Our newest art form in the Atlanta Music Education family is dance. Mr. Jacob and Ms. Jenn both are building such a great dance curriculum for their private and group lesson students. We know all our families are wondering what are the best ways to dress for dance for our little boys and girls. We’ve gone ahead and listed our favorite dancing uniform favorites.
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A note about sizing: When looking at leotards, Ms. Jenn recommends treating their sizing like a bathing suit. Ms. Jenn also says to double check ballet slipper shoe charts because they tend to run small.
Mr. Jacob recommends black shorts and a white shirt with dance shoes for all the little boys
Arshiner Girls Ruffle Sleeve Ballet Dance Dress Tutu Skirted Leotard
This adorable leotard is a standard leotard with a little bit of glam on the skirt. Skirts are standard on leotards for younger dancers. The Arshiner leotard comes in 6 different colors for whatever color your little dancer loves most.
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Your dancer will love every minute of wearing Capezio’s Daisy ballet shoe. The leather shoe features a lightly padded footbed, suede sole for ultimate flexibility, and a pre-attached elastic strap keeps her foot snug and in place. Double check the size chart so you pick the best one for your ballerina.
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These dance tights come in a variety of colors to best fit your child’s skin tone. Tights are required when also wearing a leotard for dance class. Here’s our favorite pair.
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Bloch Dance Ballet Hair Accessories Kit
Nothing is more distracting in dance class than hair in your face. Ms. Jenn told us her favorite hair kit for on the go and at home dancing. You can pick a kit that best fir s your dancer’s hair color.
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Boys Dance! Book by American Ballet Theatre
This is one of Ms. Jenn and Mr. Jacob’s favorite children’s books. They love to share this story with anyone who loves to dance! Mr. Jacob reminds all his students with this story that dance is for boys too! All our little dancers love this story.
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Bunheads by Misty Copeland and Illustrated by Setor Fiadzibgey
This illustrated children’s book is for all of our little ballerinas! The book is loved by our dance teachers and we know your children would enjoy this.
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STELLE Leather Jazz Slip-On Dance Shoes for Girls Boys Toddler Kid (12ML, Black)
We recommend these slip-on dance shoes to all of our little dancers who want to jazz up their dance lessons. The shoes are constructed of premium leather that is breathable, soft, and durable.
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A Child’s Introduction to Ballet : The Stories, Music, and Magic of Classical Dance (A Child’s Introduction Series)
This book is a great introduction to ballet for children! Featuring twenty-five famous and beloved pieces such as Swan Lake,The Nutcracker, Peter and the Wolf and Fancy Free, these stories bring iconic performances to life, and inspire readers to listen and dance along to the music that has made them enduring classics. Woven into these tales is a captivating history of ballet, filled with information and profiles of the world’s greatest dancers, choreographers, and composers. Young readers will also enjoy fun facts and dancing how-tos all while listening to excerpts of classical music. Also included is a removable, fold-out poster depicting the five positions of ballet.
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The PlumBand Stretch Band for Dance and Ballet – Colors and Sizes for Kids & Adults – Improve Your Splits, Strength, and Flexibility with Stretching (Rose Pink, Small)
The top-rated stretch band for dancers. It’s a strong, elastic stretch band made from one continuous loop of premium grade natural rubber with the perfect thickness and resistance for the strength and flexibility training required in ballet and dance. And its loop design lets you focus on position and proper technique while stretching with your arms and upper body free.
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Bloch Girls Bootie Warm Up Boot/Slipper, Candy Pink
Perfect for keeping feet warm around the house! They are designed to wear to class or between rehearsals and performances. It is 100% Polyester filling offer exceptional warmth. The shoes have a cushioned heel for extreme comfort and nylon shell and mudguard for strength and protection
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