STUDENT ATTIRE REQUIREMENTS

In the tradition of classical ballet and in encouragement of each dancer's positive self-image, we strive to have a clean, uniformed appearance for all students.

All students should wear street clothing and shoes over their ballet attire when coming to and from their classes. Extra layers ensure modesty and help muscles warm up and cool down properly. We encourage dancers of all ages to practice this healthy habit.

Clothing should be changed in dressing rooms only, not the lobby or hallways. Ballet shoes cannot be worn outdoors as this tracks dirt into the studio, can compromise the safety of our students and dancers, and is detrimental to the studio floors.

Jewelry, other than small earrings, may not be worn in the studios. Young ladies' hair should be pulled away from the face and secured neatly. A ballet bun (long hair) or with a headband/barrettes (short hair) is encouraged for all levels and is a requirement for Pre-Ballet II and III in the Children's Division through Level 7 in the Academy Division.

Ballet Bun

We want to provide you as many tools as possible to help create and maintain the standards of appearance to reinforce dancers’ positive self-image in the classroom or on stage. Watch the tutorials below on how to create the perfect ballet bun on yourself or someone else.

Children's Division Attire

Young Ladies: Mommy & Me, Joy of Dance and Creative Movement

  • Bloch Leotard CL5342 (pink)
  • White bobby socks (no frill or lace)
  • Bloch Dansoft full sole ballet shoes in pink*

*Shoes optional for Mommy & Me

Young Ladies: Pre-Ballet I, II & III

  • Bloch CL5405 light blue leotard or Body Wrappers BWC115
  • White bobby socks (no frill or lace)
  • Bloch Dansoft full sole ballet shoes in pink

Young Gentlemen: Boys Club A & B and Mommy & Me

  • White T-shirt (no logos) & black cotton shorts
  • White socks
  • Bloch Dansoft full sole ballet shoes in black*

*Shoes optional for Mommy & Me

Jr. Jazz

  • Black jazz slip-on shoes, no laces
  • Any color or combination of leotard or form-fitting top with jazz pants

Young Men's Scholarship Program Attire

Level 1: Ages 6-8

  • White T-shirt (no logos) & black cotton shorts
  • White socks
  • Bloch Dansoft full sole ballet shoes in black

Levels 2, 3 & 4: Ages 8+

  • White fitted T-shirt (no logos)
  • Black convertible tights
  • White socks
  • Bloch Dansoft full sole ballet shoes in white

Academy Division Attire

Young men should follow the attire requirements listed under the Young Men's Scholarship Program.

Footwear for Ladies: All Academy Levels

  • Block Dansoft full sole ballet shoes in pink (ladies) or white (gentlemen)
  • Pointe shoes upon teacher approval
  • Black nylon/cotton blend socks for contemporary class

Ladies: Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4

  • Mirella M207LD (adult nylon) or M207CD (child nylon) periwinkle leotard
  • Body Wrappers tights A45 (adult) or C45 (child) in theatrical pink
  • Level 4: black convertible tights, black socks (contemporary class only)

Ladies: Levels 5, 6 & 7

  • Mirella 207LD (nylon) black leotard or So Danca D401 (microfiber) black leotard
  • Mirella 207LD (nylon) white leotard or So Danca D401 (microfiber) white leotard
  • Hip Alignment Belt: Radiance 3/4”
    • Level 5: Lilac
    • Level 6: Royal
    • Level 7: Hot Pink
  • Body Wrappers tights A45 (adult) or C45 (child) in theatrical pink
  • Black convertible tights, black socks (contemporary class only)
  • Mirella MS12 skirt (one black, one white)
  • Optional simple color leotard for Saturday classes
  • White practice tutu is recommended, but not required for variations class
    • Practice tutus can be purchased through multiple suppliers; we recommend Tutu.com, Primadonna or Grighko

Studio Division

Ballet I, II & III, Teen Beginner Ballet & Teen Intermediate Ballet

Footwear for Gentlemen & Ladies:

  • Bloch Dansoft full sole ballet shoes in pink (ladies) or white (gentlemen)

Gentlemen:

  • White fitted T-shirt (no logos)
  • Black convertible tights
  • White socks

Ladies: Ballet I, II & III

  • Mirella M207LD (adult nylon) or M207CD (child nylon) periwinkle leotard
  • Body Wrappers tights A45 (adult) or C45 (child) in Theatrical Pink

Ladies: Teen Beginner Ballet & Teen Intermediate Ballet

  • Any style black leotard, simple
  • Pink ballet tights; we recommend Body Wrappers tights A45 (adult) or C45 (child) in theatrical pink

Jr. Jazz, Jazz I & II and Musical Theater

  • Black jazz slip-on shoes, no lace
  • Any color or combination of leotard or form-fitting with jazz pants

Professional Training Division

Footwear for Gentlemen & Ladies:

  • Bloch Dansoft full sole ballet shoes in pink (ladies) or white (gentlemen)
  • Pointe shoes upon teacher approval
  • Black nylon/cotton blend socks for contemporary class

Gentlemen:

  • White fitted T-shirts (no logos)
  • Black convertible tights*
  • White socks

*Black convertible tights are also worn in Contemporary class

Ladies:

  • Any color and style leotard, neat
  • Ballet skirts (any color)
  • Body Wrappers tights A45 (adult) or C45 (child) in Theatrical Pink
  • Black convertible tights, black socks (Contemporary class only)
  • Practice tutus are required by October 1; we recommend Tutu.com, Primadonna or Grishko

QUESTIONS?

If you need additional assistance, please contact School of Nashville Ballet at (615) 297-2966 x203 or school@nashvilleballet.com.