Dress Code

What a dancer wears to class is important.  Each class has a specific uniform that the dancers are required to wear (see below for details).

The uniform helps create a sense of discipline and order while allowing the teachers to see what a student's body is doing. Students at each level are assigned a specific uniform and are expected to wear their uniforms, along with proper dance shoes, for all regular classes. Students may be unable to participate in class if the dress code is not adhered to. 

Please note for our summer classes, camps, and workshops, dancewear is required, however, the exact style and color is not required.

Click here for our 2020-21 Dress Code.

For options on purchasing dancewear, click here.

 Quick links to dress code for:

JUNIOR DIVISION

Junior Division 1

Girls: PALE GREEN CAPEZIO TANK Style SE1002C  leotard, Capezio Ultra Soft footed pink ballet tights #1915, Capezio Lily or Daisy ballet shoes. Hair must be in a classical bun with hairnet. Boys: White form fitting T-Shirt, black bike shorts, white socks, white full sole leather ballet shoes.  

Junior Division 2

Girls: HUNTER GREEN CAPEZIO TANK Style SE1002C leotard, Capezio Ultra Soft footed pink ballet tights #1915, Capezio Lily or Daisy ballet shoes. Hair must be worn in a classical bun with hairnet. Boys: black tights, black dance shirt, white socks, white full sole leather ballet shoes. 

Junior Division 3

Girls: ROYAL BLUE CAPEZIO TANK Style CC201C  leotard, Capezio Ultra Soft footed pink ballet tights #1915, Capezio Lily or Daisy ballet shoes. Hair must be worn in a classical bun with hairnet. Boys: black tights, black dance shirt, white socks, white full sole leather ballet shoes. Please have at least 2 leotards and pairs of tights.

Junior Division 4

Girls: RASPBERRY CAPEZIO TANK Style CC102 leotard, Capezio Ultra Soft footed pink ballet tights #1915, Capezio leather full sole ballet shoes. Hair must be worn in a classical bun with hairnet. Boys: black tights, black form-fitting dance shirt, white socks, white ballet shoes.  Please have at least 2 leotards and pairs of tights.  

Junior Division 5

Girls: BURGUNDY CAPEZIO CAMISOLE Style CC102 leotard, Capezio Ultra Soft footed pink ballet tights #1915, Capezio canvas split sole ballet shoes, pink pointe shoes. Hair must be worn in a classical bun with hairnet. Boys: black tights, black form-fitting dance shirt, white socks, white ballet shoes. Please have at least 2 leotards and pairs of tights.

CONSERVATORY DIVISION

Conservatory Division Apprentice

Girls: VIVRANT VIOLET CAPEZIO CAMISOLE  Style SE1030W leotard, Capezio Ultra Soft footed pink ballet tights #1915, Capezio canvas split sole ballet shoes, pink pointe shoes, black jazz shoes. Hair must be worn in a tight classical bun. Boys: black tights, black form-fitting dance shirt, white socks, white ballet shoes. Please have at least 2 leotards and pairs of tights.

Conservatory Division 2 & 3

Girls: BLACK MOTIONWEAR CAMISOLE Style #2516 (474) leotard, Capezio Ultra Soft footed pink ballet tights #1915, Capezio canvas split sole ballet shoes, black jazz shoes. Hair must be worn in a tight classical bun with hairnet. Boys: black tights, black dance shirt, white socks, white full sole leather ballet shoes. 

YOUNG CLASSES

Discovering Dance (Ages 3-4)

Girls: Capezio short sleeve ballet pink style #TB132C leotard, Capezio Ultra Soft ballet pink footless tights style #1917x/c,  Motionwear pink skirt Style #1011, bare feet. Hair out of face. Boys: black shorts, white form-fitting t-shirt, bare feet.

Pre-Ballet 1 and 2 (Ages 4-6)

Girls: Capezio short sleeve ballet pink style #TB132C leotard, Capezio Ultra Soft ballet pink footed tights style #1915, Motionwear pink skirt Style #1011, Capezio Lily or Daisy ballet shoes. Hair out of face. Boys: black bike shorts, white form-fitting t-shirt, white socks, white ballet shoes.

Ballet 1and 2 (Ages 6-9)

Girls: Ballet VIVRANT VIOLET CAPEZIO SHORT SLEEVE Style #TB132C leotard, Capezio Ultra Soft ballet pink footed tights style #1915, Capezio Lily or Daisy ballet shoes. Hair must be in a classical bun. Boys: black bike shorts, white form-fitting t-shirt, white ballet shoes.

YOUTH AND TEEN CLASSES

Ballet (Ages 9-16)

Girls: Motionwear Tank Black Style #2100 leotard, Capezio Ultra Soft ballet pink footed tights style #1915, Capezio Lily or Daisy ballet shoes. Hair must be worn in a classical bun. Boys: black tights, black form-fitting dance t-shirt, white socks, white ballet shoes.

Tap

Black Capezio jazz pants style #CC750 and black Capezio tap shoes. Girls: Motionwear Tank Black Style #2100 leotard. Boys: plain white t-shirt.

Jazz & Hip Hop:

Black jazz pants (Capezio TC750/750C) or black sweatpants (no letters, colors, images), plain color t-shirt (no letters, images), black non-marking special dance sneakers or jazz shoes. Girls: Motionwear Tank Black Style #2100 leotard.  

Modern: 

Girls: Motionwear Tank Black Style #2100 leotard, Capezio Ultra Soft black footless tights Style #1817, bare feet. Boys: black shorts, plain white t-shirt.
 

ADULT CLASSES

Ballet

Relaxed dress code, any color full coverage leotard (women) and tights or dance pants, t-shirts, tank tops, skirts, warm-up attire are acceptable. Proper dance shoes required. Hair should be away from your face.  We have limited supply of mats for stretch, please bring your own. 

Dance Cardio

See ballet dress code.  Dance sneakers. 

Tap

Jazz pants and t-shirt. Tap shoes with teletone taps preferred. Students with unmaintained taps will not be permitted to take class.

Jazz and Hip-Hop

Jazz pants and a t-shirt or tank top, non-scuff jazz shoes or dance sneakers for hip-hop.

Modern

Black jazz pants or tights and a t-shirt or tank top, bare feet.

Conditioning

Comfortable clothes, leggings, t-shirt. We have a very limited supply of mats for stretch. Bring your own mat.

PURCHASING DANCEWEAR

Robcyns

Robcyns, a local retailer, carries BalletNova uniforms. Their information is as follows: 

Robcyns
Bradlee Shopping Center, 3660 King St., Alexandria, VA 
703.379.7800
robcyns.com 

Ask for your BalletNova Frequent Shopper punch card to earn discounts at Robcyns.

BalletNova's Bunhead Kit

Need help with your ballet bun? We have Bunhead Kits available for purchase at the studio. Each kit comes inside a sturdy canvas cosmetic bag and includes everything you need to make the perfect bun: elastics, pins, net, mirror, brush, sewing kit, and a 'How To' guide. Stop by the front desk to purchase your bun kit! 

Additional Dancewear Options: