Q: What should my child wear to class?

A: It is important to dress in appropriate clothes for dance to allow for mobility, to limit distractions and to help your child really feel like a dancer!

  • Dancing Together (age 2) - comfortable clothes; stretchy or loose fitting pants, and a comfortable t-shirt, and bare feet. If you wish to dress them in more traditional dance wear, please refer below.

  • Creative and Primary Ballet - boys (ages 3-6)—black leggings and white t-shirt with black leather ballet slippers or black canvas ballet slippers.

  • Creative and Primary Combo - boys (ages 4-6) - black leggings and white t-shirt with black lace-up tap shoes, and black slip-on jazz shoes.

  • Creative and Primary Ballet - girls (ages 3-6)—any color leotard, tutu or wrap skirt optional, full footed or transition pink tights with pink leather ballet slippers or pink canvas ballet slippers. Slippers without a drawstring are strongly recommended.

  • Creative and Primary Combo - girls (ages 4-6) - any color leotard, tutu or wrap skirt, black jazz pants or leggings, full footed or transition skin tone tights, black Mary Jane tap shoes, and black slip on jazz shoes.

  • All dancers in Primary levels, ages 5-8 years old, should have their hair pulled back in a ponytail or bun during class, if hair length permits. Shorter hair should be kept out of the face with a headband or clips.

  • Satin children’s bedroom slippers, jeans, other bulky clothing and costume jewelry should not be worn to class.

    *all links are recommendations, and not part of a strict dress code.


Q: Where can I purchase my child’s dance wear?

A: Stores such as WalMart and Target have a sweet selection of leotards and tights. Discount Dance Supply has a beautiful variety of leotards, tutus, sweaters and dance shoes for both boys and girls. Cynthia King Dance offers a vegan ballet slipper option.


Q: What happens in case of inclement weather?


A: Should snow, ice, or any other emergency prevent us from holding classes, a notice will be posted on our website homepage, as well as our Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram. Studio One generally follows DCPS weather closings, if they are closed please check the places listed above. Information regarding make up arrangements will be emailed. 


Q: What if my child is sick/away on vacation/misses a class?


A: Refunds or credits for missed classes will not be offered. Please refer to the Make Up information on our Policies page. Should your family have extenuating circumstances please email us at


Q: Does Studio One Dance offer trial classes?


A: Yes, we offer one free trial class for all new students where space is available. Please email to reserve your dancer’s trial space. Trial classes will not be offered during the month of June due to preparation for Recital or on scheduled Visitor’s Days.


Q: What happens if my child’s class has low enrollment?


A: All classes are required to have 4 registered students in order to run. We will keep all classes open for the first 3-4 weeks of the session as enrollment grows. If after that, your class is cancelled due to low enrollment, Studio One Dance will help find an alternative class for your child, or issue a pro-rated refund for the remaining classes.