Dance Attire

In order to maintain a comfortable environment for all those taking class, please comply with the following:

  • In all classes, dancers should wear clothing that allows for freedom in movement without exposing the private parts of the body. Please choose fabrics which have stretch, but stay opaque through movement and stretching. No denim, please!
  • Jewelry should be kept to a minimum to decrease distraction while moving.
  • Dance shoes should not be worn outside, in order to keep our studios clean and keep shoes in good repair. Similarly, outdoor shoes should not be worn in the studio.
  • Students are asked to keep their hair pulled off the face to decrease distraction while moving.
  • Depending on the season, the studio may be a little warm or cold, dress accordingly for a comfortable class experience.

In addition, each genre of dance has recommended dance attire suitable for the movement style.

  • Ballet
    • Girls: Pink or black ballet tights and a leotard. Ballet skirts may be worn. Ballet slippers are required.
    • Boys: Black pants and a closely fitting shirt or tank top. Ballet shoes are required.
  • Contemporary – Leggings or shorts and a form fitting top. Class is taken in bare feet.
  • Creative Movement – Clothing that is comfortable to move in but still allows the lines of the body to be seen. Class is taken in bare feet.
  • Dance Conditioning – Athletic clothing which will allow for stretching and bending. Comfortable tennis/athletic shoes recommended.
  • Hip Hop – Clothing that is comfortable to move in but still allows the lines of the body to be seen. Tennis/athletic shoes are required.
  • Jazz – Leggings or shorts with a form fitting top. Jazz shoes are required (ask teacher for color preference).
  • Modern – Clothing that is comfortable to move in but still allows the lines of the body to be seen. Class is taken in bare feet.
  • Musical Theater – Leggings or shorts and a form fitting top. Dancers can choose to wear jazz shoes or heeled character shoes.
  • Tap – Clothing that is comfortable to move in but still allows the lines of the body to be seen. Tap shoes required.
  • Toddler Time – Clothing that is comfortable to move in. Class is taken in bare feet.

Windfall has some clothing and shoe options available for purchase in their consignment ReDance store, located in the basement of the studio. All items are available for $5 or for exchange for a gently worn dance clothing or shoe item.