Post # 1
I’m tempted to take an adult beginners ballet class before the wedding. I’m relatively advanced in pilates and I think it would be a fun fitness thing. Classes are 4 for $65, so not terribly pricey if I really hate it. I think it might help with some flexibility and make me feel more graceful. If I don’t do it now, I never will and I don’t want to regret it. I might get a huge kick out of it!
The flexibility would be nice, wink wink…just kidding just kidding
I’m worried about the nature of the outfits! Are leotards supportive enough? I’ve got a Dirty Delete chest and I do NOT want to be bouncing around all unsupportive. And I don’t want the, er, show through. I’m so embarassed by that, personally.
Any advice? Anybody take a brand new fitness or dance class before the wedding?
Post # 3
hum, well, it depends on the class and the instructor as far as how strict the dress code will be. but usually you can do layering… sports bra or two + leotard. also, as far as the girls are concerned, i HIGHLY recommend http://www.dimrs.com best thing ever.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA
I haven’t taken a dance class since college, but I always wore a regular bra and a sports bra under my leotards and had no problems 🙂 I usually wore leggings over my leotard as well, but you could always ask at the dance studio what the standard "uniform" is — I’m sure they’ll give you some direction so you can fit in.
Post # 5
Yeah, we were told a specific black leotard, a specific tight color, and a specific skirt (which of course i’ll be wearing even tho it’s optional) and also a specific color shoes and how to wear our hair. Strict for an adult class!
Black on black on pink. I guess nobody cares if i wear a black sports bra underneath a black long sleeved leotard. I’d feel more secure jumping around.
And thanks for the covers! That’s always a good thing to have up your sleeve for more flowy outfits. I’ve used bandaids before but it never works real great
Post # 6
Something that I found to be very helpful is the New York City Ballet workout dvd. It goes through all the stretches they use and they work wonders!
Post # 7
I am an avid ballet dancer – and have been since age 4 🙂
I have a bunch of lululemon leotards which I find to be supportive. I would also seconc wearing a matching sports bra underneath if you need the extra support. Also, you can get body-tights which come all the way up and have straps for extra support.
You should definitly go back and take some classes! It’s sooo much fun and keeps you in amazing shape!
Post # 8
When I was in dance our studio had very specific guidelines on what we could and could not wear (black or pink leotard only, white tights only, pink slippers only). I agree with everyone else on asking what your studio requires. Even if they have a specific uniform, though, you should be fine with a sports bra (or two!) underneath the leotard. You can also buy leotards that have extra support built in, like underwires or cups or whatever. Just google "supportive leotard" and you’ll get lots of hits.
Post # 9
Thanks. They actually gave us a specific brand leotard to buy (and a specific skirt, AND specific colored tight, european pink Danskin, haha)…a Capezio #134 or something. Of course, they sell all it in their boutique =]. I did find the supportive bra-build-in ones, though, so thanks! I’m not sure how alike they all look but I certainly don’t want to buy the wrong thing accidentally! But if it looks exactly the same…hmm, who knows. I plan on swinging by after work tonight to see what they say. I’m sure lots of their adult students have this issue. We’re a little more, ahem, developed than their teen dancers
Post # 10
It seems a bit weird that they have specific requirements for adult classes! I think it must be a way to get you to buy from their (likely overpriced) boutique! 🙂 I attended a professional ballet school when I was younger and they didn’t have such stringent requirements. I would have thought adult recreational classes would be more relaxed.
The price seems reasonable though so it may be worth a try! I hope you have fun!
Post # 11
Actually, I went and visited the studio last night and don’t actually follow their own instructions on the website! They just said black leotard, pink shoes, pink tights, which they all had in store and all of it was about $50. Now i need a skirt, but I can get that on Ebay for super cheap.
I’m sure that’s more money than if I’d bought it on Ebay, but then I couldn’t start classes for a couple more weeks and if I don’t go tonight, I’ll never go! Thanks for the nudges!