Heading to a Dance Class? Here's What to Wear

It’s no secret that fashion loves its ballet-inspired clothes, but when it comes to attending an actual dance class, what you wear is an entirely different story. From classic ballet lessons to contemporary classes such as modern or hip-hop, what to wear to a dance class can change depending on your style of choice.

Of course, we’re not all dancers, which means we don’t always have a drawer of leotards or tights on hand. However, a dance class is also not your average workout session. From leaps and turns to moving your body in ways you could never imagine, you’ll want to make sure you’re wearing something that allows mobility while also not getting in the way of every move.

To help you get an idea of what we mean, we rounded up our favorite looks that’ll have you ready for any type of dance class. From warmup sweats to biker shorts that’ll let you do all the steps, you’ll be feeling stylish as you break a move in the studio.

When you don’t have a standard leotard but want to channel your inner ballerina, opt for a matching set in light, ballet-inspired pastel colors.

We can’t argue with this color combination.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Trust us—you’ll fall in love with these leggings.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

While this might not be the outfit for a classical ballet class, you have all the right amounts of street cred for your hip-hop class in a cool tank top and warmup sweatpants.

The perfect tank for summer.

Available in sizes 0X to 3X.

You’ll look so cool in these.

Available in sizes S to L.

A pair of biker shorts will allow you to move and groove as much as you want across the studio floor. Wear a comfortable belt around to accentuate your waist more.

Everyone needs a few solid T-shirts in their rotation.

Available in sizes XXS to XL.

You definitely can’t argue with the price of these.

Available in sizes 0X to 3X.

If you have an oversize tank top, tie a knot in the front to create a more fitted, cropped look that’ll also give your outfit some extra texture.

Wear this for a cool streetwear look too.

Available in sizes 36 to 46.

Wear these for all your workouts.

Available in sizes XS to 4X.

Who doesn’t love a little marble on the dance floor? Wear yours with a sleeveless hoodie as you’re doing stretches before class.

How cool is this sweatshirt?

Available in sizes XS to L.

These will grab someone’s attention.

Available in sizes S to L.

You can’t go wrong with a tank top and biker shorts to keep you cool through all those dance combinations. Wear all black for a sleek monochromatic look.

So comfortable.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

You’ll never get tired of these.

Available in One Size.

A strappy sports bra styled with simple leggings will be an outfit you can wear to your barre class and to brunch afterward. 

How cute is this bra?

Available in sizes XS to L.

A good pair of leggings will always be great for a dance class.

Available in sizes XXS to XXXL.

Now that you’ve got a full roster of dance class outfits, you’ll be able to look stylish and feel comfortable for any style of dance you plan to do.