Wear This to Ballet Class

By on May 12, 2014

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Here’s my complete guide of what your teacher would really like you to wear to ballet class!

Primary Division

Shoes

Theatricals Child Professional Leather Full Sole Ballet SlipperThis full-sole leather shoe encourages beginning students to develop foot strength and dexterity.  The pre-sewn elastic strap eliminates students from arriving to class with their shoes unprepared.

Leotards

Theatricals Child Short Sleeve Dance DressThis simple, yet beautiful, dress comes in a variety of colors to meet studio dress codes.  The skirt is attached so teachers will not have to stop class to help students re-tie their skirt.  Class movements and combinations can incorporate students holding their skirt while they dance.

Theatricals Child Camisole LeotardThis fully-lined leotard comes in a variety of colors to meet studio dress codes.  The straps are adjustable so it can fit each student snugly, limiting distraction from class time.

Tights

Capezio Child Ultra Soft Footed TightYoung students sensory sensitivity will not be bothered by this ultra-soft tight so they can fully concentrate on their dance class.

Accessories

Theatricals Child Sheer Pull-On SkirtThe student can put on and adjust this skirt by themselves.

Eurotard Child Wrap SweaterThis classic ballet sweater keeps the student warm and allows the teacher to see and correct proper placement and technique.

Intermediate Division

Shoes

Theatricals Neoprene Arch Leather Split-Sole Ballet SlipperThis shoe’s neoprene insert hugs the arch of the student’s foot so the teacher can see proper technique.  The split-sole gives the dancer a greater range of motion and more shoe flexibility.  This shoe has no drawstring so class time will not be disturbed tucking and tying strings.  The pre-sewn elastic strap eliminates students from arriving to class with their shoes unprepared.

Leotards

Theatricals Camisole LeotardThis fully-lined leotard comes in a variety of colors to meet studio dress codes.  The straps are adjustable so it can fit each student snugly, limiting distraction from class time.

Theatricals Pinch Front Tank LeotardThis leotard comes in a variety of colors to meet studio dress codes.  The styling gives students a polished and professional look.

Tights

Theatricals Convertible TightsThe soft material of this tight stretches to fit each student.  No more baggy knees and ankles while dancing.  Pre-pointe and pointe students can access their feet to tape toes and students can fold these tights to make them footless and easily go from one dance class style to another.

Accessories

Eurotard Child Wrap SweaterThis classic ballet sweater keeps the student warm and allows the teacher to see and correct proper placement and technique.

Bloch Adult Wrap Cardigan  - This classic ballet sweater keeps the student warm and allows the teacher to see and correct proper placement and technique.

Mirella Chiffon Wrap SkirtThis traditional matte skirt maintains clean classic lines on the student and allows the teacher to see and correct proper placement and technique.

Body Wrappers 27″, 36″, and 48″ Stirrup LegwarmersThis stirrup legwarmer helps the dancer maintain a good grip on the floor while keeping their legs warm.  Teachers will not have to worry about dancers slipping on their legwarmers while they are dancing. 

Advanced Division

Shoes

Theatricals Adult Neoprene Arch Leather Split-Sole Ballet SlipperThis shoe’s neoprene insert hugs the dancer’s foot, accentuating their arch.  The split-sole gives the dancer comfort and mobility and the durable leather will last through long classes and rehearsals.

Sansha Adult Unisex #1 Pro Canvas Split-Sole Ballet Slipper - This classic canvas shoe provides comfort and flexibility.  This shoe is especially good for dancers with wide feet.

Leotards

Theatricals Camisole LeotardThis leotard comes in a variety of colors to meet studio dress codes.  The adjustable straps will ensure a nice fit on each student.

Theatricals Pinch Front Tank LeotardThis leotard comes in a variety of colors to meet studio dress codes.  The elegant styling gives students a polished and professional look.

Tights

Theatricals Convertible TightsThe soft material of this tight stretches to fit each student.  No more baggy knees and ankles while dancing.  Pointe students can easily access their feet to tape toes and students can fold these tights to make them footless so they can easily go from one dance class style to another.

Accessories

Bloch Adult Wrap Cardigan  - This classic ballet sweater keeps the student warm and allows the teacher to see and correct proper placement and technique.

Mirella Chiffon Wrap SkirtThis traditional matte skirt maintains clean classic lines on the student and still allows the teacher to see and correct their proper placement and technique.

Sansha Adult Rehearsal TutuThis rehearsal tutu works well for partnering classes, pas de deux rehearsals, and variation rehearsals.  Studios could use these tutus for informal student showcases and performances..

Body Wrappers 27″, 36″, and 48″ stirrup legwarmers - This stirrup legwarmer allows the dancer to maintain a good grip on the floor in their dance shoes while keeping their legs warm.  Teachers will not have to worry about dancers slipping on their legwarmers while they are dancing. 

 

About Lana

Lana Brooks is a mother of two and certified in the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum. She is currently a ballet instructor at Southland Ballet Academy with over 10 years of professional performing experience and 10 years of teaching experience. Ms. Brooks' students have been finalists and semi-finalists in Youth American Grand Prix, LA Music Center Spotlight Awards, and the Orange County Performing Arts Center "Stars of Tomorrow" competitions and some have gone on to dance in ballet companies nationwide. She has received extensive training from the Orange County Performing Arts Center "From the Center" program for community and student outreach and has helped develop assembly programs that bring dance and arts education to Southern California schools.

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