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Academy Dress Code

Students who do not comply with the following dress code may not be permitted to participate in class.  No dangly jewelry, wrist bands, bracelets, or necklaces are permitted in any class. Colorado Ballet Academy’s dress code varies depending on the class. Below is an outline of what is expected for each class.

Colorado Ballet Academy dress code for LADIES:

  • Creative Dance: Young dancers may wear any outfit which allows them to move comfortably, individuality is encouraged! Ballet slippers are optional , socks and bare feet are acceptable.
  • Pre-Ballet: Ballet slippers (pink leather with a full sole) and a pink leotard and pink tights.
  • Ballet Program Level 1 through Pre-professional: Pink ballet slippers, black leotard (any style), and pale pink tights. Hair must be neatly secured in a bun. Short black dance skirts are acceptable for pointe and pas de deux classes.
  • Jazz: Jazz shoes, black leotard, and black tights or jazz pants. 
  • Tap: Black leotard (any style); Tights or black jazz pants, and black tap shoes.
  • Hip-Hop: Gym shoes or dance sneakers, comfortable clothing that allows movement.
  • Modern: Bare feet or socks, black leotard, and black tights or black leggings.
  • Open Teen/ Adult Ballet: Ballet slippers (leather or canvas), any style leotard and tights or comfortable clothes to move in such as yoga pants and a t-shirt.

Academy dress code for GENTLEMEN:

  • Creative Dance: Young dancers may wear any outfit which allows them to move comfortably, individuality is encouraged! Ballet slippers are optional, socks and bare feet are acceptable.
  • Pre-Ballet: Black gym shorts, underwear, white t-shirt, black or white ballet slippers.
  • Ballet level 1-pre-professional: Black tights or gym shorts, dance belt, white t-shirt, black or white ballet slippers. 
  • Boys Intro to Dance: Socks, gym shorts or comfortable clothing that allows movement as well as being form fitting, which allows teachers to see the body to make proper corrections.
  • Modern: Bare feet or socks, black comfortable clothing that allows movement.
  • Jazz: Jazz shoes, black jazz pants or comfortable clothing that allows movement as well as being form fitting, which allows teachers to see the body to make proper corrections.
  • Tap: Tap Shoes, comfortable clothing that allows movement as well as being form fitting.
  • Hip-Hop: Gym shoes or dance sneakers, comfortable clothing that allows movement.
  • Open Teen/ Adult Ballet: Ballet slippers (leather or canvas), any style leotard and tights or comfortable clothes to move in such as yoga pants and a t-shirt.

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