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Dress Code

The ballet dress code has two primary purposes. The first and most important purpose is practical: it allows the instructor and student to have a good view of the body in order to detect misalignment or other technical errors that may be covered by baggy clothing. Their second purpose is more abstract; class uniforms create a sense of discipline and professionalism as well as promote unity within classes and a sense of achievement as each level "graduates" to a new leotard/T-shirt color.


Class leotard (see colors and styles below), pink tights, pink ballet shoes (canvas preferred). Pointe students must have pointe shoes in good repair. Skirts and tutus are only to be worn on parent observation days.

Leotard Colors/Styles by Level

Creative Movement: Light pink short-sleeve

Elementary 1: Lavender short-sleeve

Elementary 2: Light blue short-sleeve

Ballet 1: Burgundy tank

Ballet 2: Plum/dark purple tank

Ballet 3: Teal any style except halters, rhinestones, and cut-outs

Ballet 4-5: Black any style except halters, rhinestones, and cut-outs



Creative Movement/Elementary:

Fitted T-shirt (see colors below), black leggings or bicycle shorts, white socks, white or black ballet shoes (canvas preferred)

Ballet 1-5:

Fitted T-shirt (see colors below), black tights, white socks, white or black ballet shoes (canvas preferred).

T-shirt Colors by Level

Creative Movement: White or light pink

Elementary 1: White or lavender

Elementary 2: White or light blue

Ballet 1: White or burgundy

Ballet 2: White or plum/dark purple

Ballet 3: White or teal

Ballet 4-5: White or black

optional Classes


Girls: Class leotard, black character skirt, black character shoes.

Boys: Class T-shirt, black tights, black jazz shoes or boots.



Girls: Class leotard; black jazz pants, capris, or shorts; black jazz shoes

Boys: Class T-shirt, black tights or jazz pants, black jazz shoes

Modern Improvisation

Girls: Class leotard, footless tights, bare feet

Boys: Class T-shirt and tights, or black unitard, bare feet

Hair, Jewelry, & Warm-ups

Hair should be neatly pulled back and secured with no loose strands. Use plenty of hairpins to hold the hair so it doesn't come down during class. A hairnet and hairspray or gel help to prevent flyaways. Snoods and butterfly clips should not be used. Acceptable variations of a classic bun include a French twist, crown braid, two side buns, and braided buns, as long as the hair is tight and secure.

Jewelry is not to be worn in class. Stud earrings are acceptable. Instructors reserve the right to ask students to remove articles of jewelry if they are distracting or unsafe for the dancer to wear in class.

False nails should not be worn in class.

In the winter months, dancers may bring a fitted ballet sweater (pink, black, or class color) with them to class. Also, fitted light pink leg warmers or a fitted light pink or black full body warmer may be worn during cold weather periods. Baggy cover-ups are not allowed during class.

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