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 a t-shirt and black "dance" shorts)
  • Optional pink and/or black dance skirt; optional pink dance sweater
  • Pink or 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 a t-shirt and black "dance" shorts)
  • Optional pink and/or black dance skirt
  • 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)
Senior Performing Arts (Grades 9–12)
  • Black leotard (or a t-shirt and black "dance" shorts)
  • Optional pink and/or black dance skirt
  • Light suntan tights (Capezio 14 or Capezio 1816/1916)
  • Black & white tap oxfords (Leo 3004 Giordano Spectators)
  • 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 for class (NO sweatpants, sweatshirts or loose clothing)
  • Tan or black superjazz shoes (Bloch S0401)
Senior Hip Hop (Grades 9–12)
  • Appropriate dancewear for class (NO sweatpants, sweatshirts or loose clothing)
  • Tan or black superjazz shoes (Bloch S0401)
  • Girls wear black Balera glitter boots for performance; boys wear black superjazz shoes
Acro (Tumbling) (Grades 1–12)
  • Black leotard and light suntan tights (or a t-shirt and "dance" 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
  • Pink or light suntan tights (Capezio 14 or Capezio 1816/1916)
  • Any ballet shoes appropriate for class
Pointe (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)
  • Any style of ballet shoes for class
Team (Invitational)
  • BHD pink "Dance Magic Dancer" shirt and black "dance" shorts
  • Light suntan 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 black 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 Pre-K–12)

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

 

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