Hi girls, have you checked out the recent popular Under Armour commercial by Misty Copeland, the unlikely ballerina of American Ballet Theater? Misty started her first ballet class at the age of 13 in spite of being rejected by ballet school. 13 sounds too old to start ballet, isn’t it? However, Misty did not give up. She instead worked hard, follow her dream and soar to become the second African-American soloist in American Ballet Theater’s history.

If you have the passion for ballet, it is never too late to start. Although most ballerinas start dancing at the early age, if you have the passion, as an adult, you are always welcomed to join adult ballet class.

Feeling excited that your daughter or you yourself is joining ballet class for the first time? Wanna know what to prepare for the first class? Here, we have a list of 8 things to prepare for first ballet class.

First Ballet Class
First Ballet Class

1.   Leotard

Leotard for girls, you can choose simple short sleeve leotard or tank leotard. Dance dress or tutu dress are also cute.

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Capezio Girls Basic Short Sleeve Leotard
Capezio Girls Basic Short Sleeve Leotard
Sansha Girls Camisole Dress
Sansha Girls Camisole Dress in Pink
Capezio Girls Camisole Tutu Dress
Capezio Girls Camisole Tutu Dress

For adult, you can get basic leotard or leotard with beautiful pattern.

Capezio Women's Camisole Leotard With Adjustable Straps
Capezio Women’s Camisole Leotard With Adjustable Straps
Ballet Wrap Skirt
Ballet Wrap Skirt
Natalie Dancewear 3/4 Sleeve Leotard with Back Strap
Natalie Dancewear 3/4 Sleeve Leotard with Back Strap
Natalie Dancewear Mesh Sleeve Leotard
Natalie Dancewear Mesh Sleeve Leotard

2.   Ballet Tights

Capezio tights are good quality tights that are flexible and stretchable. This tight is loved by many dancers because of its softness.

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Capezio Ultra Soft Transition Tight
Capezio Ultra Soft Transition Tight

3.   Ballet Shoes

You will also need a pair of fitting shoes. For beginners, leather full sole ballet slippers are great. We recommend these 2 pairs of ballet slippers by popular ballet shoes maker, Bloch.

Bloch Dance Bunnyhop Ballet Slipper
Bloch Dance Bunnyhop Ballet Slipper
Bloch Women's Dansoft Ballet Slipper
Bloch Women’s Dansoft Ballet Slipper

4.   Dance Shrug

For colder months, you might also need shrug for warm-up.

Repetto Shoulder warmer
Repetto Shoulder warmer

5.   Hair Accessories

In ballet class, teachers will require the students to keep their hair neat.

Crochet Bun Cover With Rhinestones
Crochet Bun Cover With Rhinestones
Bobby Pin
Goody Bobby Pin

6.   Dance Bag

Dance Bag
Dance Bag
Bohemian Paisley Duffle Bag
Bohemian Paisley Duffle Bag

7.   Water Bottle

Water is important to help you stay hydrated.

Pink Ballerina Tumbler
Pink Ballerina Tumbler
Nalgene Tritan BPA Free Water Bottle
Nalgene Tritan BPA Free Water Bottle

8.   Towel

Ballet is exercise that use up a lot of energy. You will sweat and definitely need to bring a long a good absorbent towel.

That’s the list of 8 things to prepare for first ballet class. I hope this list is helpful for you who is starting ballet class. I wish you a happy dancing days ahead!


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