Classical Ballet Academy Parent and Student Handbook
------Creative Movement & Pre-Ballet------
Ladies: Pink tights, any leotard. Shirts or modest tutus are welcome. Hair in a bun or ponytail.
Gentlemen: Black tights or any fitted athletic pants, any t-shirt or tank top.
All: ballet slippers of any color. Split sole style is highly recommended.
Ladies: “ballet pink” colored tights, black leotard*, split-sole canvas ballet slippers with ¾”-1” ribbons stitched at elastic. No skirts or warm ups during class. Hair in a neat and secure bun
Gentlemen: Black tights, white tshirt, black or white canvas, black split-sole ballet slippers.
*You may wear any black leotard to class but each student will need a simple camisole style leotard for exams and class demonstrations. (No decorations, fancy straps, etc.)
“Ballet pink” colored tights (Not European pink colored.)
Black leotards. Colored or patterned leotards may be worn for Saturday classes and rehearsals only. Black leotards will be required for all auditions regardless of the day of the week in which they fall. You may wear any black leotard to class but each student will need a simple camisole style leotard for exams and class demonstrations. (No decorations, fancy straps, etc.) Other leotards may be needed on occasion for performances. We strive to make these affordable and accessible.
Ballet Skirts are allowed, but plan to be flexible should a teacher prefer you remove it during class. Black bullet pointe style pull-on skirts are not required for classes, but you will need one for exams, class demonstrations and some performance opportunities. Please have one in your personal dancewear collection. Absolutely no skirts, bloomers or over garments of any kind are allowed in pas de deux classes.
Black tights and bloomers or running shorts with bare legs are allowed for contemporary and modern classes.
Black tea length character skirt
All Ballet, Pointe, Character, Pas de Deux, Repertoire classes & rehearsals: neat and secure bun.
Modern, Contemporary, Composition classes: bun, neat ponytail, or full braids.
Pink split sole ballet slippers with ribbons for all ballet technique classes
Pink pointe shoes. Pointe shoes must be matted for all performances
Black character shoes. We strongly prefer 2" heels for ages 12 and up.
Nude ballet slippers without ribbons for modern and contemporary classes and performances
Black Jazz shoes for some performances and are optional for class. (You can wait to purchase these prior to performances where they are needed.)
Gentlemen: Black tights, white tshirt, black or white canvas, split-sole ballet slippers**. For contemporary classes you may wear black t-shirts and shorts if you'd like.
** Gentlemen will likely need both black and white ballet slippers for performances.
Black Jazz shoes for som performances and are optional for class. (You can wait to purchase these prior to performances where they are needed.)