What is appropriate dance attire?

Students aged 3 - 18 MUST wear leotard, tights or dance pants, and appropriate dance shoes. Hair must be off the face if long. Please label shoes and outerwear. Check below or with the studio for specific shoe recommendations. No specific leotard color or style is required for tap, jazz or preschool classes, but please avoid tutu's. If skirts are worn they must not hang below the knee and we prefer them to be attached. Boys are to wear white t-shirts and black dance pants or shorts. Technique students require standard ballet attire of black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers.


What shoes should I purchase for myself and/or my child?

Intro to Dance: 3 Year Intro, 4 Year Intro and Kindergarten

Pink Leather Ballet Shoe

Males – black ballet shoes

**Please note all female dancers should wear a leotard and tights to class, they may wear a light flowy skirt if it is attached to their leotard. We prefer ballet shoes without laces, any shoes with laces will be trimmed before the recital. We ask that the dancers do not wear tutus as they can be distracting.


Adaptive Dance Class Male and Female Dancers:

Tuesday 5:00pm & Thursday 5:00pm classes: To be determined by dancer

Tuesday 5:45pm class should have black hip-hop sneakers


Tap, Jazz, Ballet Combo Classes: Level I & II

Pink Leather Ballet Shoe

Beige Buckle Tap Shoe

Males – Black ballet shoes and Black lace tap shoes


Tap, Jazz, Ballet Combo Classes: Level III, IV & V and Intro I for gr. 3-5

Beige Jazz Split Sole Jazz Shoe

Beige Buckle Tap Shoe

Males – Black ballet shoes and Black lace tap shoes


Hip Hop All Levels Male and Female Dancers:

Black Hip Hop Sneakers


Teen Classes Male and Female Dancers:

Contemporary – bare feet or footsies

Jazz – Beige Split Sole Jazz Shoe

Tap – Black Lace Up Tap

Hip Hop – Black Hip Hop Sneaker

Where can I purchase my child's dance supplies?

The Dance Inn carries sample sizes in the studio for placing online orders at Discount Dance (discountdance.com) using our teacher code: 33241 for discounts.


Additional stores:

Michelson's (781-862-1034) in Lexington Center, michelsonshoes.com
Dancer's Image (617-964-4070) in Newton, dancersimage.com
Dance This Way (978-318-1960) in West Concord, dancethisway.com

In addition, The Dance Inn carries a variety of used shoes available for purchase or trade in.

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