For people who do studio danceing. What do female dancers wear for danceing. Do you wear the leotards with tights or do you wear the yoga bellbottoms with belly shirt? Just wondering if that is still traditional atire or one more thing that has been hit by the fashion taboo.
I work professionally, so my theatre has a bit higher standards when it comes to dancing practice.
Female dance rules are as follows(for my theatre):
-White, black, flesh or pink tights must be worn, unless time or event restrictions require bare legs. For use in lyrical rehearsals, tights may not be rolled beyond a half-inch thick, and they may not be rolled up above the mid-calf. Legs should be unadorned, with the exception of tight volleyball-style shorts that in no way alter the shape or form of the body.
-Leotards must be black or flesh coloured, form fitting, and may not have adornments other than functional zippers. They may not have sleeves longer than the average short-sleeve, and they may not be hinderingly or offensively low-cut. Undergarments must be subtle and may not have straps that hinder movement or prove distracting.
Our rules are really stiff because we're professionals. Usually people can wear form-fitting t-shirts in more casual studios.
Also, bell-bottoms will NEVER be allowed in dance so long as form matters. The universal rule for traditional dance requires that practice outfits must be form-fitting enough for the teacher to see your body easily.