(Closed) Any ex ballet dancers out there? Totally random question for you

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

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
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Busy bee
  • 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 # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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 # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

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! 

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