Dance etiquette and equipment

When going to class, dress up appropriately and tie your long hair back. Watches and jewelry should be removed and cell phones should be on silent. No chewing gum allowed. Arrive to class on time. Go to the bathroom before the class and wash your hands. Take with you to the class a water bottle and your valuables in a bag. Be a sport towards your class mates.  Teacher  is not obligated to supervise students before or after the class or accept a belated student to enter the class due to the risk of injuries.

Baby-adult dance

Baby carrier, blancet, baby basket.

Dance play, Creative dance, Dance acrobatics, Boys dance tricksters

A dance outfit or shorts and a snug T-shirt. Bare feet.

Discojazz

A comfortable dance outfit. Socks/bare feet or sneakers with white soles.

Classical ballet

Pre-Ballet: A dance outfit, bare feet.

Youth classes: Girls in the beginner 1 and 2 classes, a pink sleeveless leotard (no tulle); in other classes the teacher will designate the leotard color. No legwarmers in class. Soft ballet shoes (powder-coloured), with elastics (no ribbons), white ankle socks. NB: When buying the dance shoes, do not allow for growth space but make sure that the shoe fits perfectly in order for the teacher to be able to see the foot clearly.
Teens: A sleeveless leotard (teacher designates the colour), soft ballet shoes.
Boys: A white t- shirt, black tights, soft ballet shoes (black ) and white socks
Adults: A dance outfit, soft ballet shoes (from dance supply stores).

Character dance

Character shoes (boots for men), a knee-high skirt and a fitted top part for women; fitted trousers/tights for men.

Contemporary, Show, Jazz, Broadway styles

Youth and teen classes: preferably a sleeveless, single solid color leotard (no frills) or leggins/shorts and a t- shirt/top
Adults: a snug dance outfit
Nykytanssi, showtanssi: bare feet or socks
Jazztanssi: bare feet, socks or jazz shoes
Broadway styles: bare feet

Flamenco

Flamenco shoes (from dance supply stores) or leather sole shoes with a 4-5 cm heel. Make sure that no nails are visible. A long skirt with a wide hem for women. Ask for advice from the teacher during first class.

Tap dance and Irish dance

A comfortable dance outfit. Tap shoes (form dance supply store). A shoemaker can also attach the hardware on to leather sole shoes with a 2-3 cm heel. The Irish dance part is danced wearing socks/jazz- or ballet shoes and tap shoes.

Modern afro

A loose outfit or tights. Bare feet.

Street dance, Break dance, House, Lyrical hip hop, Reggaeton, Dancehall, Latino street, Urban afrobeats, Urban dance, Popping

A comfortable dance outfit. Sneakers with white soles.

Fitness/Body contitioning

A comfortable outfit. Baere feet. Aerobic: Sneakers or aerobic shoes with white soles.