Just like a regular school has its own uniform requirements for kids, the ballet school also needs proper ballet attire. Usually, every ballet school has its own specific requirements. However, there are a few things which are common with every ballet school.
In this article, we will mention some of the most common things you will need for a ballet class as a beginner to ballet dancing.
Ballet shoes are mentioned first in this list because they are the most important thing for a ballet class. These shoes help the dancer move seamlessly on the floor by preventing sticking and sleeping.
Some ballet schools might require you to buy shoes from a specific brand, but a majority of them won’t.
When buying ballet shoes, make sure that they have proper elastic and drawstrings attached to them. Use these safety features when wearing your ballet shoes to prevent them from coming off during practice or performance.
Leotards (For Girls)
Ballet schools require girls to wear leotards during practice and performance. If you have not seen a leotard before, consider it like a single piece swimming/ bathing suit. They are usually made out of stretchy materials, or cotton depending on your preferences.
When buying a leotard for your girl, get in touch with her school and see if they require any specific brand or style.
However, boys are usually required to wear a fitted white shirt. While there are leotards available for boys as well, they aren’t required by many schools.
Tights are also required for a ballet class. Ballet tights are thinner than your regular tights, and let the instructor see the dancers line clearly to support any mistakes. Moreover, ballet tights provide the dancer with more confidence in certain moves.