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.
+ 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.
+ 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.
+ 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.
+ 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.
+ 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.