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 for use on our specialty non slip dance surfaces.
Dance Dresses-any solid color for Pink and Purple levels only; NO dresses for ACRO, Blue or above levels. Leotard-ANY solid/multi color with embellishments, multi colored solids fine too, PRETTY is best!
LEOTARDS for 2021-2022: dancers are encouraged to wear the color of their level for fun! SDA has logo attire in each levels color for: PINK, PURPLE, BLUE and GREEN levels!
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 Purple, Blue and above levels. (please no gym shorts or jean shorts)
BALLET SHOES-pink leather for Pink and Purple levels, pink or flesh canvas for Blue, Green 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. BARE FEET- for contemporary for Purple, Blue, Green and Silver.
Pink and Purple 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. BLUE and GREEN 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 Preschool and Primary. 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!
Miss Claire made a trip to the dance stores to provide this info, should you wish to buy local and get correct colors! PINK and PURPLE levels may be able to get basic attire right at SDA! PINK LEVEL Ballet shoe preferences~ Capezio Lily (Vera Nova) or Eurotard Child Passe (Diana’s) BOYS – Capezio Lily in white or Capezio Hanami in white (Vera Nova)
PURPLE, BLUE, GREEN and SILVER LEVEL Ballet shoe preferences~ Bloch Performa (Diana’s) BOYS - Capezio Hanami canvas shoe in white (Vera Nova and Diana’s)
PURPLE, BLUE, GREEN and SILVER Jazz Shoes~ Capezio E-Series EJ2 in tan (Vera Nova) Capezio Hanami Wonder in tan (Diana’s)
PINK LEVEL Tap shoes~ Capezio 3800 Mary Jane in tan (Vera Nova) Capezio 356 Shuffle Tap in tan (Vera Nova) BOYS – Capezio Tic Tap Toe in black (Diana’s) only boys wear black at SDA~
PURPLE and BLUE LEVEL Tap shoes~ Bloch Tap-On in tan (Diana’s) BOYS – Capezio Fluid Tap in black OR Capezio Cadence Tap in black (Vera Nova)
GREEN and SILVER LEVELS Tap shoes~ Capezio Jr. Footlight in tan (Vera Nova and Diana’s)
CONTEMPORARY~ bare feet/socks
Pink Tights~ Capezio Light Pink (Vera Nova and Diana’s) Bloch Pink or So Danca Pink (Diana’s)
Tan Tights~ Capezio Light Suntan (Vera Nova and Diana’s) So Danca Caramel (Diana’s)