Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

FAQs

Recommended shoes and tights are listed below on this page with links where they may be available for order.  They are often available from other online sellers or dance shops as well.

Tuition is due on the 1st day of the month August-April. Payments not made by the 10th of the month are subject to a $10.00 late fee.

Checks may be placed in the dropbox in the waiting area of Studio 1 or you can set up an autopay through your bank.

Dancers are asked to wear tights and a leotard to ballet classes. This attire may be worn for all classes – except for acro dance, which requires bare feet. Otherwise, dancers should wear form fitting clothes to non-ballet classes.  Dancers are also required to wear the proper shoes. Students should have hair secured and away from their face. Recommended shoes and tights are listed below.

If weather requires we will cancel classes. DDC does NOT follow local school district closings.  If classes must be canceled an email will be sent and notice placed on the website. Make-ups for cancelled classes are held the week before Recital.

If your question is not answered here or cannot be answered by our website, please email us at gretchen@developpedance.com.

Recommended Shoes and Tights

Pink tights are worn for Ballet and Pointe. 

Recommended tights are the Capezio Ultra Soft Transition or Footed tights. Color is Ballet Pink.
Adult transition sizes can be ordered here.  Child transition sizes can be ordered here.
Adult footed sizes can be ordered here. Child footed sizes can be ordered here.

Caramel tights are worn for all classes other than Ballet/Pointe and Acro.

For Modern/Lyrical/Contemporary and Dance Team/Cheer, stirrup style tights are worn. The stirrup style can also be worn for other classes requiring different dance shoes (Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop), eliminating the need to have different tights. When they are worn with anything other than the lyrical shoe, the back must be pulled down over the heel and tucked in the shoe so that the bottom opening of the tight is not visible. 

Recommended tights are the Capezio Ultra Soft Stirrup tights. Color is Caramel – Adult sizes can be ordered here; and Child sizes can be ordered  here.

Dancers who need caramel tights only for Jazz or Tap can wear a footed caramel tight if preferred.  Adult sizes can be ordered here. Child sizes can be ordered here.

Required shoes are pink ballet slippers.

Bloch Pulse jazz shoe, color: Tan– can be purchased here (Adult) or here (Child)

Bloch Eclipse canvas lyrical shoe, color: Nude – can be purchased here

Adult: Bloch Tap-Flex tap shoe, color: Tan – can be purchased here

Tap – Child: Theatricals Neoprene Insert tap shoe, color: Tan – can be purchased here

For pointe shoes, I recommend going to Mark’s Dancewear.  They will fit pointe shoes by appointment.  They are located at 6212 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131, phone: (515) 270-0744.

The black hip hop shoes we wear can be purchased here

Bloch Eclipse canvas lyrical shoe, color: Nude – can be purchased here