need to be in a dark leotard, light colored tights, ballet shoes and
have their hair up. Light colored leotards are a distraction because
they can be seen through and make dancers self-conscious. A leotard
is worn so the teacher can make corrections. If the body is covered
in a big T-shirt, it can't be seen to be corrected. Light colored tights
are worn to see the placement of the legs and feet. If a dancer walks
out of a ballet class with clean tights, they haven't worked in class.
Ballet shoes need to be made of leather or canvas so that the foot can
breathe. Hair is worn up so turns can be executed correctly.
need to be in stretchy clothes. Whether it is a leotard, leggings or
bike shorts, you need to be able to stretch. Legs need to be covered
to keep the muscles warm. Hair should be off the face for turns and
jumps. Jazz shoes should be worn for traction. Again, no oversized T-shirt,
so that the body can be seen.
Terry with world renowned tap dancer Brenda Bufalino
should wear loose fitting clothes and tap shoes with socks, stockings
or tights. No bare feet in the tap shoes. It causes blisters and rots
the tap shoes.
need to be in lightweight clothing that you can move in. Jazz or tennis
shoes should be worn for traction.
Small Children taking tap and ballet
Small children taking tap - Royal blue scoop neck short sleeve leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and black maryjane(buckle) tap shoes.