Our dress code is an important part of our curriculum. The dress code helps foster the required discipline it takes to learn the classical art of ballet. Students are required to wear leotards, tights and shoes of a designated style and color depending on the assigned ballet class level. All leotards are available for purchase at Footlights in Silver Spring and Frederick and online at www.dancefootlights.com. Berrend Dance Centre students and families will receive a 10% discount on online and in-store purchases by using the code BERREND10.
In ballet classes, all warm-up clothing (including shorts and skirts) must be removed promptly after warm-up. Skirts are allowed only during Pointe, Pas and Variations classes. At the discretion of the teacher, students may be able to wear leotards and skirts of their choice on Saturdays.
Hair should be secured in a bun for all ballet classes and pulled back neatly off the face for all other classes. No jewelry, except small stud earrings, is permitted, including watches. Loose jewelry is prohibited. Students not dressed in appropriate dance attire and shoes will not be permitted to take class.
All new pointe shoes must be approved by the director before wearing them for class
Music & Motion
So Danca cap sleeve leotard in light blue, Style: SL 26 Maggie. Light pink footed ballet tights and leather full sole pink ballet slippers.
Preparation for Ballet 1, 2 & 3
So Danca cap sleeve leotard in celestine blue, Style: SL 26 Maggie. Light pink footed ballet tights and leather full sole pink ballet slippers.
Youth Levels 1 & 2
So Danca cap sleeve leotard in tropic green, Style: SL 26 Maggie or SL 25 Margaret (Adult.) Light pink ballet tights and leather full sole pink ballet slippers.
Levels 3 & 4
So Danca tank strap leotard in lilac, Style: SL 11 or 10 Millie or Amelia. Light pink tights and pink leather or canvas split sole ballet slippers,
Pink pointe shoes when approved for pointe. (new pointe shoes must be approved by Director)
Levels 5 & 6
So Danca tank strap leotard in navy, Style: SL 11 or 10 Millie or Amelia. Light pink tights and pink leather or canvas split sole ballet slippers. Pink pointe shoes (new pointe shoes must be approved by Director)
Pre-Professional 1 B & PP 2
So Danca tank strap leotard in dark purple, Style: SL 10 Amelia.
Light pink tights, pink canvas ballet slippers, pink pointe shoes (new pointe shoes must be approved by Director)
Boys White short-sleeved T-shirt, white socks, dance belt. Boys level A & B and all younger boys, black tights or bike shorts and black leather ballet slippers. Boys level C gray tights and white leather or canvas ballet slippers
Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop
Express yourself! Any colored leotard, tank top, T-shirt, with tights, booty shorts or jazz pants. Black jazz or tap shoes or jazz sneakers (no street shoes!) for Hip Hop.
Black Character shoes, black character skirt for girls, boys wear ballet uniform and black character shoes