Get ready for back to school with our handy dance uniform checklists!
If you are feeling confused about what to expect from dance classes or what dancewear to buy, this back-to-dance guide will take the hassle out of preparing your child for class.
Browse our uniform collections to find all the essentials and don’t forget those small accessories that take the stress out of back to school. Here’s everything you need to know about what to bring to ballet class…
Got someone in your house in need of a dance uniform ? Not sure what to get? Our handy uniform checklist is for you! Firstly, before you come to the shop or open up the online store you should check a few things.
1. Did the teacher give you any information regarding dance uniform regulations?
Most ballet/dance teachers have a uniform and they prefer if everybody sticks to it. Browse school uniform collection.
2. What grade or level is your child at?
Bear in mind that dance uniforms can change between grades and levels, so if your child took an exam the previous year they may now require a new uniform. Try and check what level your child is at with a teacher if you’re unsure. If your child is in baby ballet you might have free reign on costume choice but it’s always best to find out for sure.
3. What is the dance teacher’s name, and the name of the dance school?
Teachers can register their dance uniform requirements with Dance World to make life easier for parents and students. As a result, once you know the dance teacher’s name and what level your child is taking, the sales team in Dance World stores can look up the school uniform and help you find it.
MUST HAVE ITEMS:
- Ballet Shoes
- Character Shoes
- Leortad/Skirted Leotard
- Skirt/Character Skirt
- Dance Bag
- Hair Accesories
How to Prepare for Ballet Class
Finding The Right Shoes
Ballet shoes will be the top of the list. It’s really important to buy good quality, dance shoes appropriate to the dance style. Most dance schools provide you with a list of the shoes your child will need.
It’s also important that shoes fit correctly. All Dance World stores have trained shoe fitters, many who are former dancers, who will take the time to make sure your child’s shoes fit correctly.
All dance shoes must have a snug fit. While it’s tempting to buy shoes with ‘room to grow’, loose fitting shoes can be dangerous, as the extra length or width may trip up your child and cause friction and blisters.
Prepare a Dance Bag in advance
Preparing Hair for Ballet
Not sure how to make a bun? These instructions will help you.