Dress for Success in Dance Class

We carry leotards, tights, white beginner taps, and pink ballets at our Windsor Heights and South Des Moines locations.  We also have dance skirts and our great line of custom-printed apparel.  For most young students, we'll have what you need to get started.

For a complete line of dancewear, we recommend The Theatrical Shop at 145-5th Street in Valley Junction, West Des Moines. They have almost anything the beginner or advanced dancer needs in dance shoes, dance garments, and accessories, as well as costumes for rent and for sale, novelties, make-up, hats, fabric, trim, rhinestones, and so much more.

Check the lists below to see what you need for your classes:

Preschool Combination (Age 3-4)
Required:          Pink or black leotard, pink tighst; Pink ballet shoes with elastics
Optional:           Pink, black or pink & black print skirt.

Dancette Combination (Age 5-6)

Required:          Pink or black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes with elastics;
                          
White tap shoes (Capezio #625 with elastics)
Optional:           Pink, black or pink & black print skirt.

Primary Combination (Kindergarten - Grade 3)

Required:          Black leotard, pink tights; pink ballet shoes with elastics;
                          White tap shoes (Capezio #625 with elastics)
Optional:           Pink, black or pink & black print skirt; pink dance swea

Intermediate Combination (Grade 4 -- 6)

Required:          Black leotard and pink or suntan tights
                          OR 
black BHD tee and black "dance" shorts;
                          Pink ballet shoes with elastics (Capezio #2002);
                          Suntan or caramel Mary Jane tap (no staccato taps);
Optional:           Pink, black or pink & black print skirt; pink dance sweater.

Junior Performing Arts (Grades 7 -- 8)
Required:          Black leotard with pink or suntan tight
                          OR black studio tee with black studio "dance" shorts;
                         Jazzy tan ballet shoes with elastics for ballet (Bodywrappers #246);
                         Suntan or caramel Mary Jane tap shoes for tap (no staccato taps);
                         Black jazz oxfords, suntan superjazz shoes for jazz; 
                         Specific jazz shoes will be required for performance
Optional:           Pink or black print skirt; pink dance sweater;
Senior Performing Arts (Grades 9 -- 12)
Required:         Black leotard with pink or suntan tights
                         OR black studio tee with black studio "dance" shorts;
                         Jazzy tan ballet shoes with elastics for ballet (Bodywrappers #246);
                         Black/white Leo tap oxfords for tap (no staccato taps);
                         Black jazz oxfords, suntan superjazz shoes for jazz;
                         Specific jazz shoes will be required for performance.
Optional:           Pink or black print skirt; pink dance sweater;
Preschool "Boys Club" (Ages 3 - 4)
Required:          White t-shirt, white polo, or "Boys Club" shirt;
                          Black pants or shorts;
                          Black ballets with elastics or black jazz oxfords.
Primary & Intermediate "Boys Club" (Kindergarten - Grade 6)
Required:          White t-shirt, white polo, or "Boys Club" shirt;
                          Black pants or shorts;
                          Black jazz oxfords; black tap oxfords.
Junior & Senior "Boys Club" (Grade 5 - 12)
Required:          White t-shirt, white polo, or "Boys Club" shirt;
                          Black pants or shorts;
                          Black jazz oxfords; black tap oxfords.
Jazz 1-2-3-4 (Grades 1 -- 4)
Required:          Any color leotard and tights or BHD shirt and "dance" shorts;
                          Ballet shoes with elastics or jazz oxfords;
                          (Dyed ballets or jazz oxfords may be required for performance.)
Jazz 5-6 (Grades 5 -- 6)
Required:          Any color leotard and tights or BHD shirt and "dance" shorts;
                          Ballet shoes with elastics or jazz oxfords may be worn in class;
                          (Dyed ballets or jazz oxfords may be required for performance.)
Techno or Power Jazz (Grades 7 -- 12)
Required:          Black leotard and pink or suntan tights
                          OR black BHD tee and black "dance" shorts;
                          Ballet shoes with elastics, jazz oxfords, or tan superjazz may be worn in class;
                          (Jazz oxfords, superjazz, or sandasoles may be required for performance.)
Hip Hop Jazz (Grades 1 -- 12)
Required:          Any color leotard and tights or BHD shirt and "dance" shorts;
                          Ballet shoes with elastics or jazz oxfords may be worn in class;
                          (Jazz oxfords may be required for performance.)
Acrobatics (Tumbling) (Grades 1 - 12)
Required:         Any color leotard and suntan tights or BHD shirt and "dance" shorts;
                          Ballet shoes with elastics or jazz oxfords may be worn in class;
                          (Jazz oxfords or superjazz may be required for performance.)
Partnerting (Inventational)
Required:         Girls: Any color cotton leotard bike shorts;
                          Boys: Cotton shirt tucked in with cotton pants;
                          (Jazz oxfords or superjazz may be required for performance.)
Lyrical (Grades 4 -- 12)
Required:          Black leotard and suntan ankle tights;  Foot Undeez (Pirouettes for Adv Lyrical)
Optional:            Pink, black, or print skirt.
Classical (Grades 4 -- 12)
Required:          Black leotard and pink regular or convertable tights;
                           Pink ballet shoes with correctly sewn elastics;
Optional:            Pink, black, or print skirt.
PrePointe (Grades 4 -- 6)

Required:          Black leotard and pink regular or convertable tights;
                           Pink ballet shoes with correctly sewn ribbons;
Optional:            Pink, black, or print skirt.

Pointe (Grades 5 -- 12)
Required:          Black leotard and pink regular or convertable tights;
                           Pink pointe shoes with correctly sewn ribbons;
Optional:            Pink, black, or print skirt.
DANCE CAMP (Grades K -- 12)
Required:          Appropriate comfortable dance clothes;
                           Dance shoes appropriate to the age of the dancers.
Student Leadership Program (Grades 5 -- 12)
Required:          Girls:  Black leotard; pink tights; appropriate shoes for the class;
                            Boys:  Dance logo shirt; black pants; appropriate shoes for the class;
Dance Team (Invitational)
Required:            BHD tank or tee; "Magic" shorts; suntan superjazz;
                             Additional requirements based on the dances of the season.

 

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