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Beginner Basics

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Smart dancers prefer to shop at their local dance store because of the advantages. You can see and try on what you are buying and take the products home immediately. There is an expert, trained specifically for dancewear and dance shoes, in the store to properly fit you and answer your questions. There are no shipping charges. You are contributing to your local community. Beware of studios that offer to measure and outfit your child for her dancewear – the proper fit is not their priority!

         
 

Body Suits

 
  Mondor Tank - 1645 Mondor Short Sleeved Leotard - 1635  
  Tank Leotard with lined front,
coolmax gusset and
coordinated academy belt
Short Sleeve leotard w/ rounded neckline lined in front, Coolmax® gusset and coordinated belt  
         
  Tank ballet cut leotard features MemoryStretch™ front lining Short sleeve ballet cut leotard features memorySTRETCH™ front lining  
  Tank ballet cut leotard features MemoryStretch™ front lining Short sleeve ballet cut leotard
features memoryStretch™
front lining
 
       
 

Tights

 
  ultra soft footed tight Convertible Soft Supplex® / Lycra® Tights for Girls can be worn as a footed or footles tight  
  Ultra soft footed tight Convertible Soft Supplex® / Lycra® tights for girls can be worn as a footed or footless tight  
 

Convertible or transition tights are footed tights that have a small hole in the arch which allows the dancer to wear the tight either full foot or footless by rolling the tight up or down over the foot. This type of tight is recommended for dancers doing multiple types of classes ( i.e. ballet, modern, tap, jazz etc) in the same day and is a necessity for pointe work.

 
       
 

Skirts

 
    chiffon pull-on skirt    
    Chiffon pull-on skirt    
       
 

Ballet Shoes

 
  Capezio Ballet Slipper 205
Our Most Popular Ballet Slipper
Capezio Ballet Slipper This ideal beginner ballet shoe is made of premium leather. It features a full sole, custom daisy print lining and a personal ID tag sewn in.
 
 

When buying Ballet shoes for little feet, the single most important factor is a proper fit. A child’s feet are still developing and growing. It is important to have a proper fitting shoe for support, to allow the teacher to see and correct problems like pronation, and to prevent possible injury he or she could sustain to the knees and ankles down the road. Our staff are trained in fitting the beginner AND the experienced ballet dancers!

POINTE SHOE FITTING GUIDE by The Masque

Make sure you have your Pointe shoes fit by an expert, your child's feet are too important to have improper fitting Pointe Shoes!
 
read more

 
   
 

Tap and Jazz Shoes

 
  The Capezio Tapster is ideal for beginners. An affordable entry level economy tap shoe The Masque's best-selling, classic beginner tap shoe Bloch Super Jazz is a split sole laceless jazz shoe  
  The Capezio Tapster is ideal for beginners. An affordable entry level economy tap shoe Best-selling, classic beginner tap shoe Bloch Super Jazz is a split sole laceless jazz shoe  
       
 

Legwarmers / Socks

 
  12" Solid Legwarmers - sl7703c 16" multi-stripped Legwarmers - sl7758 Socks - Bodywear  
  12" Solid Legwarmers
98% Acrylic, 2% Spandex
16" multi-stripped Legwarmers Ankle RAD Socks  
 

If you wear leg warmers to a dance class, be sure that you wear them pulled up and crease free. Don't wear them like it’s the 80's - all bunched up around the ankles. If you have thick rolls of wool wrapped around your ankles, it prevents you from standing in position correctly. The secret is in the name - they are made to warm your leg muscles! Also, if you are recovering from a leg injury, it is perfectly acceptable to wear just one leg warmer on the injured leg - there's no rule that says you have to wear them both!

 
         
 

Headbands

 
    Headband - pink    
    Headband    
       
 

Dance Bags

 
  The Masque in Calgary has a full line of Dance Bags  
  go to full line of Dance Bags