What are Ballet Lessons?: Ballet is known as the most formal and disciplined style of dance. Most of the children’s ballet classes are focussed on creative movement but additionally they have structured exercises and movements.
What are Ballet Lessons?:
Ballet is known as the most formal and disciplined style of dance. Most of the children’s ballet classes are focussed on creative movement but additionally they have structured exercises and movements.
Children have opportunity to discover their own creativity, their body and its abilities as well as they are taught
specific ballet terminology and technique by the teacher.
For ballet class, proper attire is one of the most important prerequisites. Almost in every school students taking ballet classes are required to dress properly so the teacher can see the execution of their movement, step or position clearly. Some schools will tell you exactly what should be worn. So firstly it can be helpful to check with the school at which your daughter has just enrolled if they have a set school uniform, any recommendations for uniform, or it is entirely up to you what to put your child in. Your teacher will be able to help you with this. However, if you are reading this article because your dance studio doesn’t have a specific dress code or you are not informed about the clothing and you need ideas for the long term not just for a first trial class, you can find here some useful ideas that we put together for you based on fairly similar dance attire requirements of different dance studios.
First of all, what your child is wearing to his/her first ballet class should be nonrestrictive but snug fitting rather than lose. Because the purpose of tight fitting clothes is for the teacher to see exactly what the students’ bodies are doing. We suggest for girls to wear a leotard and tights but any comfortable clothing they can stretch and leap in is also fine like leggings and a tight-fitting top. Mostly, little girls want to wear ballet clothes anyway, they feel like real ballerinas in classical ballet clothes. If your child wants to wear a leotard with an attached tutu, let her wear it but just bring a second option of clothing in her bag for the case that the teacher mentions it is not a good clothing choice for that day’s lesson plan or alternatively put her leotard with tutu in her dance bag and change your child into it if all the other kids are wearing theirs when you get to the lesson. For boys, shorts or leggings and a snug-fitting singlet or t-shirt would be good choices.
Ballet slippers can be costly so if you don’t know yet if your child is going to like ballet lessons, they can wear barefeet or socks for the trial lesson.
If you do own some ballet clothing staples, the following are some suitable options for a children’s ballet lesson that you can choose from:
Ballet pink tights
Solid color leotard
Pink ballet slippers
And of course long hair should be in a bun! If you want to learn how to make a ballet bun, you can check our blog article on this topic. If you don’t have the materials needed, ponytail or plait hair would be also acceptable for first lesson.
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White t-shirt or singlet tucked into
Black leggings or tights
Black or white ballet slippers
Hair: off the face, if long pulled back into a ponytail
We also have some simple ideas you can choose from your child’s closet for a first ballet lesson, if you don not own any specific ballet clothing staple:
Long sleeved t-shirt
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