New to Dance? Read Dance Art's Dancewear FAQs.
If you or your child is starting a new dance class, you will need to know the uniform requirements of the dance school (if any) before you come in to see us to purchase your new dancewear at Dance Art.
Every school has different uniform for different grades and disciplines, here are some answers to our most commonly asked dancewear questions:
Q: I need a leotard, but which style & colour?
A: Your school will tell you if they require a particular colour or style, it can vary according to the grade of the class. Many beginners and junior grades use a pale pink, sleeveless leotard with a gathered (ruche) front. Other colours such as Mulberry, Navy & Black are popular. A cross-over is an option, we supply them in a range of colours to match the leotard & skirt.
Q: What size & style of skirt do we need?
A: For girls Ballet, a chiffon wrap-around or circle skirt to match the leotard is usually required. Other styles of skirt are also available at Dance Art, such as voile skirts for exams and Tap skirts. Sizes range from petite to extra large in children’s & ladies sizes.
Q: Tights – Pink or Tan, Footed or Stirrup?
A: Again, your school will advise but it’s usually footed matte pink tights for Ballet and matte tan for Tap. For Jazz, tights can be matte tan, black or gloss tan in either footed or stirrup styles. You can get a free pair of tan or pink tights at Dance Art every time you spend $70 or more in store with your VIP Card.
Q: Dance Shoes – are they the same sizes as street shoes?
A: No, we always recommend the dancer comes in to see us for a fitting because ballet, jazz & tap dance shoes use a different sizing system from regular street shoes. Always ask your teacher which style your class requires before you come in. Here are just some of the options available:
> Ballet – pink leather shoes in split sole or full sole with elastic and/or ribbon. Available in half sizes and four width fittings.
> Jazz – tan or black leather shoes in split sole or full sole with or without laces.
> Tap – tan or black leather shoes with low heel for beginners or medium heel for more advanced dancers.
Q: What’s the difference between the dance wear at Dance Art and the cheaper versions I have seen in some of the larger retail stores?
A: Simply put, the difference is quality. Dance Art dancewear is competitively priced but made from better fabric and stitching to fit correctly and last longer - we believe you'll be happier with superior Australian-made dancewear from local manufacturers like Energetiks and shoes from the world’s most trusted dancewear label, Bloch.
Q: Do you have dancewear for boys?
A: Of course, we stock a range of dance shoes, pants, shorts & singlets for boys at Dance Art.
If you have any more questions, the team at Dance Art Croydon, Dandenong & Nunawading is always pleased to help. Come in to see us or give us a call, we look forward to hearing from you!