Dancewear Requirements


2020-2021 Shoe and Dancewear Requirements (Recreational Classes)


Dancewear & Dance Shoes can be purchased at:

iHeart Dancewear, 4275 Arthur Kill Road, SI, NY 10309 (718) 984-3909

Please write your child’s name inside all shoes and dancewear


Pre- Ballet:

*Pink basic full sole Ballet Slippers by Bloch

*Leotard and Tights (skirts or tutus optional) any color

*Hair must be worn in a ponytail or bun, away from the face


Ballet & Tap Combo Classes:

*Pink basic full sole Ballet Slippers by Bloch

*Black Patent Leather Tap Shoes with Ribbon Tie. Capezio, SoDancer or Bloch brands recommended

*Leotard and Tights (skirts/tutus optional) any color

*Hair must be worn in a ponytail or bun, away from the face


Ballet, Tap & Jazz Combo Classes:

*Pink Split Sole Ballet Slippers by Bloch (style# 208)

*Tan Bloch Mary Jane Tap Shoes

*Tan Jazz Neoflex Booties by Bloch Style# S0495 recommended

*Leotard and Tights (skirts/tutus/dance shorts optional) any color

*Hair must be worn in a bun, away from the face

*Students should always have kneepads in class


Tap & Jazz Combo Classes:

*Tan Jazz Neoflex Booties by Bloch Style# S0495 recommended

*Tan Split Sole Lace-Up Tap Shoe Bloch (style #S0388L)

*Leotard and tights, dance shorts or pants will be allowed over tights (any color)

*Hair should be away from the face and worn in a bun or ponytail

*Students should always have kneepads in class 


Lyrical & Contemporary Classes: 

*Capezio Pirouette Style#H061 Nude Canvas

*Leotard (any color) and Stirrup Tights by Bodywrappers in Suntan (dance shorts/pants optional)

*Hair must be worn in a bun away from the face

*Students should always have kneepads in class


Hip Hop Classes:

*Regular sneakers. Specific sneakers will be assigned to each class later in the year based on costume.

*Flexible dance pants or sweat pants and a fitted tank top or leotard.

(boys can wear T-shirts)

*Hair must be worn in a ponytail away from the face

*Students should always have kneepads in class


Acro & Modern Classes:

*Students will take class barefoot

*Leotard or biketard, dance shorts/pants will be allowed over leotard

*Hair should be away from the face and worn in a low bun


RDS COMPANY Shoe and Dancewear Requirements

 *All company students are required to purchase Kneepads
*Hair should always be away from the face and worn in a BUN
*Students must be in the correct attire in order to participate

SHOES:

Lyrical/Contemporary & Technique – Capezio Pirouette Style#H061 in Nude Canvas
Jazz – Shoes will be determined once costumes are chosen.
Contemporary or existing jazz shoes can be worn until then.
Hip- Hop - Regular sneakers. (Specific sneakers will be assigned later in the year based on costume)
Ballet - Pink Split Sole Ballet Slippers by Bloch (style# 208)
Tap - Bloch split sole lace up taps (style #S0388L) (any color is acceptable until costumes are chosen.
If dancers need new shoes now, Tan are suggested as they are easier to spray if black is later needed.)

ATTIRE:
Contemporary & Technique - 
Black Leotard or Sports Bra & Dance Shorts/pants. Bodywrappers Suntan stirrup tights
Jazz & Hip-Hop
- Black Leotard or Sports Bra & Dance Shorts/pants. Suntan colored tights by
Bodywrappers (convertible or stirrup) Sweat Pants can be worn for Hip-Hop
Ballet
-  Black leotard and Pink footed tights,  Black or pink skirt optional 
Tap
-  Black leotard and Pink or Tan footed tights, Shorts/pants optional 
Acro
- Students will take class barefoot Leotard or Sports Bra & Dance Shorts/pants
Modern -  Students will take class barefoot Black Leotard or Sports Bra & Dance Shorts/pants.
Suntan colored stirrup tights by Bodywrappers

BOYS SHOES:
Ballet
- Black Canvas split sole Ballet slippers (Bloch #208 recommended
Lyrical/Contemporary & Technique - Danshuz Half Sole in Nude
Jazz
- Shoes will be determined once costumes are chosen. Contemporary or existing jazz shoes can be worn until then.
Tap - Black Bloch split sole lace up taps (style #S0388L)
Hip-Hop
- Regular sneakers for Hip-Hop until further notice

BOYS ATTIRE:
Black tight fitting shirt, Black shorts. Sweat Pants will ONLY be allowed for Hip Hop.