Dance Lessons Attire

October 18, 2014 by
Filed Under: Blog, Dancing Tips


Dance lessons attire and clothingAs the Office Manager, I get a lot of questions from clients about what to wear to dance lessons, including what type of footwear they should be practicing in.

Well, in my best opinion, I would tell you to come wearing what you feel comfortable in, all the while keeping in mind what kind of dance you will be learning, so here are a couple general rules to follow for what to wear:

  1. Don’t wear anything that could lead to “oopsy-daisies.” This means that you should be wearing things that protect anything you do not feel comfortable exposing from popping out of where it should typically be. This is your time to shine and have fun, which means we don’t want to be distracted by having a “Janet Jackson” moment.
  2. If you are dancing to something that you know will be a little more cardio-concentrated (for example: Salsa dance lessons), be aware that you might get a tad sweaty. Think work out fabrics if you think this will be the case.
  3. Wear things that you can, you guessed it, move around in. This is key to having a comfortable dance practice. You don’t want to be wearing something that is suffocating you or too tight. If you’re taking wedding dance lessons, as the date gets closer, be sure to start practicing in the practice skirts we provide.
  4. In terms of shoes, make sure that they’re shoes that are comfortable if you’re a beginner. In this case, I recommend tennis shoes, flats or low heels for the ladies and sneakers or dress shoes for the men. If, however, you’re learning for your wedding first dance, start wearing your shoes you will wear on the big day as you get closer to the date.
  5. Anything can work as long as you’re comfortable and know what you like. I’ve seen people come practice in work clothes, fancy dresses, yoga pants, jeans, the whole mish mash. So, know that the most important thing is that you are comfortable.

Article by Bella Ballroom Office Manager, Shelby.