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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, Bodywrappers, and Motionwear are the school’s official slippers, tights and leotards (respectively).

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
Tights
Elementary Levels: BodyWrappers tights, Style #C80 or C81. Students should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone or the color in which they feel most comfortable.
Intermediate Level & Flex: BodyWrappers convertible mesh backseam tights, Style #A45 or #C45, Students should choose the color which is closest to their natural skin tone or the color in which they feel most comfortable.
Advanced LevelBodyWrappers convertible mesh backseam tights, Style #A45. 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
  • Modern tights (for optional elective): BodyWrappers footless tights, Style #A33 or #C33, Black

Elementary 2

  • Tank Leotard- Motionwear Style #2200 in Silkskyn, Light Blue #445
  • Modern tights (for optional elective)- BodyWrappers footless tights, Style #A33 or #C33, Black

Elementary 3

  • Tank Leotard- Motionwear Style #2200 in Silkskyn, Iris #498
  • Elementary 3 skirt, Motionwear Style #1011, Periwinkle #070
  • Modern tights (for optional elective)- BodyWrappers footless tights, Style #A33, Black

Intermediate 1

  • Leotard- Motionwear Style #2643 in Silkskyn (long available upon request), Radiant Orchid #43
  • Motionwear Skirt Style #1236, Radiant Orchid #437
  • 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
  • Modern tights (for optional elective)- BodyWrappers footless tights, Style #A33 or #C33, Black

Intermediate 2

  • Leotard- Motionwear Style #2643 in Silkskyn (long available upon request), Raspberry #482
  • Motionwear Skirt Style #1236, Raspberry #482
  • 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 (for optional elective)- BodyWrappers footless tights, Style #A33 or #C33, Black

Intermediate 3

  • Leotard- Motionwear Style #2643 in Silkskyn (long available upon request), Ultraviolet #474
  • Motionwear Skirt Style #1236, Ultraviolet #474
  • 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- BodyWrappers black footless tights, Style #A33 or #C33, Black

Advanced 1

  • Leotard- Motionwear Style #2643 in Silkskyn (long available upon request), Hunter #479
  • Motionwear Skirt Style #1236, Hunter #479
  • 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- BodyWrappers footless tights, Style #A33, Black

Advanced 2

  • Leotard- Motionwear Style #2643 in Silkskyn (long available upon request), Navy Blue #486
  • Motionwear Skirt Style #1236, Navy #486
  • 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- BodyWrappers footless tights, Style #A33, Black

Advanced 3

  • Leotard- Motionwear Style #2643 in Silkskyn (long available upon request), Perfect Plum #470
  • Motionwear Skirt Style #1236, Perfect Plum #470
  • 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- BodyWrappers footless tights, Style #A33, Black

Advanced 4

  • Leotard- Motionwear Style #2643 in Silkskyn (long available upon request), Black #497
  • Motionwear Skirt Style #1236, Black #497
  • 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- BodyWrappers footless tights, Style #A33, Black

Flex

  • Leotard- Motionwear Style #2643 in Silkskyn (long available upon request), Maroon #490
  • Motionwear Skirt Style #1236, Maroon #490
  • Modern tights (for optional elective): BodyWrappers footless tights, Style #A33 or #C33, 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
Intermediate 1-3 / Advanced 1-4 / Flex
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
Thong Style Dance Belt
Character Shoes- So Danca low profile split sole character shoes, #JZ-76, Black

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