DANCE SHOES, CLASS ATTIRE & TIGHTS:
Students will need to purchase dance shoes exclusively through “NSD”. Our shoe line cannot be found in stores. (except the hip hop “Black/white Chuck Taylors” are to be purchased on your own) These shoes will need to ”match” the tights you will purchase with your dance costume in the spring. The shoes and attire needed for each class are listed on the schedule to view above and/or will be given to you at the time of registration.
The proper dance attire is needed for each discipline of dance. We have these requirements in order for the student to dance to their full ability without being distracted with unnecessary clothing. WE ARE YOUR ONE STOP DANCE STUDIO: Purchase dancewear/tights/ most shoes all at NSD! (except the low-top converse black/white for hip hop recreational classes) At time of fitting/ordering shoes/dancewear payment is due by e-payment.
Students must have a dance bag for all their personal items. Please label all shoes, bags and clothing with your child's name. We are not responsible for items left in the studio. Appropriate attire must be worn during class. Students will not be able to attend class without proper attire. A situation may occur once or twice where student arrives without dance attire and that is okay, but please do not make a habit of it. Dance shoes must be purchased through NSD only (except hip hop) Tights are worn for specific classes detailed on our enrollment page. Dance shoes should NOT be worn outside.
Hair must be secured in a ponytail or bun for ballet classes and fly away hair sprayed back.
Competition Classes: Specific shoes other than what may be purchased for recreational classes will be emailed ASAP. Yoga pants/booty shorts, leotard or sports bras for all classes. No baggy clothing allowed as to see the proper form of body positions.
Attire for Classes
NEXT STEP DANCE, 7712 SOSSAMON LANE NW, CONCORD, NC 28027
Attire for Classes: Please purchase ballet, tap, jazz shoes from NSD to ensure proper fit, style and color.
Ballet, Tap Combo or Ballet, Tap, Jazz Combo: Leotard & Tights, any color, tan tap and pink ballet shoes
Ballet Only: Black Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes
Jazz, Contemporary: Leotard, Leggings or Booty Shorts, barefoot or tan jazz shoes
Tumble: Leotard and Booty Shorts, no shoes
Hip Hop: T-shirt and Leggings, Black/White Low Top Converse Chuck Taylors or Target brand in solid black & white
CLASSES OFFERED AND DEFINED:
BALLET - Cecchetti Method: The basis of all dance movement. Enhances technical form, alignment, placement and posture. Recommended for all students of all ages and levels.
TINY STEPPERS: Ballet & Tap Combo Class; Ballet, Creative Movement and Tumble/Acro Combo Class or Hip Hop Class. Students ages 2-4. Introductory level class with emphasis on motor skill development t through basic dance technique.
TAP: Performed in hard sole shoes with attached metal taps. Essential classes for learning rhythmic dynamics, speed and agility. Suggested for students 5 and older.
JAZZ: An American art for drawing from ballet technique. Jazz technique taught from proper stretching to across the floor & center work. Suggested for students 5 and older. Fast Paced Jazz with formation changes incorporating leaps, turns, kicks and tilts.
CONTEMPORARY: Competition Students only. Flowing movements with emphasis on character and portraying the ideas in the music. Can be seen on SYTYCD.
HIP HOP: Fast tempo dance best known for use in music videos, America’s Best Dance Crew, So You Think You Can Dance. Boys and Girls ages 5 and up.
TUMBLE/ACRO: Floor gymnastics skills from the beginner to the advanced. Rolls, handstands, front/back limbers/walkovers, back handsprings to aerials. Conditioning and strength technique weekly. Acro Dance class helps students perform acro skills in their dance routines.
*POINTE: Movement performed on hard toe shoes. Prerequisites: See Miss Stephanie
COMPETITION CLASSES: Senior, Junior, Intermediate, Mini & Guy’s Only. Ages 5 and older. Compete in Contemporary, Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop. Classes begin in August