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Uniform Guidelines

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Ballet/Contemporary Dress Code

General Rules

  • Jewelry should not be worn in class.
  • All dancewear and shoes must have the student’s name in permanent ink.  Dance Arts is not responsible for lost dance items.
  • No feathers or sequined items will be allowed in the studio.
  • Female students do not wear undergarments with tights.

General Supplies

All dance students need a bag large enough to carry required pairs of shoes.  Also, Dance Arts female students should carry a smaller bag to class containing the following items:  hair brush, hair pins, bobby  pins, clips hair nets, hair elastics, and safety pins.

Students who are not properly prepared (hair and uniform) may be asked to sit out.

Short hair – should be pulled back off the face with clips, barrettes, bobby pins, or fabric headbands.

Medium length hair (too short for a bun) – ponytails or pigtails.

Longer hair – should always be secured in a neat and tidy bun, using hair pins and hair nets.  Wisps should be secured bobby pins, clips, barrettes, where needed.

Female students enrolled in supplemental technique classes should wear pink tights and pink ballet shoes.  The leotard is the student’s choice of style and color.

 

Concepts A+B:

Uniform:

Option A

  • Female: Capezio – purple cap-sleeved leotard, ½ inch white elastic hip alignment belt, pink ballet shoes.
  • Male:  White t-shirt, black knit shorts, white socks and black or white ballet shoes.

Option B

  • Female: Capezio – Lavender cotton-lycra tank style leotard, ½ inch white elastic hip alignment belt, pink ballet shoes.
  • Male:  White short-sleeved leotard or white t-shirt, black bike shorts or heavy men’s black tights, white socks and black or white ballet shoes.

Primary A/B/C:

Supplies:

  • 5” x 5.5” (half sized) white 3-ring binder with student’s name printed on the outside
  • “Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet” by Gail Grant (3rd Edition or newer) ($10 – B&N)
  • Plain, solid color yoga mat.

Uniform:

Option A

  • Female: Capezio – Light blue cotton-lycra tank style leotard, ½ inch white elastic hip alignment belt, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes.
  • Male:  White short-sleeved leotard or white t-shirt, black bike shorts or heavy men’s black tights, white socks and black or white ballet shoes.

Option B

  • Female: Capezio – Royal blue cotton-lycra tank style leotard, ½ inch white elastic hip alignment belt, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes.
  • Male:  White short-sleeved leotard or white t-shirt, black bike shorts or heavy men’s black tights, white socks and black or white ballet shoes.

Option C

  • Female: Capezio – Burgundy cotton-lycra tank style leotard, pink tights, demi pointe or pre-pointe shoes with instructor approval, pink ballet shoes.
  • Male:  White short-sleeved leotard or white t-shirt, black bike shorts or heavy men’s black tights, black ballet shoes, and a black or nude dance belt.

 

Pre-Professional:

Supplies:

  • 5” x 5.5” (half sized) white 3-ring binder with student’s name printed on the outside
  • “Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet” by Gail Grant (3rd Edition or newer) ($10 – B&N)
  • “The Human Body – An Illustrated Guide to Your Body and How It Works” by Amber Books ($10 – B&N)
  • Plain, solid color yoga mat.
  • 36” hard foam roller
  • Tennis ball

Uniform:

  • Female:  Capezio – Black cotton-lycra tank style leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, pointe shoes with instructor approval.
  • Male:  White short-sleeved leotard or white t-shirt, bleck cike shorts or heavy men’s black tights, black ballet shoes, and black or nude dance belt.

 

**Parents, please use discretion when purchasing “The Human Body…” as it contains anatomically correct illustrations of every part of the male and female bodies, explicitly for educational purposes.  If parents decide they do not wish for their child to have this book, it will not be held against them.

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