Dance Shoes

Students must bring all dance shoes to every class. Students will not be permitted to dance in socks or bare feet. Socks and bare feet are allowed only during warm-ups.

  • Ladies must have both a jazz shoe and a tan character heel (2 3⁄4 or 3 inch)
  • Men must have a jazz shoe
  • For tap ladies must have a tan character tap (2 3⁄4 or 3 inch)
  • For tap men must have tap shoes

Dance Attire

Proper dance attire is required, as it is important for the instructor to see the lines of the body. Ladies in leotard (black) and tights or jazz pants, men in joggers, basketball shorts, compression shirts are appropriate. White, black or gray tank or tee shirt is appropriate. If dance shorts are worn, please bring sweats for warm-up/floor work. In cold weather, please have sweats on hand to keep the body warm.

Additional Gear

Also, in your dance bag include a towel and fresh water, knee pads, band aids, wraps and any other accessories that you might need for class. Begin maintaining an appropriately stocked dance bag as part of your professional development.

STAGE MAKEUP and show supplies

For each show students will need to provide the following items in addition to any show specific personal items such as tights, trunks, or socks

  • Mehron Mini Pro Student Makeup Kit
  • Bobby Pins
  • Safety Pins
  • Facial Wipes
  • Black Socks



The following stores carry a variety of styles of the shoes

needed for musical theater students:

Movin' Easy Dancewear

404 W 30th St Austin, TX

(512) 474-0980

Dancer's Closet Westlake

West Woods Shopping Center, 3267 Bee Caves Rd, ATX

(512) 327-0200


Balcones Woods, 5114 Balcones Woods Dr, Austin, TX

(512) 502-1150

The Dancer's Den

8020 Mesa Dr, Austin, TX

(512) 345-7710

Dorothy's Dance Shop

2000 South IH 35 #N3

Sky Ridge Plaza, Round Rock, TX

(512) 454-8387

Bright Lights Dancewear

Escarpment Village, 5800 W Slaughter Ln #300

Austin, TX

(512) 373-8922

Dancer's Closet Lakeway

107 Ranch Rd 620 S

Lakeway, TX

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