One of the most common questions first-timers have when signing up for one of our group dance classes is, “What should I wear to class?” It’s a good question. Clothing absolutely affects your performance on the dance floor, and we want you to feel comfortable and safe during class. With that in mind, let’s talk a little bit about what kind of clothing and shoes we recommend you wear when you come to one of our partner dance classes.
Let’s start with the shoes. After all, they’re probably the most important clothing item for dancers. If your shoes don’t fit properly or they’re uncomfortable, you won’t be able to do the steps right.
If you have actual dance shoes, that’s great, feel free to wear them to class. However, we know most people don’t own dance shoes, and that’s okay. We just recommend that you wear comfortable, well-fitting, secure shoes. You shouldn’t wear flip flops or sandals that don’t latch securely around the heel as they can easily slide off when you’re dancing. Ladies should also avoid wearing heels that are too high as they can cause balance issues. If possible, stay away from tennis shoes as well because they have a tendency to stick to the floor and restrict movement.
You don’t need to come to class all dressed up for a night out at the dance club. We want you to feel comfortable and confident. In general, we recommend wearing comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely, but we ask that men and women alike please refer from wearing anything too skimpy or overly casual (e.g. shorts, muscle shirts, shirts that reveal midriff, overly-tight clothing, etc.). We want everyone to feel comfortable. Most people usually wear slacks or jeans.
The truth is you don’t need to worry too much about what to wear. Just show up to your first dance class in comfortable clothing, and you’ll be just fine. After all, it’s all about letting loose and having a lot of fun!