Western Wake
Dance Center

Carefully crafted dance instruction delivering technique, artistry...and exciement!


Please note:  Leslie's (Western Wake Dance) classes have a different dress code than other instructors' dance classes (which are also in the Holly Springs Cultural Center and the Hunt Recreation Center). Also note that some class leotards have changed from last year.  Any ballet or ballet combination class will have a specific class leotard (which will be used as the base for the optional December show costume).

Class leotards create a disciplined and focused atmosphere that is an important feature of a classical ballet class; these have been selected with quality and economy in mind.
Ballet Class leotards are available at Discount Dance Supply ( www.discountdance.com ).  See links to each one, below, AND PLEASE NOTE THE COLOR.
Enrolled students may use Leslie's teacher code (TP115204) to receive an 8 percent discount on all orders.  

Quality dancewear also available at Relevé dancewear in Cary! 



Jazz dancers may wear any color or style leotard, biketard and tan convertible tights (which may be worn footed, or rolled up to the ankle), or jazz pants, and jazz shoes.  Jazz shorts are allowed.  
Hair should be pulled back from the face. 

Click here for a suggested jazz shoe (TAN color). Jazz shoes are REQUIRED for dance recitals.
 Girls should wear the class leotard for all ballet, ballet/tap and ballet/tumbling combination classes (see links in green, below).  Hair should be pulled back for Tiny Tots and any class with ballet, and in a bun for Pre-Ballet and Ballet classes. (Click here for a video on how to make a ballet bun)
No tutus, please (tutus obscure the hip line and make corrections more difficult).

BALLET SHOES: GIRLS:  Any pink leather or canvas ballet shoes (full-sole or split-sole); must be CLEAN for recitals.  (NO SATIN SLIPPERS, PLEASE).  BOYS:  Black ballet shoes.  Click here for a suggested economy ballet shoe.

Boys should wear a fitted white T-shirt and black shorts, bike shorts or leggings with white socks.

    Enrolled students may use Leslie's Teacher Number to receive an 8% discount:  TP115204.


Tumblers in Tumbling I through Tumbling IV should wear a leotard, and bare legs or convertible tights (with the feet pulled up to the ankles). Dance shorts are optional. Bare feet are best! Gymnastics slippers are allowed but not necessary.  Hair should be secured in a low ponytail or braids. (high ponytails may be uncomfortable for front and back rolls).

Tap Shoes

For girls, Leslie recommends  Theatricals brand Child Velcro Tap Shoes in Tan from Discount Dance Supply  in TAN (Item no. 9050C).   For sizes larger than 13.5 child, you may want to consider this style (please note the size chart advises ordering 2 sizes larger than street shoe size).

Boys should wear black oxford tap shoes (boys' tap shoes may be black for the recital as well). Click here for an economy pair.

Alternatively, Relevé Dancewear in Cary carries high-quality tap shoes.

Students may wear any color or brand tap shoes in class, but TAN tap shoes are required for the spring recital (except for boys, who may wear their black oxford tap shoes).