BalletMet Info and Dress Code
Parent Observation Week
Usually Oct/Nov, Feb/March, and then the last week of the Academic Session
Dress Code Sources:
Pink skirts are $11 and available from the teacher
Opening Night-2 locations
6371 Sawmill Rd
163 Granville St.
Dancewear Solutions www.dancewearsolutions.com/
Basic Dress Code:
Dancers are participating in a disciplined art form that requires disciplined preparation. Clothes and shoes should be marked with the student’s name and kept in a dance bag to insure that all items are ready for class.
- Fun Intro Sessions – White socks – comfortable form fitting clothing – t-shirt – leggings or shorts – dancewear if they have it.
- Come Dance With Me – Girls -Pink Leotard, Pink Skirt(BalletMet sells), White Socks (pink ballet shoes if they wish) Boys – White T-shirt - black shorts – White socks ( white ballet shoes if they wish)
- Early Movers-Light or Ballet pink short sleeve leotard, required pink skirt (available for purchase at BalletMet), plain white ankle socks (no ruffles or color – Mondor style 167 preferred available at Opening Night and both BalletMet locations) Can have pink ballet shoes with elastics sewn across the instep if you wish -otherwise white socks are fine)
• Creative Movement and Children’s Ballet: Light or Ballet pink short sleeve leotard, required pink skirt (available for purchase at BalletMet), plain white ankle socks (no ruffles or color – Mondor style 167 preferred available at Opening Night and both BalletMet locations ), pink ballet shoes with elastics sewn across the instep.
• Youth Discover Dance- Any color leotard, black tights, Black ballet or jazz shoes (or white socks if unable to purchase for the short session.
• Entrance Level, Ballet I through Advanced: Students are required to own at least one black leotard-Style CL5415 or CL5405 made by Bloch to be worn both during observation weeks as well as the end of year performance. All other black leotards are to be equal on both shoulders, no halters, turtlenecks, zippers, see through fabric, or color insets or stripes, pink tights (tights must be worn under the leotard and in the shoe), pink ballet slippers and/or pointe shoes (when approved). Ballet slippers must have elastic sewn across the instep and tights must cover the feet (not rolled up to the ankle). The only acceptable sweater for warmth is a black or pink Capezio/Harmonie wrap sweater for students to wear to warm their upper body. No extraneous clothing (skirts, leg warmers, pants, sweatpants, etc.) is to be worn – unless an injury requires it.
• Performance Ensemble Class – In addition to the required style of black leotard, they should purchase the Mirella skirt style MS12 in black.
• Pre-Professional Students and Trainees – Mirella Leotards in White, Black, and Royal, style M207L with the Mirella skirt, style MS12 in Royal and Black are required, as well as pink tights, pink ballet and pointe shoes. In addition, Pre-Professional students will be required to purchase a white classical tutu from Primadonna through BalletMet.
• Boys and Men Ballet: Snug fitting white t-shirts or white tank leotard, black tights, white socks, white ballet slippers, dance belt. Males must have tights that meet the top of their white socks, or slip into their shoes at all times. Rolled up tights with bare feet in the shoes are unhygienic and unacceptable. Young boys may wear biker’s compression shorts of classes.
• Modern: Females: Any solid colored leotard or unitard, black footless tights and bare feet. Males: White T-shirt, dance belt, black footless tights and bare feet.
• Creative Dance: Females – black leotard and black footless tights. Males: White T-shirt, dance belt, black footless tights and bare feet.
• Jazz: Females: Any solid colored leotard or unitard, black tights AND black jazz pants (tight fitting), and regulation jazz shoes. Hair pulled back away from the face. Males: White T-shirt, any solid colored leotard or unitard, black tights AND black jazz pants (tight fitting), and regulation jazz shoes (black preferred). Please, NO jazz sneakers or jazz clogs. All students of Jazz must own black jazz pants.
• Flamenco and Character: Females: Black leotard and pink or black tights, with a full calf-length skirt. Black character shoes. Males: White t-shirt, black tights or tight fitting pants, dance belt, and character shoes
• Hip – Hop Class: T-shirt or leotard, comfortable pants or sweats. Feet should be seen. Jazz shoes are acceptable but lightweight white or light colored sneakers are preferred. Sneakers or tennis shoes should be clean and not have been worn outside. Shoes for Hip-Hop should be worn in the studio only (never outside).
• Ballroom – Female: Comfortable clothing (dance clothing acceptable) loose and swingy skirt, character shoes. Males: Comfortable clothing, jazz or dress pants (no jeans), jazz shoes.
• Tap and PreTap: T-shirt (BalletMet, Taps, dance related, plain white, black, gray, or red), some form of dancewear pant or tights (feet must be able to be seen) and black tap shoes. Students should never wear denim or regular outside street clothing.
• Pilate’s & Yoga: Leotard and tights, or any comfortable clothing. Bare feet or socks. A mat is required.
• Open Ballet: Black leotard, black or pink tights, pink ballet slippers.
• Dance! Stretch! Move! Leotard and tights, or any comfortable clothing, appropriate dance shoes. Mats are available, or you may wish to bring your own.
• Senior Tap: Leotard and tights, or any comfortable clothing, and appropriate dance shoes.
In most dance forms, with the exception of ballet, it is sufficient to have long hair pulled back away from the face and secured in a ponytail. Males should have hair brushed away from their face. Should their hair be longer it must be in a secured ponytail. For girls with very short hair, a headband will suffice.
Hair for ballet class for those girls in Entrance Level, Ballet 1 through Pre-Professional – Hair must be fixed in place close to the head, without exception. There are to be no hanging braids of any kind, or beads. No bangs or whispies. Here are some ways hair may be worn for ballet class:
• French braided with the ends tucked in and pinned.
• High ponytail, ends tucked under, all placed in a hairnet and pinned to head.
• High ponytail, braid ponytail, tuck under, place in hairnet and pin to head.
• Hair too short for ponytail and above options can be held in place with a headband.
• French Twist
Students should learn how to fix their hair. It will take practice, but before long, girls will be able to fix hair in the car on the way to the studio if necessary. All students will be expected to meet hair requirements.
Note: Hairnets are available in most drugstores in the hair accessory department. They should be a fine mesh and as close as possible to hair color.