Tips to dress for different dance classes

Tips to dress for different dance classes
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Every style of dance has a dress code and while most classes are fairly relaxed, you still need to buy activity-specific clothes for most kinds of dance. They don’t have to be expensive, but they do have to fit well and allow you to move easily.

Ballet

+ Most adult classes require a leotard.

+ If you want some more layers, start with basic additional pieces for ballet such as legwarmers and a dance skirt.

+ You can also add a fitted sweater.

+ Most instructors will allow fitted tops, leggings, or pants; however, it’s a good idea to ask first.


Modern

+ Yoga pants and tank tops or sports bra tops are the standard way to go.

+ Hoodies and long sleeve shirts make good cover-ups.

+ You’ll end up barefoot, but you might want to warm up in socks.

Hip Hop

+ Baggier clothes are often the rule.

+ Sweatpants are okay, as long as they aren’t too heavy.

+ Wear shoes with some flexibility.

+ Dance sneakers are the best, but some cross training shoes work almost as well.

+ You can layer tops for warmth.


Ballroom

+ You can practice in simple exercise clothes, but if you do certain kinds of ballroom dance, you’ll want to make sure you have a skirt to practice with.

+ You can find them online through dance wear stores.


Zumba

+ This is the most relaxed dance dress code. Everything from gym attire to cargo pants and all kinds of tops will usually be acceptable .

+ make sure you can move freely in whatever you pick and that it’s not too hot.

+ Sneakers make great footwear for Zumba.

For most dance classes, you probably already have the basics in your closet and if not, you don’t have to spend a fortune to be comfortable.


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