In keeping with the traditions of classical ballet, girls must wear their hair fastened securely in a bun on the back of the head for all classes. Pony tails are allowed for classes in the Preschool Program. (There are practical reasons for this, other than aesthetic ones. Body alignment is critical in ballet, and the instructor must be able to see the line of a student’s body from the head down. Hair not up and off the neck can prevent this.) Laces and/or ribbons must be tucked into the shoes. Do not wear jewelry in class (earrings, watches, rings, necklaces, bracelets, etc.). Please leave these items at home!
A girls dressing room is located off the lobby. Please do not leave purses or valuables in the dressing room during classes – take them into the studio with you. Better yet, don’t even bring valuables with you. Students should not enter and leave the premises dressed only in leotard and tights. This is not proper. Please wear a “cover-up”.
Uniforms & Dress Code
Exclusively Ballet & Dance follows a mandatory uniform policy in which most skill levels will have a specific color of leotard. These uniforms MUST be purchased through the office. Please purchase TWO so that laundry doesn’t keep your child from being in uniform. Please note that all tights and ballet/pointe shoes need to be pink.
|Level||Leotard||Tight||Ballet Shoe||Tap Shoe||Jazz Shoe|
|Preschool I (3yr)||Pink||Pink||Pink||N/A||N/A|
|Preschool II (4yr)||Lt Blue||Pink||Pink||White||Pink Ballet|
|Preschool III (5yr)||Lavender||Pink||Pink||White||Pink Ballet|
|Technique (6yr)||Mulberry||Pink||Pink||White||Pink Ballet|
|Intermediate (7yr)||Black||Pink||Pink||Black Tie Split Sole||Tan|
|Level I (8yr)||Black||Pink||Pink||Black Tie Split Sole||Tan|
|Level II||Black||Pink||Pink||Black Tie Split Sole||Tan|
|Level III||Black||Pink||Pink||Black Tie Split Sole||Tan|
|Level IV||Black||Pink||Pink||Black Tie Split Sole||Tan|
***No uniform required for Teens, Adults and Dance Teams unless specified by your instructor. ***
*Occasionally, we will have “Wear What You Want” week, in which students will be allowed to stray from their regular uniform. These weeks will be specified by the office, and will be marked on studio calendars—so watch for them! Please note that appropriate dance attire (such as leotard and tights) is still required to take class during these weeks!
Where To Buy Dancewear
Exclusively Ballet & Dance will take orders for dancewear and other supplies at our Open House Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 10:00am to 2:00pm. Come by and be fitted for Leotards, tights and shoes. Since wearing a uniform is mandatory we ask that you buy 2 leotards and 2 tights so that laundry isn’t the excuse for not being in uniform. Once uniforms have come in students are expected to be in uniform at all times. To find a dancewear store near you, please check the Yellow Pages under the heading “Dancing Supplies”. There are several stores located throughout this area.