Tap Shoes

Please be aware that tap shoes should fit snugly. As a rule, tap dancers should expect to replace tap shoes every year to continue having the proper fit.  

Pretap, Tap I - IIC

Girls:  Capezio Mary Jane black (no patent leather) velcro buckled tap shoes (3800C) or Bloch Tap-On (S0302G/L) black buckled tap shoe. Boys: Capezio or Bloch black oxford.


Girls:  Black Bloch Show Tapper Tap Shoe (B-S0323L). Boys:  Capezio or Bloch black oxford.

Tap IVA - V, teen tap and All Adult Tap Classes

Black Capezio Cadence Tap Shoes (CG19) or Black Capezio Premier Teletone II Tap Shoes (CG09) (please note: some classes for recital/performances might also need Black Bloch Show Tappers).

Tap Dress Code

Tap I - IIIa

Plain leotard and tights (any color). No dance skirts or shorts.

Tap IIIB - V, and Teen TAp

Leotard or crop top/dance shorts and tights (any color). Jazz pants or dance shorts are allowed at these levels only.

Boys - White or Black shirt and Black Jazz Pants.

All Adult Tap Classes

Comfortable clothing you can move in. 

Modern Dance Attire

Leotard and Transition Tights – any color.  Modern is done barefoot

African Dance Attire

Leotard and Transition Tights – any color.  African is done barefoot

PreBallet, Ballet I, II, Jazz I, II, Ballet, Pointe and Jazz Intensives, and Musical Theatre Dance Attire

* Please Note: The proper fit for ballet and jazz oxfords is a snug fit. The shoes should fit like a glove but all toes need to lay flat. Dancers should have their ballet and jazz shoes prior to the first intensives.

PreBallet, Ballet I, II and Ballet Intensive III – plain leotard and tights, any color. Shoes needed – pink ballet shoes                                                                                             (canvas or leather)
Jazz I, II and Jazz Intensive III - V – leotard and tights, any color. Crops can be worn in Jazz Intensive IV and up.                                                                                           Shoes - black jazz split soles - slip on (no ties).
Ballet Intensive IV, V and Pointe  – leotard and tights – any color. Shoes needed – pink canvas or leather split sole                                                                      ballet shoes.  Pointe shoes to be fitted by Miss Theresa in August.
Adult Jazz – comfortable clothing you can move in. Shoes needed –black jazz split soles - slip on (no ties). 

Musical Theatre – comfortable clothing you can dance in. Shoes needed – jazz shoes, ballet shoes or black socks.

  • Dance Attire and Shoes can be purchased through the studio during all registrations or if you use Discount Dance Supply www.discountdance.com (1-800-328-7107) (use teacher code: TP26500 for discounts)

  • If a dancer is not in appropriate attire they will be unable to participate in the dance class!

  • No t-shirts, street shorts, jeans, jewelry or gum are allowed in any dance class.

  • All hair should be up and away from face in a bun or ponytail for all dance classes.