Shoes & Attire

*SHOES*

Please make sure to put your child's name inside all dance shoes!

"It Takes Two" (Ages 1 1/2 - 3):

Ballet Shoes Only.  (Any pink, split-sole ballet shoes - leather or cloth)  

(Adults need to wear tennis shoes, socks, or go barefoot)

 

3-4 year old Ballet/Jazz/Acro:

Ballet Shoes Only.  (Any pink, split-sole ballet shoes - leather or cloth)

Shoes for classes 5 & 6 years, 1st-3rd, 4th-6th, 7th & Up:

BALLET:  Ballet Shoes (Any pink, split-sole ballet shoes - leather or cloth)

JAZZ:  Jazz Shoes (We prefer "Bloch" slip on Jazz shoes with the elastic V on the top of the foot in tan)

HIP HOP:  Tennis Shoes

LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY:  Half Soles or Jazz Shoes (For Jazz shoes, we prefer "Bloch" slip on Jazz shoes with the elastic V on the top of the foot in tan)

ACRO:  Barefoot

TAP:  Black, slip on or lace up "leather" tap shoes are preferred for all dancers 7 years & up.  3-6 year olds can wear the patent leather kind with the ribbon tie or strap.

If you already have shoes that aren't exactly like the descriptions above, it's ok.  When you go to purchase new shoes, please try to get the suggested styles above.

 

*DANCE ATTIRE*
We do not believe in enforcing a leotard & tights dress code.  We feel that young, adolescent children who have to look at themselves in a mirror during class should be comfortable in what they're wearing.  If dancers wish to wear leotard and tights, they are more than welcome to do so.  Most of our dancers wear booty shorts or leggings with tank tops or dance half tops.  Our littlest dancers tend to wear tights and a leotard with a tutu or dance skirt. 

No dresses or skirts (without shorts or leotards), no jeans, and nothing too baggy.

 

 

*HAIR* 

Dancers must have their hair up for all classes.  

(If dancers are taking a Hip Hop class, they may ask their teacher if they can have their hair down.)

 

 

*STORES WE RECOMMEND*

*"The Dance Store":  2509 S. Robertson Blvd. LA 90034.  310-271-3664.  Mention "8 Count" to get a 10% discount.

*Shelly's Dance & Costume:  2089 Westwood Blvd. LA 90025.  They DO NOT sell the Bloch brand of Jazz shoes we prefer.  Mention "8 Count" to get a 10% discount.

*Payless & Target sometime sell beginning ballet, jazz, and tap shoes for little ones.  These are okay for dancers 6 and under who are not on teams.

*Danny's Warehouse:  Danny's is literally a warehouse where you have to dig through boxes, but they have new dance clothes and shoes all for $10 or less!  5701 W. Adams, 90016.  Some online items: www.DannysWearhouse.com

*Discount Dance Supply:  2890 S. La Cienega Blvd., Culver City 90232.  Mention our code TP70822.

*ONLINE STORES:  www.DiscountDance.com or www.AllAboutDance.com

 

10662 W. Pico Blvd.

West Los Angeles, CA 90064

310.914.5678

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