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This blog post is geared toward my adult beginning ballet dancers! When I started this class my goal was to share my love of ballet with adults in the DanceFIT community. One of the best things about ballet is it can be enjoyed by all ages. It is never too late to start ballet! If you want to do ballet, do it! One thing is for sure...ballet will help you forget your age ;)
The only traditional ballet attire I require of my adult dancers is ballet slippers, otherwise, students wear what is easy to move in and makes them feel confident & comfortable! For some of my dancers this is the traditional leotard & tights and others it is closer to workout clothing - leggings, tshirts, tanks.
As someone who loves fashion, AND ballet fashion, I thought I would share a beautiful adult ballerina uniform :) Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, DanceFIT will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.
Lets start with warm up layers! I like starting with this because you can wear black leggings and a fitted black top and use layers to bring out your inner ballerina AND keep your muscles warm for class.
Add a wrap or ballet sweater from Discount Dance Supply.
Please use our danceFIT teacher code [ TP30691 ] so our studio earns rewards. I recommending sizing up 1-2 sizes!
Leg warmers are a must! I prefer the short style, but they are all lovely! I love rubia dancewear for high quality leg warmers and warm ups! These are dreamy and would look cute outside of the studio too! A beautiful gift for a special adult ballerina would be the vika top with matching legwarmers!
Leotards I believe every ballerina has to have one comfortable black leotard. If you don't love the idea, I believe you just haven't found the perfect fit or style yet. I personally love camisole leotards (my favorite leo!) or low back leotards (I just got this one...so pretty in person!) The low back leos are so pretty but honestly, they are not very supportive. I asked a few of my current adult ballerinas what leotards they have and am sharing them here. They look so beautiful and elegant on!
Please use our danceFIT teacher code [ TP30691 ] so our studio earns rewards. I recommending sizing up 1-2 sizes when you buy any ballet clothes or attire!
Skirts Bring your personal style into dance class with your favorite color! Here are some affordable wrap skirts that I have in my collection. So pretty! I always gravitate toward the longer skirts, but there are some beautiful shorter ones too. Happy shopping!
Tights As an adult ballerina I tend to choose black tights but skin colored or pink are more traditional. Tight sizes run small. Here is a link to plus size convertibles. My everyday tights are these stirrup tights.
Ballet Shoes I wear hanamis, a canvas split sole. My favorite. Read the sizing chart, but my street shoe size is a 7.5 and my hanami size is a 9.5.
Add a few ballet books to inspire you!
Get inspired by the beautiful artwork from Pointbrush. Add a print for your office desk or add some ballet greeting cards to your collection :) Have you found the beautiful Colors of Ballet print at the studio?! Every single piece of art work is stunning and she even prints them on tee shirts & sweatshirts now!
Keep dancing! I will see you in the studio soon!
At DanceFIT we focus on cultivating a positive & community focused environment. Our classes focus on positivity & motivation. We want to share our love for dance with everyone from our youngest little dancers to hard-working students, and adult dancers attending class for the joy of it!