Pink Ballet Shoes
Black Tap Shoes
Suntan/Caramel Jazz Shoes
Capezio on 51st Street has a list of shoes for classes, it was updated in August of 2019.
hair up and off the face
names in shoes (this is to insure that everyone gets home with their shoes)
DO NOT go to 61st street Capezio, It is closed!!
please write your names inside your shoes tonight (as the ink needs time to dry)
We will start class in our ballet shoes.
have a bag with dance shoes and water...if their entire day is in the bag it can be alot to go thru to find their dance shoes...
hair up, dance day is always a nice day to do beautiful braids, hair up for school
student needs to be able to shake their head vigorously and not hit their eyes with hair nor hit other dancers with their hair...
jewelry is not safe to wear to class, if we have to remove jewelry during class we are not responsible for it being lost...
we do not wear watches in class either
Purchase Dance wear your child Loves and looks forward to wearing for class. for example-leotard and tights, biketard, dance dress....
We have no specific colors or uniforms.
We avoid big tutus or wide legged jazz pants, as both are difficult for class.
ps-sometimes H&M has dance clothes?
You may want to take a pair of white socks to the store for fitting your dance shoes?? This way you can buy them a tiny bit larger and hopefully your child will not outgrow them as soon.
For the ballet shoes, make sure your little girls toes can straighten in the vamp of the shoe when they pick their heels up or releve. There are many widths in ballet shoes.
If ballet shoes are so big that you have to tighten the elastic to keep them on, they are too big. The elastic will cut into their Achilles tendon.
If the tap shoes are uncomfortable in the heel area, try adding moleskin.
the girls "dress" for hip hop class....
Flat bottomed sneakers that have not been washed, not worn outside...
Older ladies and gentlemen: non- negotiables
Ladies you must wear a bra to class if you are asked to do so by any instructor at MDA. Forms of asking include speaking to a parent and emailing a parent. Once this occurs, you will be asked to watch class until a bra is worn to dance class. These same rules apply to a gentleman and a dance cup. Thank you for your cooperation- these things are not up for discussion.
Descending from the original Capezio Shop, the store on 51st Street is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the world. Located in the heart of the Broadway Theatre District, it occupies the entire 2nd floor from Seventh Avenue to Broadway.
1650 Broadway (at 51st St.) - 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (212) 245-2130
Of course, you are also welcome to purchase on-line.
kids dance class attire