What to Wear to a Dance Class

What to Wear to a Dance Class

So you have booked your dance hen party, and the exciting day is getting closer and closer. But you still have the all-important question to ask your group…what are we wearing?

Our themed dance classes are known for being extremely fun and energetic which is why they are such a popular choice for hen groups! No matter what type you may have chosen, we are sure you will be wondering exactly what to wear to make the most out of the experience.

Dance Party Outfits

Gym Wear or Dance Clothes?

If you don’t fancy going all-out with a full fancy dress-themed outfit, we would highly suggest that you arrive at your dance class in comfortable clothes - Whether that’s gym wear or simply some loose-fitting clothes, you’ll need to wear something that’s both light and unrestrictive. By doing this, you can make the most out of your dance class and focus entirely on learning the moves and steps without worrying about restricted movement.

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What Footwear is Best for Dancing?

The dance activities occur in various venues like studios, function rooms in bars and halls, then trainers, flats, dance shoes, or pumps are all fine and suitable.

We don't recommend bare feet as you can get injuries if you take part without trainers.

Can I Wear Heels?

We get asked this a lot.  Most hen groups won't have danced in heels before in an organised class.  Therefore it’s best to wear trainers, flats or dance shoes for the actual class and then bring heels for the photos.

40+ Hen Party Dance Themes

10 Fancy Dress Hen Party Class Outfit Ideas

1. Beyoncé Single Ladies

With the Beyoncé single ladies' dance class, you will, of course, be learning the dance moves to the famous and extremely iconic Beyoncé song. And if you wanted to go all out, you could dress as they do in the music video or take inspiration from their outfit choices!

2. Grease

The Grease dance will take you back to Rydell High, so if you want to make it an experience to remember, grab some Pink Ladies jackets and get ready to have some fun. We would suggest even wearing all black so that you look the part of Sandy and the gang.

3. 90s Dance

If you are going for the 90s dance class and want some ideas on dressing, think crop tops, baggy pants and bright colours. If you did not want to go all out with the outfit, you could even keep it casual with some gym clothes.

4. Dirty Dancing

Nobody puts Baby in the corner, so for your Dirty Dancing dance class, you will be learning all the moves-front-and-centre! If you want to look the part, either wear the iconic skater dress or some denim jeans with a white top!

5. Burlesque

Burlesque is all about the feathers and tassels, so for this dance class, you will want to go as over the top as you can! Big skirts, feather boas and even some heels if you dare to learn a dance routine in them!

6. Bollywood

Now Bollywood is a dance theme that you can definitely go all out with the outfit choices. Whether you just want to add the classic headwear or if you want to go all out with some of the colourful pants/skirts and tops!

7. Cheerleading

I think there will be very few people who have never dressed up as a cheerleader in their life. With the cheerleading dance class, you will be able to easily look the part and transform it into an entire cheer squad with pom poms and matching sets.

8. 80s Dance

Think LYCRA, neon, leg warmers and all things high-waisted. With your 80s dance hen party class, you will easily be able to look the part during all of this fun. Even if you just added leg warmers into your look, they would make a great addition to the experience.

9. Spice Girls

If there were only 5 of you in your group, then it would be perfect to dress up as each Spice Girl. But if there are more of you, why not let everyone dress up as the Spice Girl that suits them most? It is a great way to feel the part and prepare for the dance class.

10. Belly Dancing

For a belly dance class, you will want to look the part with some maxi skirts or flowing pants and a crop top! It’s the perfect dance theme for you to go all out with and really have fun dressing up to learn a belly dance routine.

What Should You Bring to a Dance Class?

Water - Taking some water with you is a good idea, as you will definitely need it after learning this fun and energetic dance routine! And for staying hydrated throughout the session, especially if your dance class is going to be held during the summer months.

Deodorant/Baby Wipes - Let’s face it, after a dance class, these two essentials are going to be your best friend. Especially if you don’t have time to shower or freshen up at your hen accommodation, making sure you have some deodorant and baby wipes will allow you to quickly freshen up and get ready for the rest of the afternoon.

Leggings - If you are unsure about what to wear, it is always a good idea to bring some leggings with you to change into and then out of at the end of the class.

Cameras - You won’t want to forget this experience of learning a fun dance routine, so make sure your phones are fully charged and ready for some photo opportunities that you and the girls can take.

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