoes
Tap 1– Girls: Tan Mary Jane-style tap shoes with thin strap and buckle, black leotard, pink or tan tights, optional black dance shorts
Tap 2– Tan Mary Jane-style tap shoes with thin strap and buckle, black leotard, pink or tan tights, optional black dance shorts
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 (preferred) or slip-on if already have
Suggested style: Black – Tap Shoes | Bloch S0361L | DiscountDance.com
Junior Contemporary/Lyrical – (Same as Jazz attire listed above.) Girls: black leotard, pink or tan tights, (black jazz shorts optional), tan slip-on jazz shoes. No ties or laces.
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.
Russian Character: Black, low heel character shoes
Hip-hop: Clean high-top sneakers (any color) used only for dance class (not worn outside of studio). Closer to the Spring Performance, a specific shoe will be designated for costume.
Modern: Barefoot, Leotard and footless tights or leggings