DRESS CODE

ACBA's dress code is designed to encourage unity and discipline among our students. Students not meeting the required dress code will be restricted from participation in class. All uniform items can be purchased at ACBA. Please note: Do not use fabric softeners when laundering dance attire; it damages studio floors.

Dance with Me and Adult Classes

Adults:

  • Non-restrictive clothing

  • Leotard and tights are encouraged

  • Any color split sole canvas ballet slippers

  • Hair is required to be pulled back into a neat bun and fastened securely for ballet.

 

Toddlers:

  • Light pink leotard

  • Tutu/skirt optional

  • Ballet pink split sole canvas ballet slippers

  • Ballet pink tights. Tights should be matte (not shiny or Lycra), no seam, with no holes and worn without underwear.

Ballet

Female:

  • Assigned leotard color (see list below).

  • Ballet pink tights. Tights should be matte (not shiny or Lycra), no seam, with no holes and worn without underwear.

  • Ballet pink split sole canvas ballet slippers that match the color of the tights.

  • Program level dancers must have ribbon on their slippers.

  • Hair is required to be pulled back into a neat bun and fastened securely using pins and a hair net. Short hair needs to be fastened away from face. Students/parents are responsible for the necessary supplies to have hair done prior to class.

  • Wrap skirt optional for repertoire at the instructor's discretion.

  • Only dancers invited to join pointe may purchase and wear pointe shoes. Pointe shoes must have a criss cross elastic. Russian Pointe brand is preferred.

Leotard Colors

  • Bitty Bear Ballet-light pink

  • Pre Ballet-lavender

  • Ballet I-light blue

  • Ballet II-navy blue

  • Ballet III/IV-red

  • All Program Levels-black

Male:

  • Snug-fitting white t-shirts

  • Black footed tights. 

  • Black canvas split sole ballet shoes.

  • Dance belts are required for Level I and above.

  • Men must wear shirts.

  • Hair should be combed and fastened away from the face if long.

  • No headbands, bandanas, or other headwear.

Contemporary

Female:

  • Black leotard

  • Black convertable or footless tights

  • Hair is required to be pulled back from the face. Students/parents must be responsible for the necessary supplies to have hair done before class time.

  • Foot undies or bare feet only

 

Male:

  • Snug-fitting black t-shirts

  • Black tights footed tights. 

  • Foot undies or bare feet only

  • Dance belts are required for Level I and above.

  • Men must wear shirts.

  • Hair should be combed and fastened away from face if long.

  • No headbands, bandanas, or other headwear.

 

Hip Hop

  • Non-restrictive clothing

  • Non-street shoe tennis shoes

 

Jazz

 

Female:

  • Any color leotard or fitted shirt

  • Black jazz/yoga pants or shorts

  • Black canvas split sole jazz shoes

  • Hair is required to be pulled back into a neat ponytail. Short hair needs to be fastened away from face

 

Male:

  • Any color shirt. Shirt must fit appropriately.

  • Black jazz/yoga pants or shorts

  • Black canvas split sole jazz shoes

  • Hair should be combed and fastened away from face if long.

 

Additional Guidelines

  • Shoes should be neatly sewn with like color thread. NO safety pins.

  • No jewelry. Small earrings are allowed at the teacher discretion.

  • Dancewear is to be kept laundered and in good repair. Any holes should be mended with same color thread.

  • Please mark clothing, shoes and dance bags with the student’s name and class level. 

  • Dress Code must be adhered to in all rehearsals.

  • Students that do not have proper hair or attire may be asked to sit out.

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