Dress Code

Virginia Ballet Company and School does specify a dress code for all classes and rehearsals located at our school. It is the parents’ and or students’ responsibility to acquire the appropriate attire necessary for individual classes. While there are various styles of leotards available for students to purchase, many are not appropriate for ballet class. For this reason we have revised our dress code to reflect the leotard styles that are acceptable for wear at Virginia Ballet Company and School. These leotard colors and styles are available at local dance supply stores in our area and online.

Students are not permitted to wear oversized items such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, large earrings, etc. Teachers may ask students entering class with oversized items on to remove the item.

Cold Weather Attire: 
During cold weather months students are permitted and should bring a sweater, sweatshirt, and a pair of leg warmers with them to the studio. This is especially important when students are at the studio for rehearsals or have time in between classes. Students may wear these items after class to keep their muscles warm. It is at the teacher’s discretion to allow students to wear warm-up clothing during actual instruction time. Teachers may ask students entering class with warm-up items on to remove the item.

Required Undergarments for Students:
All students are required to wear the proper undergarments (dance trunks, dance bras or camisole leotards, dance belts) with the appropriate clothing designated for the enrolled class.

All students age nine and older are required to apply deodorant.

Students will be dismissed from the classroom if not dressed in the appropriate attire!

Appropriate Classroom Attire for Individual Classes

Creative Movement I & II

Ladies:

  • Light Blue – leotards long sleeve Capezio (#TB134c), short sleeve Capezio (TB132c) or Eurotard (#1043), tank Capezio (#TB142c).
  • White bobby (ankle) socks.
  • Pink ballet flat shoes (canvas or leather).
  • Hair – pulled back out of eyes into a neat bun and secured tightly with bobby pins.

Gentlemen:

  • White short sleeve t-shirt.  
  • Black sweatpants or shorts or white tights. White socks.
  • White ballet flat shoes.
  • Hair – groomed neatly out of the eyes.

Pre-Ballet I & II

Ladies:

  • Pink – leotards long sleeve Capezio (#TB134c), short sleeve Capezio (TB132c) or Eurotard (#1043), tank Capezio (#TB142c).
  • Pink ballet tights.
  • Pink ballet flat shoes (canvas or leather).
  • Hair – pulled back out of eyes into a neat bun and secured tightly with bobby pins.

Gentlemen:

  • White short sleeve t-shirt.
  • Black sweatpants or shorts or white tights. White socks.
  • White ballet flat shoes.
  • Hair – groomed neatly out of the eyes.

Beginning Ballet I, II, & III

Ladies:

  • Royal Blue – leotards long sleeve Capezio (#TB134c or TB135), short sleeve Capezio (TB132c or TB133) or Eurotard (#1043), tank Eurotard (#1089 or #1002).
  • Pink ballet tights.
  • Pink ballet flat shoes (canvas or leather).
  • Hair – pulled back out of eyes into a neat bun and secured tightly with bobby pins.

Gentlemen:

  • White short sleeve t-shirt.
  • Black sweatpants or shorts or white tights. White socks.
  • White ballet flat shoes.
  • Hair – groomed neatly out of the eyes.

Intermediate I, II, III, & IV
Int III & IV Pointe & Variations

Ladies:

  • Burgundy/Maroon – leotards long sleeveCapezio (#TB135), short sleeve Bloch (#L5432) or Bloch (#5402), tank Bloch(#L5415), spaghetti strap Mirella(#M207L).
  • Pink ballet tights.
  • Pink ballet flat shoes (canvas or leather).
  • Pink or European pink – pointe shoes when applicable (pointe class).
  • Hair – pulled back out of eyes into a neat bun and secured tightly with bobby pins.

Gentlemen:

  • White short sleeve t-shirt.
  • Black sweatpants or shorts or white tights. White socks.
  • White ballet flat shoes.
  • Hair – groomed neatly out of the eyes.

Advanced 
Advanced Pointe, Variations & Pas De Deux

Ladies:

  • Black – leotards long sleeve Bloch (#L5409) or Bloch (#L5436), short sleeve Bloch (#L5432), tank Bloch(#L5415) or Natalie (#N8202), spaghetti strap Mirella (#M207L) or Eurotard (#10527), halter Natalie (N9001).
  • Pink ballet tights.
  • Pink ballet flat shoes (canvas or leather). Pink or European pink  pointe shoes.
  • Black over-tights optional (pas de deux).
  • Short ballet skirt optional when applicable(variations).
  • Hair – pulled back out of eyes into a neat bun and secured tightly with bobby pins.

Gentlemen:

  • White short sleeve t-shirt.
  • Black sweatpants or shorts or white tights. White socks.
  • White ballet flat shoes.
  • Hair – groomed neatly out of the eyes.

Conditioning Classes

Ladies & Gentlemen:

  • Comfortable, non-binding moveable exercise clothing
  • Exercise mat, towel and water bottle

Adult Beginning & Intermediate Ballet & Pointe

Ladies:

  • Any color leotard.
  • Pink ballet tights.
  • Pink ballet flat shoes (canvas or leather). Pink ballet pointe shoes (pointe class).
  • Black over-tights and Short ballet skirt optional.
  • Hair – pulled back out of eyes into a neat bun and secured tightly with bobby pins.

Gentlemen:

  • White short sleeve t-shirt.
  • Black sweatpants or shorts or white tights. White or black socks.
  • White or black ballet flat shoes.
  • Hair – groomed neatly out of the eyes.

Character Beg, Int, & Adv

Ladies:

  • Leotard color & style as assigned to class level.
  • Pink ballet tights.
  • Black 1 – 1½ inch character shoes (black).
  • Short ballet Character skirt
  • Hair – pulled back out of eyes into a neat bun and secured tightly with bobby pins.

Gentlemen:

  • White short sleeve t-shirt.
  • Black tights, sweatpants or shorts.
  • White or Black socks.
  • Black Character shoes (for boys or men).
  • Hair – groomed neatly out of the eyes.

 

Modern

Ladies:

  • Leotard color & style as assigned to class level.
  • Pink or black ballet tights.
  • Black over-tights optional.
  • Pink ballet flat shoes optional (taken with no shoes, barefoot, dance paws or with a toe thong).
  • Hair – pulled back out of eyes into a neat bun or may be worn down in a ponytail depending on teacher.

Gentlemen:

  • White short sleeve t-shirt.
  • Black sweatpants or shorts or White or Black tights. White socks optional
  • White ballet flat shoes optional (taken with no shoes, barefoot, dance paws or with a toe thong)
  • Hair – groomed neatly out of the eyes.


Hip Hop 

Curriculum students:

  • Leotard color & style as assigned to class level.
  • Pink or black ballet tights. Black over-tights or jazz pant optional.
  • Non-scuff Black or White dance sneakers. optional, class may be taken in jazz or ballet flat shoe.
  • Hair – pulled back out of eyes into a neat bun or may be worn down in a ponytail depending on teacher.

Non-curriculum students:

  • Black Jazz pant, sweatpant, or comfortable shorts. Black tights, sweatpants or shorts. White short sleeve t-shirt.
  • T-shirt or tank with supportive undergarment.
  • Black tights, sweatpants or shorts.
  • Non-scuff white soled sneakers. Non-scuff White or Black dance sneakers. White socks.
  • Hair – groomed neatly out of the eyes.

Jazz 
Curriculum students:

  • Leotard color & style as assigned to class level.
  • Pink or black ballet tights. Black over-tights or jazz pant optional.
  • Non-scuff Black or White dance sneakers. optional, class may be taken in jazz or ballet flat shoe.
  • Hair – pulled back out of eyes into a neat bun or may be worn down in a ponytail depending on teacher.

Non-curriculum students :

  • Black Jazz pant, sweatpant, comfortable shorts. Black tights with sweatpants or shorts.
  • T-shirt or tank with supportive undergarment.
  • Non-scuff white soled sneakers. White short sleeve t-shirt.
  • Black socks. Non-scuff Black Jazz shoes
  • Hair – groomed neatly out of the eyes


* Students at the Advanced and Intermediate IV and III levels ONLY are permitted to wear a colored leotard the last week of every month. Colored leotards should be of an appropriate style. This is the ONLY week students at the Intermediate IV & III levels will be allowed to wear a halter leotard.

Warm-ups

White, Off-White, Light Pastel, Dark Blue, or Black Sweater (wrap ballet sweaters), sweatshirt, or sweatpants, legwarmers, pull-over ballet tops, or pull-over ballet pants, Virginia Ballet Company and professional dance company apparel is allowed.

Items with rude or vulgar words, phrases, or sayings are not permitted! Students will be asked to remove these items at teacher’s discretion.

Undergarments
Dance trunks, briefs, or girdle (white, pink, black), Dance Bra (nude, black), camisole leotard (nude, white, black with clear straps), Full Body Tight optional  (nude, black) Dance Belts (nude, white, black)