Ballet supplies are absolutely necessary for every single dancer. We have to be kitted out from head to toe. Leotards, shoes, tights and accessories.. you name it!
If you follow my guidelines on ballet dance wear, you will always be wearing the right dance kit.
I always like to believe, to feel good you have to look good.
With so much choice in ballet clothes, there is no excuse to look fabulous in your dance classes.
You can buy your ballet supplies online, from catalogs/magazines, shops, or even from your local dance school.
If you have any questions on your supplies then at the bottom of this Ballet Supplies Page, you will probably find many other dancers have the exact same thoughts as you!
Whether you are wearing dance leotards or warm up clothes, you can always take care of your appearance and make sure your ballet supplies are spot on.
You want your ballet leotard to make you feel confident. Whether it be the colour, cut, or shape, it should make you feel good and especially fit correctly to complement your body.
There is nothing worse than feeling uncomfortable in your leotard during class, so take some time to find your perfect leotard.
The workout apparel you wear in between your dance classes should keep you warm and snug. Before your class you could wear leg warmers, tracksuits or woolly socks to keep your muscles warm and ready to dance.
If you are a young dancer getting ready for a ballet exam or audition, satin ballet shoes are very smart and slick. As you get older to reach a professional level, pointe shoes are required and most professionals wear canvas ballet flats.
You can also get ivory ballet shoes, which are similar to satin. They are a popular type of shoe for many different occasions, even weddings!
As ballet dancers begin to wear pointe shoes, it is a very important to find the right fit. Don't be panicked if you have to keep trying out different brands and styles, as your feet are constantly changing and growing.
My first pair of were Bloch pointe shoes. I really recommend them for young dancers, because they are strong, supportive and have many different styles within the brand.
You will find a ballet tutu nearly on every performing ballerina! As well as item of beauty and excitement, it is also a ballet supply which dancers need for both rehearsals and performance.
Ballet tutus are quite expensive, but they are essential for dancers. Unless the tutus are being supplied by your school or costume department, you will have to find one yourself.
If you find any cheaper alternatives then please contribute to the Cheap Ballet Tutus Discussion.
Dancing in a ballet tutu is not as easy as wearing just ballet leotards, where you have much more freedom to move. Although it looks and feels beautiful, so it may just be worth it!
There are many different types of ballet tutus including Romantic Tutu, Classical Tutu and Balanchine Tutu.
If you are ordering any supplies online, then I recommend ordering together to save post and packaging which can often be a significant chunk off your price total.
That way, you can save money in the long run and be smart to have all your ballet supplies!
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