How you dress your child for tap-dancing class is one of the most important things you can do for your own little dance star. Ensuring the shoes and uniform are appropriate and comfortable will have a direct affect on your child's ability to focus. With shoes, it is best to get the best fit possible: going a size up that they'll "grow in to" can be at best uncomfortable and dangerous. The leotard or athletic top should be snug and flexible, ensuring maximum breathing and ease of movement. A breathable leotard and good shoes can make all the difference in tap dancing.