Uniform

 

Hair

     

     All levels are expected to wear hair in a traditional ballet bun if long enough, and otherwise neatly secured with pins barrettes and hair ties that match the hair color.  Students arriving without their hair fixed will be asked to return to the lobby and prepare themselves before dancing.   A hairnet is not necessary for class unless it makes it easier to make a bun!  Hair should be secure enough to stay in place during movements like big jumps and turns.  

     The classical ballet bun is special and different from a fashion bun.  It is designed to enhance the line of the face and head.  Please take a moment to watch the video as this hair style has its own technique.

 

 

Uniforms The uniform for each level is required.  Uniforms reduce distractions for student and teacher alike and enhance focus and a sense of pride in and respect for the art form.  

 

Consider shopping local at Piedmont Avenue's Move Me Boutique or Walnut Creek's Contra Costa Dancewear.  

 

A trip to the Dancewear store can be a special and exciting outing and shoes, especially pointe shoes, must always be fitted in person.   

   

     Pre-Ballet:     Ballet Pink or Flesh tone ballet tights

                             Black Leotard of your choice

                                  Full sole leather ballet slippers 

                                  NO SKIRTS OR TUTUS

     Ballet 1:         Ballet Pink or Flesh tone ballet tights

                             Black Leotard of your choice

                                  Full sole leather ballet slippers 

                                  NO SKIRTS OR TUTUS

     Ballet 2:         Ballet Pink or Flesh tone ballet tights

                             Black Leotard of your choice

                                  Full sole leather ballet slippers 

                                  NO SKIRTS OR TUTUS

     Ballet 3:         Ballet Pink or Flesh tone ballet tights

                             Black Leotard of your choice

                             Split sole canvas ballet slippers

                                  NO SKIRTS OR TUTUS

     Ballet 4/5:         Any leotard and tights

                                  Split sole canvas ballet slippers

                                  Professionally fitted pointe shoes

                                  Skirts at the teacher's discretion  

     

 

      Students must cover up when traveling to and from the studio, even if it is just a quick drop off.  It is not appropriate ballet etiquette to wear practice clothes without anything over them outside the studio.    

 

     Please do not wear underwear with your tights and leotard.  It may be helpful to think of the leotard being like a bathing suit - you don’t wear underwear with a bathing suit!  

     Jewelry may only be worn if it is small, lightweight, and securely attached. Earrings should be stud or small dangle lever backs, closed tiny hoops, etc. Necklaces and bracelets should feel weightless. No watches or big hair accessories.