THE EARLY DANCE CONSORT ~ Renaissance & Baroque Dance

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What to wear for dance classes

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Generally for all classes we recommend wearing loose, comfortable clothing with room to move for warm-up exercises and dancing. Full skirts, loose or stretch trousers, and shorts are fine. Narrow or full-length skirts and tight or low-slung trousers are not recommended.

Shoes - You may have suitable street shoes. We understand that buying special dance shoes can be expensive. Comfort and safety are most important. Bare feet, joggers or comfortable, light street shoes may be suitable if that's what you're used to. High heels, stilettos, rubber or heavy-soled shoes or boots are not appropriate.

For Renaissance Dance - Flexible flat-soled shoes secured with elastic, straps or laces:-

For Baroque Dance - Flexible, low-heeled shoe with elastic, straps or laces, e.g. for women:-

For both Renaissance and Baroque - suitable for men and women:-

See Where to buy for local suppliers in Sydney

Dance Shoes (18th C)