What to Wear for Classes & Where to Get It
HAIR : pulled back away from the face; pony tail preferred for long hair
JEWELRY : keep to a minimum; no long necklaces or earrings
ATTIRE : stretchy clothes; body movements should be seen (nothing too baggy)
- Kids ages 2-7 should wear leotards to assure that there are no clothing distractions
Leotards can be purchased at Target or Discount Dance Supply
- Stretchy pants/capris/shorts/tops are appropriate for older kids and adults in any dance class.
- Absolutely NO jeans, skirts, dresses, or large tutus will be permitted during dance class, as they can hinder movement. The goal is to be able to move easily, and for the dance instructor see your dance movements.
SHOES : Appropriate dance shoes should always be worn during dance class; DO NOT WEAR DANCE CLASS SHOES OUTDOORS!
- The preferred vendor for dance shoes is Discount Dance Supply located in La Mesa, CA. Tap Fever students may receive a 10% discount on any purchase. See Larisa for a coupon.
- Toddler tap & ballet shoes can also be purchased from Payless for a reasonable price.
- The Capezio store at UTC mall is also an option for dance shoes.
- If you don’t have dance shoes for your first class at Tap Fever: ballet portions may be done barefoot, and tap shoes may be rented for $3 each time.
BEING PREPARED FOR DANCE CLASS
Having a DANCE BAG is the best way to ensure that you’re ready for dance class. As long as you grab your dance bag before walking out the door, there should be no worries about forgetting something crucial.
Every DANCE BAG should include the following:
- fitted cotton shirt
- stretchy pants or shorts
- extra pair of socks
- leotard + tights (for kids)
- dance shoes
- hair brush or comb
- hair elastic/bobby pins/barrettes
- water bottle
- sticker book (for ages 2-8)
Storage of Personal Items
There are designated shelves in the dance studio for the storage of all dance bags and other personal items during dance class. Our goal is to keep the dance floor as clear as possible.
Parents & Guests:
- Visitors may watch class from outside the dance studio. Unfortunately, having family/guests inside the dance room can be a distraction for many students and it raises the overall volume of the room.
- If a child isn’t ready to “potty” on their own, parents must be available to assist.
- If arriving late, please get ready for dance class in the back room to avoid distraction.
- There is a waiting room adjacent the rear dance studio where visitor can relax, read dance magazines, talk, or watch class on television via a remote camera set in the studio.
- Arrive 5 minutes early for dance class
- Young students should use the bathroom before dance class starts
- Store personal items on shelves (rather than the floor)
- Turn cell phone to silent mode
- If you need to pass through the dance studio during a dance class, walk around the back edge of the room. The goal is to avoid blocking other students’ view or to create a distraction.