Attire and Footwear

Dancer Fashion 101

Please read this carefully. 


  • Do not wear any shoes that have been worn outside. This includes tennis shoes for Hip Hop. The grit can damage our beautiful marley floors as well as your shoes. Your dance shoes should be carried in your dance bag until it is time for class.
  • Students should have a dance bag for shoes and belongings.
  • Label all shoes and attire with first and last names.
  • Refrain from wearing perfume or jewelry to class.
  • No gum chewing is allowed, and only water is allowed inside the studio.
  • All dance shoes must be purchased at Dance Esteem to make sure they are the proper fit and uniformed for class and stage.
  • We have attire in our lobby. If we do not have your size or the color you like in stock, we would be happy to place an order for you!
  • Do not bring valuables to class. Dance Esteem is not responsible for lost items or valuables.


Your cooperation in greatly appreciated!

WHAT TO WEAR TO PARENT AND ME CLASS

Girls

Wear any color leotard, tights, leggings, shorts, tanks or bodysuit.

Pink canvas ballet shoes.


Boys

Wear comfortable stretch clothing, or sweats and a t-shirt. 

Black ballet shoes.

WHAT TO WEAR TO BALLET CLASS

Girls

Leotard and tights.

PINK canvas ballet slippers with elastics sewn securely on.

(6th - 12th grade please no tutus or skirts)

Hair must be securely pulled back.


Boys

Straight-legged black stretch jazz pants, tights or shorts, tight fitting t-shirt. 

BLACK ballet slippers with elastics securely sewn on.

WHAT TO WEAR TO TAP CLASS

Wear any comfortable clothing.


3 Years - 2nd Grade

Black Patent Leather Tie Tap Shoes.

Long hair in a ponytail.


3rd - 12th Grade

Black tap shoes: Bloch Flex Slip-ons.

Long hair in a ponytail.

WHAT TO WEAR TO JAZZ AND LYRICAL CLASSES

Any color or combination of leotard or form-fitting top with jazz pants or shorts. 


Paul Wrights/Turner shoes, no sneakers. 

Long hair in a ponytail.


 PLEASE DO NO WEAR JEANS OR STREET ATTIRE.

WHAT TO WEAR TO CONTEMPORARY AND THEATRICAL DANCE CLASS

Any color or combination of leotard or form-fitting top with jazz pants or shorts. 


Paul Wrights/Turner shoes, no sneakers. 

Long hair in a ponytail.

WHAT TO WEAR TO HIP HOP DANCE CLASS

Comfortable clothing that will allow easy movement. 

Please make sure you wear CLEAN, non-marking athletic shoes. 

Long hair in a ponytail.