Our dress code is designed to keep dancers safe and distraction-free by having proper, well-fitting footwear and attire that allows instructors to ensure safe alignment. As part of our mission to make dance accessible for everyone, our dress code is gender-agnostic. Dancers may choose from any combination of the options listed for their class genre/level below. For sensory processing disorders, please follow the guidelines below, where possible, while prioritizing your dancer’s comfort. Please connect with our front desk with any questions.
We recommend Dancewear Center (located 1.5 miles from Eastside Dance, on 85th Street in Kirkland) and DiscountDance.com (links below) for all of your dancewear needs.
If this is your first time wearing the dance shoe specified below, we recommend getting fitted at Dancewear Center. Fittings are free, walk-ins are welcome, and their staff will ensure your dancer is wearing a safe, well-fitting, high-quality shoe.
Duet - Caregiver & Tot: All recommended items below are available to order here
Pre Ballet & Pre Ballet/Tap: All recommended items below are available to order here
Ballet, Ballet/Tap: All recommended items below are available to order here
Jazz, Jazz/Tap, Musical Theater, Tap, Contemporary: All recommended items below are available to order here
Dancers can wear athletic clothing or dancewear you can easily move in and class-specific footwear (see below). We recommend visiting Dancewear Center, just down the street from us, if you'd like to get fitted for dance shoes.