A dancer’s attire greatly determines the attitude toward her class work, and therefore we require that the standard of appropriate neatness be observed at all times. The teacher may not allow class participation by a student who regularly neglects this requirement.
Hair: In keeping with the traditions of classical ballet, girls should wear hair fastened securely in a bun on the back of the head.
Why is wearing hair in a bun important? The correct use and placement of the head and neck are very important in dance for concentration and balance. Thus when a dancer’s hair is in a bun, this allows the instructor to see the line of a student's body from the head down.
If a student has chin length hair which is difficult to place in a bun, pull hair into a ponytail and secure the sides back away from the face with clips or barrettes.
Jewelry: Stud earrings are the only permissible jewelry to be worn in class. Watches, necklaces, large rings and bracelets are not permitted.
Shoes & Tights: All dancers should wear pink ballet shoes (leather split sole preferred; canvas acceptable) and pink-footed tights ("theatrical pink" preferred; "ballet pink" acceptable).
Cover-Ups: Students should wear more than just their leotard and tights to and from class; they should wear a modest cover-up (pants, shorts, skirt, etc.) when outside of the studio.
The following are not acceptable in any class: tank or camisole tops; t-shirts; sweat shirts; shorts; warm up shorts or pants; pajama bottoms; or jazz sneakers.
Where to Shop: The best place to buy dancewear is at a dancewear store. This is especially true with shoes. Here are stores where students have previous purchased supplies. Mention "Perimeter Ballet" for a 10% discount.
Alexis Wynter Dance Shoppe (formerly Dance Fashions) : 415 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming, GA | 770-888-1115
Dance Fashions Superstore: 10400 Alpharetta St., Roswell, GA 30075 | 770-998-0002
Center Stage II: Gwinnett location currently closed - new location TBA | 770-425-9055
Center Stage II: 70 South Park Square NE, Marietta GA | 770-425-9055
Dance Max Dancewear: 3016 Canton Rd., Marietta, GA | 678-401-5718
www.discountdance.com - Use our teacher code with every order to support our ballet studio! Receive 8% discount with your first order using our teacher code! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for our code. For dress codes for students in Creative Movement through IIB, click on Find my Teacher. Enter Perimeter Ballet. Also, we have a sample size kit for ballet flat shoes for younger dancers in the office (sizes 8.0-1.5), so email email@example.com to arrange an appointment.
Specific Level Leotard Sytles:
Creative Movement, PreBallet, Grade 1 and 2 Leotard Style: Light blue/cap sleeve round neck (such as Bloch #CL5402 or Capezio #CC400C)
Ballet I and II: Black/cap sleeve round neck (such as Bloch# 5402 or Capezio #CC400C)
Ballet III: Any modest style black leotard
Ballet IV and V: Any modest style in black as well as burgundy leotard for Tuesdays
We will gladly receive any out-grown dancewear or shoes for our borrower’s box. And if you happen to need something we might have in our box, email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment!