BABC Dress Code

Bay Area Ballet Conservatory enforces a dress code to ensure our teachers are able to see students' alignment and positioning. Our traditional dress code is also intended to impart discipline and minimize distraction. We expect our students to be in dress code within two weeks of enrollment or level change.

For all classes, no jewelry or watches. Stud earrings are acceptable. 

The items listed below in italics may be available for purchase at BABC. Stop by the front desk to inquire.

Primary Division

 

Creative Movement

  • Pink Leather Full Sole Ballet Shoes
  • Any dance clothing (leotard, tights)
  • Hair in ballet bun or pony tail

Pre Ballet 1 & 2:

  • Pink Leather Full Sole Ballet Shoes
  • Thin White cuffed Bobby Socks – no frills/lace. No thick athletic socks.
  • Pink Cap Sleeve Mirella Leotard 515C
  • Hair in neat bun, with invisible hair net

Level 1A:

  • Lilac Cap Sleeve Mirella Leotard 515C or 515L
  • Pink Leather Full Sole Ballet Shoes
  • White cuffed Bobby Socks – no frills/lace
  • Hair in neat bun, with invisible hair net

Level 1B:

  • Seafoam Cap Sleeve Mirella Leotard 515C or 515L 
  • Pink Leather Full Sole Ballet Shoes
  • Pink Ballet Tights, footed or convertible. Tights should be matte, not shiny or with any designs.
  • Hair in neat bun, with invisible hair net

Primary Division Boys:

  • White t-shirt, tucked in, or white cap sleeved boy's leotard
  • Black leggings or black biker shorts. (Black leggings required for performances)
  • White thin socks, long enough to cover ankles
  • White leather full sole ballet shoes
  • Hair neatly combed

 

During colder months, Pre Ballet 1, Pre Ballet 2, Level 1A  and Level 1B may purchase Theatricals TH5514C Wrap Sweater in White. No other warm-ups permitted.

Dance Division

 

Elementary Ballet

  • Black Cap Sleeve Mirella  Leotard 515C or 515L
  • Pink Ballet Tights, footed or convertible. Tights should be matte, not shiny or with any designs
  • Pink Leather Full Sole Ballet Shoes
  • Hair in neat bun, with invisible hair net

Intermediate Ballet:

  • Black Cap Sleeve Mirella Leotard 515C or 515L
  • Pink Ballet Tights, footed or convertible. Tights should be matte, not shiny or with any designs
  • Pink Leather Full Sole Ballet Shoes
  • Hair in neat bun, with invisible hair net

Advanced Ballet:

  • Any style black leotard
  • Convertible Pink Ballet Tights. Tights should be matte, not shiny or with any designs
  • Pink Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoes
  • Hair in neat bun, with invisible hair net

Fusion 1 & Fusion 2:

  • Any style leotard
  • Black capri length black leggings
  • Black Leather Slip-On Jazz Shoes
  • Nude Capezio Footundeez
  • Hair in neat ponytail or ballet bun

All Hip-Hop Classes:

  • Any Sneaker with white soles
  • Street clothes (no zippers or denim)
  • Hair in neat ponytail

Stretch & Strength:

  • 2 Yoga Blocks
  • 1 Theraband
  • Class Uniform - Warm-ups may be worn over class uniform
  • Hair in ballet bun, with invisible hairnet

Dance Division Boys' & Mens' Dress Code (ballet):

  • White cap sleeve t-shirt, tucked in, or white cap sleeve men's leotard
  • White thin socks, long enough to cover ankles
  • Dance belt for boys ages 10+
  • Elementary & Intermediate - white full sole leather ballet shoes
  • Advanced Ballet - white canvas split sole ballet shoes

During colder months, Dance Division Ballet Students may purchase Theatricals TH5514C (child) or Bloch Z0910 (Adult) Wrap Sweater in Black. No other warm-ups permitted.

Pre-Professional Division

 

Level 2:

  • Light Blue Camisole Mirella 201C or 201L Leotard
  • Pink Ballet Tights, footed or convertible. Tights should be matte, not shiny or with any designs
  • Pink Leather Full Sole Ballet Shoes

Level 3:

  • Royal Blue Camisole Mirella 201C or 201L Leotard
  • Pink Ballet Tights, footed or convertible. Tights should be matte, not shiny or with any designs
  • Pink Leather Full Sole Ballet Shoes
  • Hair in neat bun, with invisible hair net

Level 4A:

  • Navy Spaghetti Strap Mirella 201C or 201L Leotard
  • Pink Ballet Tights, convertible. Tights should be matte, not shiny or with any designs
  • Pink Leather Full Sole Ballet Shoes
  • Hair in neat bun, with invisible hair net

Level 4B:

  • Burgundy Spaghetti Strap Mirella 201C or 201L Leotard
  • Pink Ballet Tights, convertible. Tights should be matte, not shiny or with any designs
  • Pink Leather Full Sole Ballet Shoes
  • Hair in neat bun, with invisible hair net

Level 5:

  • Garnet Spaghetti Strap Mirella 201C or 201L Leotard
  • Pink Ballet Tights, convertible. Tights should be matte, not shiny or with any designs
  • Garnet Mirella Chiffon Wrap Variations Skirt, 12"
  • Pink Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoes
  • Hair in neat bun, with invisible hair net

Level 6:

  • Blackberry Spaghetti Strap Mirella  M210LD Leotard
  • Pink Ballet Tights, convertible. Tights should be matte, not shiny or with any designs.
  • Any color or design variations skirt, 10-12"
  • Pink Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoes
  • Hair in neat bun, with invisible hair net

Character Classes:

  • Black Character Skirt – fit below the knee
  • 1.5 Inch Black Character Shoe

Contemporary Classes:

  • Uniform leotard
  • Black socks
  • black convertible tights or leggings worn over leotard
  • hair in neat ballet bun or pony tail

Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Pointe Classes:

  • Lambs wool toe pads or "bunheads" brand toe pads or similar. No gel pads.
  • Pointe shoes. We discourage beginner and intermediate level pointe students from wearing Gaynor Mindon, Freed, Chacott brands or split-sole pointe shoes. Advanced students must receive teacher approval to try Gaynor Mindon brand pointe shoes.
  • We prefer no "toe-spacers" be worn unless student is feeling discomfort in the 1st MTP Joint or recommended by a doctor/physical therapist. 

We advise pointe students to keep the following in their dance bag:

  • Medium to hard strength theraband.
  • Sewing kit: (Needle, scissors, pink thread or unwaxed dental floss).
  • Foot care kit: Toe Tape (Nexcare adhesive tape recommended), Neosporin, Bandaids, toenail clippers.       

Level 5 & 6 may wear any leotard of their choice for Saturday classes and rehearsals. 

Pre Professional Division Boy's & Men's Dress Code (ballet):

  • White cap sleeve t-shirt, tucked in, or white cap sleeve men's leotard
  • White thin socks, long enough to cover ankles
  • Dance belt for boys ages 10+
  • Level 2 - 4B - white full sole leather ballet shoes
  • Level 5 & 6 - white canvas split sole ballet shoes

During colder months, Pre-Professional Ballet Students may purchase Theatricals TH5514C (child) or Bloch Z0910 (Adult) Wrap Sweater in Black. No other warm-ups permitted.