CLASS ATTIRE-all levels NO BLACK SHOES for any SDA classes, they leave excessive black scuff marks on our light gray dance surface.
NEVER buy dance shoes from Target or Walmart; Freestyle brand tap shoes are inferior quality, will chew up any floor they are worn on because the taps are jagged and sharp; plus they will cause cuts on a dancers foot with a misstep.
LEVEL/CLASS specific attire is very important for each dancer to wear; it ensures their best class experience. Dance shoes should ALWAYS be purchased through/from a dance supply retailer ONLY, so they are correct quality and fitted properly for use on our specialty non slip dance floor surfaces.
Dance Dresses-any solid color for Rose and Violet levels only; NO dresses for ACRO, Aqua or above levels. Leotard-ANY solid/multi color with embellishments, multi colored solids fine too, PRETTY is best!
Tights-PINK or TAN tights for all classes. CONVERTIBLE have a pre stitched hole under the foot, which can be rolled up over ankle for bare foot classes (contemporary and ACRO). NO TIGHTS may be worn without shoes on the dance floors, too slippery and dangerous!
Skirts and Shorts- any pull on or wrap dance skirt in any color, solid or print. Solid or print dance style tight fitting shorts may be worn, usually for Violet, Aqua and above levels. (please no gym shorts or jean shorts)
BALLET SHOES-pink leather for Rose and Violet levels, pink or flesh canvas for Aqua, Sage and Silver. TAP SHOES-TAN buckle/velcro strap shoes. NO BLACK TAP, please no Target or Walmart shoes! JAZZ SHOES-TAN SLIP ONS-all levels. NO BLACK JAZZ SHOES PLEASE! BARE FEET- for ACRO and contemporary/modern/lyrical for Violet, Aqua, Sage and Silver.
ROSE and VIOLET Hair: Hair should be pulled up off the face and neck in a PONY TAIL (buns welcome but uncomfortable for tumbling and floor work) or pinned back on the sides for short hair. Top of head should have nothing to poke dancer during a somersault. AQUA and SAGE Hair: BUN, no exceptions, for every class. THANK YOU!
Where to get SDA Preferred Attire and Shoes!
PLEASE DON'T buy shoes from Walmart or Target! NO BLACK SHOES AT SDA! dancers will not be allowed to wear them on our specialty dance surfaces. SHOP LOCAL from a dance supply store-they are experts at shoe fitting and stock approved SDA dance attire!
MASON-VeraNova: 128 E Main St, Mason OH, 45040. (513) 234-0416. www.veranovadancewear.com BLUE ASH-Diana's: 8959 Blue Ash Rd. Cinci, OH 45242. (513) 792-0970. www.dianasdancewear.com
AT SDA (lobby): a small selection dedicated to 1st time dancers and shoe replacement for Rose and Violet. You MUST have an appointment. EMAIL (address below) for an appointment!
ONLINE-DISCOUNT DANCE SUPPLY: www.discountdance.com; click on ‘FIND YOUR CLASS LIST’ enter zip code 45069 and click on ‘DRESS LISTS’ under the name Mary St.Romain, then use teacher code 27292 to credit SDA!
Please be careful purchasing on Ebay or Amazon-NAME BRAND is important to know, dance shoe sizing is not universal and can be tricky, colors may be off. SHOP LOCAL and support our Cincinnati based dance suppliers!