*As a note, we are always accepting donations of gently used dancewear, especially character shoes and character skirts*
Leotards and Tights:
Academy Dance Supplies is now online! www.academydancesupplies.com is the official ABSA uniform retailer, where you may purchase your class leotards online and pick up at Maryland Hall. Tights coming soon!
Character Skirts are made by Brenda Lasher at https://characterskirt.com/, our ABSA seamstress. Contact your teacher for more information.
Shoes (Purchased at Dance Supplies, Etc in Severna Park, MD):
For Pre-Ballet and Classical Ballet 1-3, we suggest Bloch leather full sole ballet shoes. Classical Ballet 4 and up may wear leather split sole.
We require the Freed canvas character shoes with elastic ankle strap. Classical Ballet 1-3 wears the low heel, and Classical Ballet 4 and up wear the cuban heel.
We recommend the Bloch Tensus Demi Pointe Shoe for Classical Ballet 3 Pre-Pointe class and Vocational Examinations.
ABSA does not recommend or require a specific type of pointe shoe, but recommends the student be fitted by a store professional to ensure the best brand for their individual foot.