When you’re dancing it’s always important to look the part, especially if you’re part of a troupe. Here we’ve got some general advice on what you should be looking for depending on whether you’re in a dancing/training environment or an actual performance.
Lessons begin with a warm-up at the bar, gradually developing according to the dancer’s level. For this, we recommend additional clothing to keep the muscles warm (wrap-over top, leg-warmers). Because your teacher will need to see the movements of the body to correct them, we recommend a leotard for greater freedom of movement. Some leotards feature a short skirt; your teacher will tell you if this is required.
The ideal classical dance outfit for a beginner consists of a leotard, wrap over top and leg warmers, tights and shoes. The leotard should have or not have a skirt, as the school/teacher requires.
For all the little girls who dream of being like princesses, what better than to dress up as one for a performance? Ballets from the great classical repertoire, such as Swan Lake, will require a classical tutu. Some specific performances will require more specific clothes but we can’t know what those will be.