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Education

Dress Code

Boston Ballet School's Classical Ballet Program 

Photo credit: Igor Burlak Photography

Girls | Boys


Boston Ballet School students adhere to a specific dress code, which is available to purchase at local retailers. So Danca and Motionwear are the school’s official slippers, tights and leotards.

All students are expected to maintain a neat appearance. Long hair must be worn in a bun and short hair must be pulled back off the face. For student safety, only simple stud earrings are permissible. Leg warmers or other warm-up gear are not permitted in class.

All Girls

LeotardsMotionwear, styles and colors vary by level, please see below
TightsSo Danca convertible tights, Style #TS81 Students should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone or the color in which they feel most comfortable.
Skirt (Elem 3 and above) Motionwear Style #1011 (Elem 3) / Motionwear Skirt Style #1236 (Intermediate & Above) ; colors vary by level, please see below.
Ballet slipper recommendation So Danca stretch canvas split sole slippers, Style #SD-16 or #SD-18, Students should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone and selected tight color or the color in which they feel most comfortable.

Elementary 1

  • Tank Leotard – Motionwear Style #2200 in Silkskyn, Mint #466
  • Tights – So Danca convertible tights, Style #TS81 Students should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone or the color in which they feel most comfortable.
  • Ballet Slippers Recommendation – So Danca stretch canvas split sole slippers, Style #SD-16 or #SD-18. Student should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone and selected tight color or the color in which they feel most comfortable.

Elementary 2

  • Tank Leotard – Motionwear Style #2200 in Silkskyn, Light Blue #445
  • Tights – So Danca convertible tights, Style #TS81. Students should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone or the color in which they feel most comfortable.
  • Ballet Slipper Recommendation – So Danca stretch canvas split sole slippers, Style #SD-16 or #SD-18. Student should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone and selected tight color or the color in which they feel most comfortable.

Elementary 3

  • Tank Leotard – Motionwear Style #2200 in Silkskyn, Iris #498
  • Elementary 3 skirt – Motionwear Style #1011, Periwinkle #070
  • Tights – So Danca convertible tights, Style #TS81. Students should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone or the color in which they feel most comfortable.
  • Ballet Slipper Recommendation – So Danca stretch canvas split sole slippers, Style #SD-16 or #SD-18. Student should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone and selected tight color or the color in which they feel most comfortable.

Intermediate 1

  • Leotard – Motionwear Style #2643 in Silkskyn (long available upon request}, Radiant Orchid #437
  • Motionwear Skirt Style #1169, Radiant Orchid #437
  • Tights – So Danca convertible tights, Style #TS81, Students should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone or the color in which they feel most comfortable.
  • Ballet Slipper Recommendation – So Danca stretch canvas split sole slippers, Style #SD-16 or #SD-18. Student should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone and selected tight color or the color in which they feel most comfortable.
  • Pointe Shoes – Do not buy in advance. Instructions on purchasing pointe shoes will be distributed in class by the teacher.
  • Character Shoes – So Danca, character shoes, Style #CH791, Black
  • Character Skirt – Motionwear Style #1364

Intermediate 2

  • Leotard – Motionwear Style #2643 in Silkskyn (long available upon request}, Raspberry #482
  • Motionwear Skirt Style #1169, Raspberry #482
  • Tights – So Danca convertible tights, Style #TS81, Students should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone or the color in which they feel most comfortable.
  • Ballet Slipper Recommendation – So Danca stretch canvas split sole slippers, Style #SD-16 or #SD-18. Student should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone and selected tight color or the color in which they feel most comfortable.
  • Pointe Shoes – Pointe shoes should match selected tight andballet slipper color.
  • Character Shoes – So Danca, character shoes, Style #CH791, Black
  • Character Skirt – fvfotionwear character skirt, Style #1364

Intermediate 3

  • Leotard – Motionwear Style #2643 in Silkskyn (long available upon request}, Ultraviolet #474
  • Motionwear Skirt Style #1169, Ultraviolet #474
  • Tights – So Danca convertible tights, Style #TS81. Students should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone or the color in which they feel most comfortable.
  • Ballet Slipper Recommendation – So Danca stretch canvas split sole slippers, Style #SD-16 or #SD-18. Student should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone and selected tight color or the color in which they feel most comfortable.
  • Pointe Shoes – Pointe shoes should match selected tight andballet slipper color.
  • Character Shoes – So Danca character shoes, Style #CH791, Black
  • Character Skirt – Motionwear character skirt, Style #1364
  • Modern tights – So Danca convertible tights, Style #TS81, Black

Advanced 1

  • Leotard – Motionwear Style #2643 in Silkskyn (long available upon request}, Hunter #479
  • Motionwear Skirt Style #1169, Hunter #479
  • Tights – So Danca convertible tights, Style #TS81. Students should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone or the color in which they feel most comfortable.
  • Ballet Slipper Recommendation – So Danca stretch canvas split sole slippers, Style #SD-16 or #SD-18. Student should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone and selected tight color or the color in which they feel most comfortable.
  • Pointe Shoes – Pointe shoes should match selected tight andballet slipper color.
  • Character Shoes – So Danca, character shoes, Style #CH791, Black
  • Character Skirt – Motionwear character skirt, Style #1364
  • Modern tights – So Danca convertible tights, Style #TS81, Black

Advanced 2

  • Leotard – Motionwear Style #2643 in Silkskyn (long available upon request}, Navy Blue #486
  • Motionwear Skirt Style #1169, Navy #486
  • Tights – So Danca convertible tights, Style #TS81. Students should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone or the color in which they feel most comfortable.
  • Ballet Slipper Recommendation – So Danca stretch canvas split sole slippers, Style #SD-16 or #SD-18. Student should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone and selected tight color or the color in which they feel most comfortable.
  • Pointe Shoes – Pointe shoes should match selected tight and ballet slipper color.
  • Character Shoes – So Danca, character shoes, Style #CH791, Black
  • Character Skirt – Motionwear character skirt, Style #1364
  • Modern tights – So Danca convertible tights, Style #TS81, Black

Advanced 3

  • Leotard – Motionwear Style #2643 in Silkskyn (long available upon request}, Perfect Plum #470
  • Motionwear Skirt Style #1169, Perfect Plum #470
  • Tights – So Danca convertible tights, Style #TS81. Students should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone or the color in which they feel most comfortable.
  • Ballet Slipper Recommendation – So Danca stretch canvas split sole slippers, Style #SD-16 or #SD-18. Student should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone and selected tight color or the color in which they feel most comfortable.
  • Pointe Shoes – Pointe shoes should match selected tight and ballet slipper color.
  • Character Shoes – So Danca, character shoes, Style #CH791, Black
  • Character Skirt – Motionwear Character Skirt Style #1364
  • Modern tights – So Danca convertible tights, Style #TS81, Black

Advanced 4

  • Leotard – Motionwear Style #2643 in Silkskyn (long available upon request}, Black #497
  • Motionwear Skirt Style #1169, Black #497
  • Tights – So Danca convertible tights, Style #TS81. Students should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone or the color in which they feel most comfortable.
  • Ballet Slipper Recommendation – So Danca stretch canvas split sole slippers, Style #SD-16 or #SD-18. Student should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone and selected tight color or the color in which they feel most comfortable.
  • Pointe Shoes – Pointe shoes should match selected tight and ballet slipper color.
  • Character Shoes – So Danca, character shoes, Style #CH791, Black
  • Character Skirt – Motionwear Character Skirt Style #1364
  • Modern tights – So Danca convertible tights, Style #TS81, Black

All Boys

Ballet Slipper Recommendation: So Danca stretch canvas split sole slippers, Style #SD-16/#SD-18 or #BA-26, White
Elementary 1-3
Short-Sleeved Leotard – Motionwear Style #2104, White
Bike Shorts – Motionwear Style #7110, Black
Ankle Socks – Students may wear any white plain thin socks
Ballet Slippers Recommendation – So Danca stretch canvas split sole slippers, Style #SD- 16/#SD-18 or #BA-26, White

Intermediate 1-3 
Men's Cap Sleeve Fitted T-Shirt – Motionwear Style #7207 in Silkskyn, White #481 or Short­ Sleeved Leotard- fvfotionwear Style #2104, White
Ankle Tights – Motionwear Style #7130, Black
Socks – Students may wear any plain, thin white mid-calf socks
Ballet Slipper Recommendation – So Danca stretch canvas split sole slippers, Style #SD- 16/#SD-18 or #BA-26, White
Thong Style Dance Belt
Character Shoes – So Danca low profile split sole character shoes, #JZ-76, Black

Advanced 1-3 
Men's Cap Sleeve Fitted T-Shirt – Motionwear Style #7207 in Silkskyn, White #481 or Short­ Sleeved Leotard- Motionwear Style #2104, White
Ankle Tights – Motionwear Style #7130, Black
Socks – Students may wear any plain, thin white mid-calf socks
Ballet Slipper Recommendation – So Danca stretch canvas split sole slippers, Style #SD-16/#SD-18 or #BA-26, White
Thong Style Dance Belt
Character Shoes – So Danca low profile split sole character shoes, #JZ-76, Black
 

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