What to Wear

Toddlers in Motion

  • Clothes that are comfortable to move in
  • Pink ballet shoes for girls and black ballet shoes for boys

Ballet, Tap & Jazz combo classes

  • Leotard and tights OR dance shorts/leggings and fitted dance top or t-shirt
  • Hair pulled up into neat ponytail or bun
  • Pink ballet shoes & black tap shoes

Irish

  • T-shirt or tank top, shorts/capris or leggings.  (Please no jeans, denim leggings, or sweat pants).
  • Hair pulled back and/or out of the face.
  • Shoes:
    • New beginners: ballet slippers, jazz slippers or socks, NO bare feet. For safety, your dancer will not be allowed to participate if they come with bare feet.
    • Soft shoes (ghilles) may be purchased at Irish on Grand in St. Paul, or through Ballinvilla Products*. (note: Shoes will initially feel small, but they stretch to fit) See Liz or a senior dancer to check shoe fit!
    • Boys may start in a jazz shoe, and eventually a reel shoe per teacher direction.
    • Hard shoes will be purchased after a dancer’s first year or by Liz’s discretion.  These may also be purchased at Irish on Grand, or through Ballinvilla Products but due to their cost, a used pair is appropriate for new hard shoe dancers, you can check the studio for stock.  Please consult Liz for sizing questions!

Ballet Technique

  • Black leotard & Pink tights
  • Hair pulled up into a neat bun
  • Pink ballet shoes

Lyrical/Jazz, Contemporary & Tap

  • Leotard and tights OR dance shorts/leggings and fitted dance top or t-shirt
  • Hair pulled up into neat ponytail or bun
  • Jazz shoes or turners for lyrical/jazz and contemporary
  • Tap shoes for tap class :)

Jazz/Hip Hop

  • Dance shorts/leggings and fitted dance top or t-shirt
  • Hair pulled up into neat ponytail
  • Jazz shoes or tennis shoes

Musical Theatre

  • Clothes that are comfortable to move in
  • Hair pulled up into neat ponytail or bun
  • Jazz shoes

Aerial Silks

  • Leggings or pants & fitted top
  • Hair pulled up into neat ponytail or bun
  • Bare feet

Adults

  • Clothes that are comfortable to move in!

Boys

  • Ballet classes:  black shorts or pants and white t-shirt, black ballet shoes
  • All other classes: clothes that are comfortable to move in!

Competition Team members: please see Competition Team Handbook for dress code!