Dress Code

ignite Dance Academy

Where to Find Dance Clothes and Shoes 

Kid’s leotards, tights and dance shoes can be found at Walmart, Target and Kohl’s. The most complete dance supply stores in our area is Capezio (3839 H Street in East Sacramento).

We also recommend 
Discount Dance, an online dancewear distributor. Use code TP40704 at checkout and the studio will receive money back from your purchase and you will get a small discount.

Class Dress Code

Kids Classes (Tap/Jazz, Ballet/Jazz, Pre-Ballet):

Girls: One piece dancewear (leotard, dance dress, shorttard/unitard), skirts okay, no separates, appropriate dance shoes for type of class. Tights are required for most 5-7 classes; please check with your instructor.
Boys: Dance pants, t-shirt, black or white ballet shoes.


Girls: Tights, leotard, pink ballet shoes and hair in a bun. Skirts and tight fitting pants or shorts are permitted.
Boys: Dance pants, t-shirt, black or white ballet shoes.


Girls: leotard or unitard, tight pants or shorts, jazz or tap shoes, hair up. A t-shirt or thick strap tank top over a leotard or unitard is permitted for tap classes.
Boys: T-shirt, pants or shorts, black jazz or tap shoes.


Workout clothes are the best clothes to wear to allow freedom of movement. It is easy to burn at least 500 calories in one class so be sure to bring a water bottle, towel and an optional change of clothes. The best shoes to wear are dance fitness shoes (not necessarily dance sneakers which give little arch support), court shoes or “aerobic” shoes. Wear shoes that do not have a lot of tread at the bottom, that are meant for medial/lateral/twisting motion and have some cushioning. Running shoes and cross training shoes are not recommended as they only allow forward motion.
*It is preferred that adults stay within the dress code, but are invited to wear what is comfortable for them to move in.

Teen/Adult Classes:

Teen/Adult classes are welcome to adhere to the ballet dress code, but may also wear an athletic shirt and pants over their leotard. Ballet or jazz shoes are acceptable. Hair should be pulled back out of the face.