When you imagine a ballet dancer, you probably think of tights, a leotard, and a tutu or skirt. This is the traditional ballet ‘uniform.’ It has been that way for as long as we can remember, and for a good reason. Here’s why…
Why is it important to buy the right attire?
For classes such as ballet or tap, it is important that dancewear fits properly and comfortably. There should not be anything loose or baggy. This allows the teacher to see the child’s form and give corrections. Hair should be pulled back because it is important to keep hair from falling on little faces to avoid any distractions. Concentration and focus are key to a successful class!
When it comes to hip hop classes, there is more freedom regarding what to wear. With this class, dress code is typically clothes that provide comfort and freedom of movement. Here is where you go for the bag and swag!
Following dress codes in dance classes is very important because it allows children to feel part of a team. When they have all dressed appropriately, they will know that class is in session and will be ready to listen. Not only that, but they will feel like a dancer because they are dressing the part!
Before whipping out the credit card though, know that each studio can be different when it comes to dressing codes because they might require a specific dress code to differentiate the level they are in. The best thing to do before purchasing dancewear is to check with the instructors at your studio.
Where to get affordable kids’ dancewear
Dancewear can be costly, but it does not always have to be that way! There are several places where you can find discounted dancewear for kids…
If you are not aware, Target is a discount retailer. There is a high chance that you may have come here for school supplies or clothes – boy, do they have cute clothes. What you may have not known about Target is that it not only has regular discounted clothes but discounted dance clothes. You can find leotards, tights, tutus and ballet shoes on the cheap.
In the market for cheap dance shoes? Check out Payless. Payless has more variety than Target, plus they have tap shoes and jazz shoes alongside ballet shoes. You can also find affordable dance tights.
Discount Dance is a dancewear mega store that offers brand-name dance clothes for kids and adults: expect to find shoes, tights, recital costumes, and more. This is a great website to constantly browse because they always have discounted dancewear – the clue is in their name!
For those of you in Southern California, there are a couple of physical stores as well: in La Mesa, CA, and Santa Ana, CA. Staff are kids’ dancewear experts and will help you figure out what clothes and shoes are appropriate for your child. That way you won’t make the mistake of purchasing shoes so small they can only be worn for a month, or too big that your kids are tripping over clown feet!
About Dance To EvOLvE and our dress code
Dance To EvOLvE is a mobile dance company in San Diego, Chicago, and Cleveland. It is unique in the sense where it is not just ‘one’ studio; all classes are held at third party venues. Dance To EvOLvE specializes in teaching children ages 14 months – 12 years and offers high quality and affordable dance classes for kids.
What’s more dance classes are affordable, dress codes are open to expression (as long as it follows standard dance dress codes), and when purchasing dance attire, you can receive 10 percent off your first order with Discount Dance by using Dance To EvOLvE’s code: TP35961! You can thank us later…