Question: Are Shoes Required for Jazz Dancing?
If you are beginning a jazz class, you will probably want to wear something on your feet for protection. Although many jazz dancers prefer to dance in bare feet, it's smart to cover your feet until you gain a bit of experience and confidence. Jazz dancing usually involves plenty of jumping and spinning, both of which can be difficult and tough on the feet. If you don't want to wear traditional jazz shoes
or sneakers, at least slip on a pair of socks for your first few classes. Of course, every dance instructor is different...check for possible attire requirements before your first class.