Dress Code

Ballet & Pointe Class Attire

Hand-In-Hand Creative Dance & Pre-Ballet Class Attire

Traditional Ballet Attire Female:  Pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Traditional Ballet Attire Male:  White t-shirt, dance shorts, black ballet slippers

See the Ballet Tights Guide for tights recommendation

Fundamental Program

Beginner Ballet 1, 2, 3, 4 and Teen Ballet Class Attire

Traditional Dance Attire Female: Black leotard, pink seamed tights, pink canvas or leather ballet slippers
Traditional Dance Attire Male: White t-shirt, dance shorts, black ballet slippers

See the Ballet Tights Guide for tights recommendation

Intensive Division Ballet Class Attire

All female ballet students should wear traditional attire (i.e. pink tights, pink ballet slippers & hair pulled back securely in a bun).  The following are the assigned leotard colors for each level.

Level 1 – Pink or lavender leotard
Level 2 – Any shade of blue (navy, royal, light blue, turquoise, etc.) leotard
Level 3 – Any shade of red (burgundy, garnet, wine, etc.) leotard
Levels 4 through 7 – Any color leotard for ballet technique classes

Traditional Male Attire:  White t-shirt, dance shorts, black ballet slippers

See the Ballet Tights Guide for tights recommendation

Pointe Class Attire

Traditional Female Attire:
Black leotard must be worn for all levels of Pointe
Properly fitted pointe shoes with ribbons and elastics secured

Traditional Male Attire:
White t-shirt, dance shorts, black ballet slippers

See the Ballet Tights Guide for tights recommendation

Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Acro & Tap Class Attire

Jazz Class Attire

Traditional Female Attire:  Black jazz pants, solid color leotard, & black jazz shoes
Traditional Male Attire: T-shirt, gym shorts, warm up pants, jazz shoes

Contemporary Jazz

Traditional Female Attire:  Solid color leotard, convertible tights, jazz pants, & bare feet, Footundeez or Pirouettes Lyrical Half Sole
Traditional Male Attire: White t-shirt, dance shorts, barefeet, Footundeez or Pirouettes Lyrical Half Sole

Modern Class Attire

Traditional Female Attire:  Solid color leotard, convertible tights, jazz pants, & bare feet, Footundeez or Pirouettes lyrical half sole
Traditional Male Attire: White t-shirt, dance shorts, bare feet, Footundeez or Pirouettes lyrical half sole

Hip Hop Class Attire

Traditional Female Attire: Solid color leotard, black jazz pants, black hip hop sneakers
Traditional Male Attire: T-shirt, gym shorts, warm up pants, black hip hop sneakers

Acro Dance Class Attire

Traditional Female Attire:  Solid color leotard, convertible tights, jazz pants, & bare feet
Traditional Male Attire: White t-shirt, dance shorts, bare feet

Acro Dance Supplies required for class

Tap Class Attire

Traditional Female Attire: Solid color leotard, tan tights or black jazz pants, black tap shoes
Traditional Male Attire:  T-Shirt, gym shorts, warm up pants, black tap shoes (black oxford style tie taps, no split/flex soles). Taps must have 3 screws.

Tap Shoes Levels 1 - 3

Tap Shoes Level 4 & Up

Black oxford style tie taps. Capezio Tel-Tone taps, Bloch Shockwave taps, or So Danca professional taps preferred on the shoes.  No split/flex soles.  Taps must have 3 screws.

Dance Apparel & Supply Sources

Local Area & Online

Dancewear, etc. — Manchester, NH
Dancer’s Closet — Nashua, NH
Toe, Tap N’ Tights — Salem, NH
Damien’s Dancewear — Chelmsford, MA
Patterson’s Backbay Dancewear — Burlington, MA
On Your Toes Dancewear — Peabody, MA

Online Only

Discount Dance
For your convenience a complete listing of dress code items is available at www.discountdance.com. From the site on the left hand side click on the blue tab labeled “Dance Teacher Program”. On the next page you will click on the green left side tab “Teacher Log In/Search”. Insert our Teacher ID “TP65625”. From our Dress Code page you will find a drop down menu “Currently Showing”. Select the appropriate category (tights, shoes, leotards, etc.) for the items you wish to view.

* Capezio, Bloch or Grishko brand shoes & tights are preferred.

Tights Guide

Ballet Tights — Theatrical Pink

Capezio Seamed Professional Mesh Transition Tight
Color: Theatrical Pink
Adult Style No: 9
Child Style No: 9C

Transitional Tights — Tan or Black

Capezio Ultra Soft Transition Tight
Color: Light Suntan or Black
Adult Style No: 1816 — or– 1916 (waistband preference)
Child Style No: 1816C — or — 1916C (waistband preference)

Footless Tights — Tan or Black

Capezio Hold & Stretch Footless Tights
Color: Light Suntan or Black
Adult Style No: 140
Child Style No: 140C

Stirrup Tights — Tan or Black

Capezio Hold & Stretch Stirrup Tights
Color: Light Suntan or Black
Adult Style No: 145
Child Style No: 145C

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