Dress Code

At North Reading School of Ballet, we adhere to the following dress code. Proper dress code allows for dancers to move properly and for teachers to see students alignment and posture, minimizes distractions and creates a uniform look in the class. By “dressing the part” dancers feel like part of the group. Our goal is to encourage the team spirit and the focus and respect that learning the art of dance requires.  

All students MUST have hair pulled back away from face. A bun is required for all ballet classes.  No loose jewelry, accessories. 

Young Dancer items may be ORDERED HERE and purchased through the main office. On Your Toes in Peabody carries everything needed for our complete dress code and they have a list at the store for your convenience.

Tiny Dancer, with Tap:

Candy Pink Short sleeve skirted leotard (Bloch CL8262), Ballet Pink tights (tights available in main office or Body Wrappers Theatrical Pink C80), Pink ballet slippers (order at main office or Bloch #205 full sole), Black patent leather tap shoes with elastic ties

 

Pre-Ballet I, with Tap:

Lavender Short sleeve skirted leotard (Bloch CL8262), Ballet Pink tights (tights available in main office or Body Wrappers Theatrical Pink C80), Pink ballet slippers (Bloch #205 full sole) and Black patent leather tap shoes with elastic ties 

 

Pre-Ballet II and Pre-Ballet I/II, with Tap:

Pastel Blue Short sleeve skirted leotard (Bloch CL8262), Ballet Pink tights (tights available in main office or Body Wrappers Theatrical Pink C80), Pink ballet slippers (Bloch #205 full sole) and Black patent leather tap shoes with elastic ties 

 

Ballet/Tap/Jazz Introductory:

Burgundy Tank Leotard and optional white ballet skirt (items easily available through office),  Ballet Pink tights (Body Wrappers Theatrical Pink C80), Pink ballet slippers (Bloch #205 full sole) and Black patent leather tap shoes with elastic ties (No jazz shoes required)

 

Ballet I-III:

Black tank leotard, Ballet Pink tights (Body Wrappers Theatrical Pink C80/A80), Pink ballet slippers

(Bloch #205 full sole), black ballet skirt (optional)


 

Ballet IV and up:

Black camisole leotard, Ballet Pink seamed convertible tights (Body Wrappers Theatrical Pink C45/A45),

Pink leather split sole ballet slippers (Bloch 258 or Bloch 208), Black ballet skirt (optional)

 

Jazz I - VI:

Black leotard, Tan footed or convertible tights (Body Wrappers Jazzy Tan C80/A80 or

C81/A81), Tan split sole jazz shoes (Bloch 495) No ties.

 

Jazz V/VI:

Black leotard, Tan footed or convertible tights (Body Wrappers Jazzy Tan C80/A80 or

C81/A81), Tan split sole jazz shoes (Bloch 495) No ties.

 

Tap Level I - VI:

Black leotard, Tan footed or convertible tights (Body Wrappers Jazzy Tan C80/A80 or C81/A81)

Bloch Respect tap, black (S0361L) or Black tie tap shoe

 

Contemporary:

Black leotard, Tan convertible tights (Body Wrappers Jazzy Tan C81/A81)

 

Modern:

Black leotard, Tan or black convertible or footless tights (Body Wrappers Jazzy Tan or

Black C81/A81 or C33/A33)

 

Hip-Hop:

Dance pants or shorts with a t-shirt and clean black sneakers (not to be worn outside)

 

Musical Theater:

Black leotard, tights or dance pants, Tan split sole jazz shoes (Bloch 495)

Acro:

Solid colored leotard, leggings or footless/convertible tights. FEET MUST BE BARE!

 

Boys:

Black pants or shorts, white t-shirt, black jazz, tap or ballet shoes

 

Adult Ballet:

Leotard/tights or dance pants/shirt and ballet slippers

 

*If your child has ballet and another class with different color tights, please wear pink tights for

all classes*