Ballet Dress Code

barre_bwUniforms create unity and are a badge of honor as higher levels are achieved. Undergarments should not be worn as leotards or exposed in class. Nude leotards are available that can be worn under the official uniform for students that would like the modesty of an additional layer of clothing. Skirts may be worn for Pointe work and no uniform is required for Pilates, however the student must be in clothing that allows them to move. Hair must be securely contained in a bun. Students with their hair not up in an appropriate manner will be asked to leave class until their hair is contained. Effective September 2009, The RC Ballet Conservatory will be implementing the dress code from the ABT® National Training Curriculum. The appropriate ABT® Uniform must be worn for ABT® all Curriculum Examinations. Capezio-ABT Academy Collection is the provider of the official dance wear. The RC School will allow students in class with the prior curriculum dance wear however starting April 2010 all dancers must be in the official uniform.

PrimaryIncludes Kinderdance and Princess Ballet

A & B White Leotard with skirt and pink tights

C Pink Leotard with skirt and pink tights

Level 1 Mint leotard and pink tights

Level 2 A/B Lavender Leotard and pink tights

Level 3 A/B Fuchsia Pink Leotard, pink tights

Level 4 Cobalt Blue Leotard* & Black, pink tights

Level 5 Purple Leotard* and pink tights

Level 6 Navy Blue Leotard* and pink tights

Level 7 Black Leotard and pink tights

*Master classes dress code is a solid black leotard


Boys: ABT Black or Gray shorts, pants or tights, ABT white shirt, white socks and back ballet slippers

Pilates: Comfortable exercise cloths can be worn.


Character: Black character shoes with a 1” heel. Bloch Children’s Rhythm 1 Inch Heel Buckle Character Shoe or Capezio Children’s 1” Academy Character Shoe is recommended.

Ballet Slippers: Pink leather or canvas ballet slippers for ladies and black for gentlemen. Bloch split sole shoe is recommended.

Daily Ballet Dress Code

Monday-Thursday= all students must wear curriculum leotards, pink tights, pink ballet shoes/pointe shoes when applicable for ladies, black ballet shoes for gentlemen, and hair mid-bun.

Friday=Free Friday! (Dance Attire Only)

Saturday= Primary-Level 2 curriculum leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and hair in a mid      bun, Level 3 and up may wear black leotards.

Sunday=Free Dance Attire (must wear leotard)

*Level 3 and up – practice tutu (optional)

*Character Class– please wear black character shoes with a 1” heel.

*Pre-Professional Training Program Students- Rehearsal Tutu, uniform as detailed above, waist band for Ballet Classes (one white for black leotards and one black for other leotards), ballet shoes/pointe shoes are ALWAYS with you, ballet bun in back of head (not top), no jewelry or watches.



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