Have you decided to start hitting the gym? Or is swimming more your preferred exercise? Perhaps running? Maybe you like dancing to Olivia Rodrigo? You’ve taken the first step to shake a leg, and now let us help you take the next one.
At Mino Dance, we are celebrating active families across the globe, whatever your go-to form of movement is. We also believe there’s nothing more motivating than the right outfit. People do say dress for the job you want, not the one you have.
For those venturing into ballet classes, we've curated an outfit guide tailored for beginners.
For your first ballet class, the most important thing to remember would be to dress comfortably. You could wear leggings or biker shorts and a t-shirt that is form-fitting. Pair that with thin socks, and you’re good to go. The socks and leggings are important to keep your leg muscles warm and thus help alleviate the risk of injury.
If you want to start off with a uniform, traditionally that would be a leotard, tights, and shoes. Our Charlotte Leotard would be your ideal option here, which is the best-selling uniform style for dance studios and syllabus work. Men, don't worry—we have you covered with our Short Sleeve Leotard. Then, we’d recommend the convertible tights to test out your preference, i.e. either footed tights, footless ones, or shoes. What you’ll have to look out for while considering shoes is, they have to be stretchable, snug-fitting shoes for maximum comfort and flexibility. We’d recommend leather shoes as they stretch out.
A fashion tip: A harmony of colours matters—pair nude tights with nude or baby pink shoes for a polished look!
Once you’ve got your beginner outfit in your wardrobe, you might want to add a few layers for cold days. I’d said that’s warranted for Australia’s unpredictable weather! You could go for a Maeve Cross Over that’ll keep you warm without overheating as you dance. Pair that with a Melody Skirt to flatter your leg lines, and there you have it, a graceful outfit. If you want something warmer, or specifically for your warm-up routine, you could wear leg warmers that won’t restrict your movement.
Given the dynamic movements in ballet, comfort is paramount. Equip yourself with a sports bra, if you’re wearing a t-shirt, and seamless underwear to ensure support and freedom of movement. And of course, the hallmark of ballet—a secure and neat ballet bun for your hair.
Lastly, the ballet bag—your fail-safe companion to ensure you carry all your essentials without a miss.
There you have it! This comprehensive guide covers all your Australian dancewear essentials for beginner ballet dancers.
Keep an eye out for our upcoming content on Australian dancewear, and stay tuned for a wealth of guides, essential recommendations, and much more tailored for various movement forms. Welcome to the #minomovement and embrace the joy of movement!
If you have any questions or would like advice on finding the right product or fit, feel free to reach out. We are at your disposal for any need you have.