This page is to help you come to class prepared! Read through, get inspired, and happy dancing!


Some basics: 

  • Have your hair secured and pulled off of your face
  • No jeans or restricting clothing
  • As it gets colder, it may be tempting to wear your favorite Step N Time hoodie to class, but please be dressed to dance underneath your warm clothes
  • We have tights available for you: footed, footless, and convertible. Please see us if you need some! 


Creative Movement/Dance Kids: Shoes: Pink, leather ballet slippers. Attire: Leotard & tights. Ballet skirts, leg warmers, and ballet sweaters are acceptable as well. 

Ballet/Pointe: Shoes: Pink, canvas ballet slippers or pointe shoes (which can be purchased from Bottoms Up in Okemos, MI). Attire: Leotard & tights. Ballet skirts, leg warmers, and ballet sweaters are acceptable as well. Remember: it is to your benefit to wear appropriate clothing so that your instructor can make proper corrections and be sure that you are using the correct muscles.

Tiny Tap, Level I Tap, Level II Tap: Shoes: Black, u-shell tap shoes. Attire: Leotard & tights are encouraged. Dance pants are also acceptable as long as they do not cover your shoes. Long pants can get under your taps and cause injury.

Level III Tap, Level IV Tap, Level V Tap, Collegiate Tap: Shoes: Black, Bloch tap shoes (available upon request). Attire: Dance clothing that doesn't constrict movement and that allows your instructor to see the lines of your body.

Hip Hop (all levels): Shoes: Clean street shoes/sneakers/combat boots. Attire: These classes have more freedom in terms of dressing, but it is still important to wear dance clothes that allow your instructor to see the lines of your body and be sure that you are moving correctly. 

Jazz (all levels): Shoes: Dark tan, stretch jazz boot. Attire: Leotard & tights. Jazz pants, dance shorts, and appropriate fitting tops are acceptable as well.

Lyrical (all levels): Sole Shields or Dance Paws (available upon request). Attire: Leotard & tights. 

Musical Theatre (all levels): Shoes: see instructor, as it may differ. Attire: These classes have more freedom in terms of dressing, but it is still important to wear dance clothes that allow your instructor to see the lines of your body.

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