Dress for Success in Dance Class

For a complete line of dancewear, we recommend The Theatrical Shop at 145 5th Street in Valley Junction, West Des Moines. The TShop has 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)
  • Pink or black leotard (optional short dance skirt)
  • Pink tights (Capezio #14)
  • Pink ballet shoes (Capezio #205) with elastics
Dancette Combination (Kindergarten)
  • Pink or black leotard (optional short dance skirt)
  • Pink tights (Capezio #14)
  • Pink ballet shoes (Capezio #205) with elastics
  • White tap shoes (Capezio #625) with elastics
Primary Combination (Grades 1–3)
  • Black leotard (optional short dance skirt)
  • Pink tights (Capezio #14 or Capezio #1816/1916)
  • Pink ballet shoes (Capezio #205) with elastics
  • White tap shoes (Capezio #625) with elastics
Intermediate Combination (Grades 4–6)
  • Black leotard (or BHD t-shirt and black "dance" shorts)
  • Optional pink and/or black dance skirt; optional pink dance sweater
  • Light suntan tights (Capezio #14 or Capezio #1816/1916)
  • Caramel Mary Jane tap shoes (Capezio #3800)
  • Jazzy tan ballet shoes with elastics (Body Wrappers #246)
Junior Performing Arts (Grades 7–8)
  • Black leotard (or BHD t-shirt and black "dance" shorts)
  • Optional pink and/or black dance skirt; optional pink dance sweater
  • Light suntan tights (Capezio #14 or Capezio #1816/1916)
  • Caramel Mary Jane tap shoes (Capezio #3800)
  • Jazzy tan ballet shoes with elastics (Bodywrappers #246)
Senior Performing Arts (Grades 9–12)
  • Black leotard (or BHD t-shirt and black "dance" shorts)
  • Optional pink and/or black dance skirt; optional pink dance sweater
  • Light suntan tights (Capezio #14 or Capezio #1816/1916)
  • Black & white tap oxfords (Leo #3004 Spectator flat tap oxfords)
  • Jazzy tan ballet shoes with elastics (Body Wrappers #246)
  • Red lipstick is required in class!
Preschool "Boys Club" (Ages 3–4)
  • White t-shirt (or BHD "Boys Club" shirt)
  • Black pants or shorts
  • Black ballets with elastics
Primary, Intermediate, Junior & Senior "Boys Club" (Kindergarten–Grade 12)
  • White t-shirt (or BHD "Boys Club" shirt)
  • Black pants or shorts
  • Black tap oxfords
  • Black jazz oxfords or superjazz shoes (Bloch #S0401)
Boys Hip Hop (Grades 1–4)
  • White t-shirt (or BHD "Boys Club" shirt)
  • Black pants or shorts
  • Black jazz oxfords (specific shoes will be required for performance)
Jazz 1-2-3-4-5-6 (Grades 1–6)
  • Black leotard and light suntan/pink tights (or a t-shirt and bike shorts)
  • Any ballet or jazz shoes (specific shoes will be required for performance)
Techno & Power Jazz (Grades 7–12)
  • Black leotard (or BHD shirt and bike shorts)
  • Light suntan tights (Capezio #14 or Capezio #1816/1916)
  • Jazzy tan ballet shoes with elastics (Body Wrappers #246)
Primary & Intermediate Hip Hop (Grades 1–6)
  • Black leotard and light suntan/pink tights (or a t-shirt and bike shorts)
  • Any ballet or jazz shoes (specific shoes will be required for performance)
Junior Hip Hop (Grades 7–8)
  • Appropriate dancewear may be worn in class (NO sweatpants, sweatshirts or loose clothing)
  • Tan or black superjazz shoes (Bloch #S0401)
Senior Hip Hop (Grades 9–12)
  • Appropriate dancewear may be worn in class (NO sweatpants, sweatshirts or loose clothing)
  • Tan or black superjazz shoes (Bloch #S0401)
  • Girls will wear black Balera glitter boots for performance; boys wear black superjazz shoes
Acro (Tumbling) (Grades 1–12)
  • Black leotard and light suntan tights (or BHD shirt and bike shorts)
  • Any ballet or jazz shoes (grades 4 and up must wear superjazz shoes)
Lyrical (Grades 4–12)
  • Black leotard and a short dance skirt
  • Light suntan or pink tights (Capezio #14 or Capezio #1816/1916)
  • Any ballet shoes appropriate for class
Pointe & PrePointe (Grades 5–12)
  • Black leotard and a short dance skirt
  • Pink tights (Capezio #14 or Capezio #1816/1916)
  • Pink pointe shoes (if approved) with pink ribbons, or pink ballet shoes with correctly-sewn elastics
Classical Ballet (Grades 4–12)
  • Black leotard and a short dance skirt
  • Pink tights (Capezio #14 or Capezio #1816/1916)
  • Pink ballet shoes with correctly-sewn elastics
Team (Invitational)
  • BHD pink "Dance Magic Dancer" shirt and black "dance" shorts
  • Light suntan or pink tights (Capezio #14 or Capezio #1816/1916)
  • Jazzy tan ballet shoes with elastics (Body Wrappers #246)
  • Additional requirements based on the dances of the season

Student Leadership Program (Grades 5–12)

Student leaders must follow the same or similar dress code for the respective class(es) they help.

For Combination:

  • BHD pink "Dance Magic Dancer" shirt and black "dance" shorts
  • A short dance skirt (for Preschool through Primary)
  • Pink tights (Capezio #14 or Capezio #1816) (for Preschool through Primary)
  • Light suntan tights (Capezio #14 or Capezio #1816) (for Intermediate and up)
  • Tap and ballet shoes from the student leader's main class

For Boys Club:

  • BHD blue "Dance Magic Dancer" shirt and black gym shorts (or pants)
  • Tap and jazz shoes from the student leader's main class

For Jazz, Hip Hop and Acro (Grades 1-6):

  • BHD pink "Dance Magic Dancer" shirt and black "dance" shorts
  • Light suntan or pink tights
  • Tan or black superjazz shoes

For Lyrical and Pointe:

  • Same dress code as the class

DANCE CAMP (Grades K–12)

  • Appropriate, comfortable dance clothes
  • Dance shoes appropriate to the age of the dancer

 

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