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5 Things Children Should Wear when Doing Dance

21 January 2023

Dancing is a great form of exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. While it’s important to wear the proper clothing when engaging in any type of physical activity, it’s especially crucial when dancing. Here are five things that every child should make sure to wear or take with them while they’re busting a move.

Comfortable Clothing

Children should be comfortable when they are doing dance because it allows them to feel the music and express themselves without feeling restricted. Clothing that is too tight or doesn't allow for a full range of motion can make it difficult for children to dance freely and can even be dangerous if they're not able to move properly. Wearing comfortable clothing also allows children to focus on their movements and the music, rather than on how their clothes are fitting or feeling.

Supportive Footwear

In any activity that involves physical movement, it is important to have the right footwear. This is especially true for children, as their feet are still developing and growing. When doing dance, supportive footwear is essential in order to prevent injuries and help children maintain proper alignment. Poorly fitting or ill-supportive shoes can cause problems such as bunions, hammertoes, and plantar fasciitis. In addition, shoes that do not offer enough support can lead to ankle, knee, and hip injuries.

Hair Tiebacks

One way to help make dance class a little bit easier is to make sure that your child has a hair tieback. Hair tiebacks are important because they help to keep hair out of your child's face while they're dancing. This allows them to see their feet and move freely without having to worry about their hair getting in the way. Plus, it can also be a lot of fun for kids to pick out their own hair bobbles and scrunchies and show them off to their friends.


A bag is an important dance accessory for children because it can help them organise their things and carry them with them to and from class. It is also a good way to keep their shoes clean and protected. A bag can also be a place where they can store their tights and other dancewear. In addition, a bag can help children feel more prepared for class and provide a sense of calm before they step into the studio. For young dancers, a bag can be both functional and comforting. It is a reminder that they are ready to conquer whatever challenge lies ahead.


Kids will likely work up a sweat when dancing, so it’s a good idea to bring along a small towel to help keep them dry. This will also help prevent slippery floors from becoming a hazard. A towel can also be used to wipe away any dirt or debris that may have accumulated on their shoes. No one wants to dance with dirty shoes, so a towel can help keep them looking and feeling their best.

Having the proper attire when doing dance is important for both safety and comfort. By following these simple tips, you can help ensure that your child is able to dance to their heart’s content.

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