Shoe Requirement & Dance Attire
The shoe requirements listed below are for dancers in our full school year program that will be participating in our spring recital. Classes that do not conclude with a recital (summer session and 8 week sessions during the school year) are not required to have a specific color for shoes. Dancers in session classes that do not conclude with a recital will need the same types of shoes listed below for each age group but can wear any color. Please let us know if you have any questions.
All shoes and dancewear are available at Woodbury Dance Center in our dance boutique. Discounts are given during special “Back to Dance Sale” dates & times prior to each session starting
Tiny tots – Pink ballet slippers (black for boys).
Hip Hop & Tap –
Ages 4 to 5 white tie tap shoes and clean tennis shoes.*
Ages 5 to 7 tan strappy tap shoes. Clean tennis shoes.*
*Dancers will be required to purchase new hip hop shoes through WDC for recital
Preschool – Kindergarten – Pink ballet slippers and white tie tap shoes (black tap and ballet shoes for boys).
1st – 2nd graders – Pink ballet slippers and tan strappy tap shoes.
3rd – 5th graders – Tan jazz shoes and tan strappy tap shoes.
5th – 7th and
6th – 8th graders – Tan jazz shoes and tan tap shoes.
7th – 9th and
8th – 12th graders – Tan jazz shoes and black jazz taps.
Boys – Black oxford tap shoes and clean tennis shoes for boys only tap/hip hop classes.
Hip Hop – Clean tennis shoes may be worn for class. Dancers in classes including hip hop will be required to purchase black hi top converse shoes with white soles for recitals. They will not be available through WDC. Dancers will need to purchase them through local retail stores.
All dancers in our full school year program that will be participating in our spring recital and classes that do not conclude with a recital (summer session and 8 week sessions during the school year) may wear any type of dance wear to class. There is not a dress code for color or style of dance clothing. Many of the younger dancers wear leotards, tights, skirts, tutus and dance shorts. Some of the older dancers wear leotards, dance shorts, leggings and fitted tank tops. Hip hop dancers may wear comfortable clothing including leggings, dance shorts, sweatpants, fitted tank tops or t-shirts. No jeans please.