CBA Dress Code

First Steps (2-6 yrs)

Princess Ballet, Creative Dance, Ballet/Tap (ages 4-6), Parent & Me

  • Girls: Eurotard 44285 Short Sleeve Dress in Pink; pink tights (optional); pink full-sole ballet slippers
  • Boys: white t-shirt; black shorts or tights; black full-sole ballet slippers (boys)
  • Creative Dance and Ballet/Tap: ballet shoes and black tap shoes
  • Mom & Me: no dress code required!

Children’s Division (Unit 1)

Storybook Ballet, Hip Hop Dance Mix, Ballet/Tap (ages 6-8)

  • Girls: Eurotard 44285 Short Sleeve Dress in Lilac; pink, seamed, convertible tights (optional); pink full-sole ballet slippers
  • Boys: white t-shirt; black shorts or tights; black full-sole ballet slippers (boys), white socks
  • Hip Hop Dance Mix and Ballet/Tap Shoes: ballet shoes and black tap shoes

Children’s Division (Unit 2)

Pre-Ballet 1 & 2, Musical Theatre, Tap/Jazz 1A & 1B, Contemporary 1, Hip Hop 1

  • Girls (all classes except Hip Hop): black leotard (any style – must be at least 95% black)
  • Boys (all classes except Hip Hop): white t-shirt; black tights with dance belt
  • Pre-Ballet Tights & Shoes: pink convertible tights w/ seam (ex: Capezio #18C); pink ballet slippers
  • Musical Theatre tights & shoes: Convertible skin toned tights; black dance shorts or fitted black jazz pants may be worn (optional); black jazz shoes
  • Tap/Jazz tights & shoes: Convertible skin toned tights; black dance shorts or fitted black jazz pants may be worn (optional; black tap shoes and black jazz shoes
  • Contemporary tights & shoes: Convertible skin toned tights; black dance shorts or fitted black jazz pants may be worn (optional); bare feet
  • Hip Hop: Any moveable clothing (no buttons or zippers on pants); no tights required; any clean pair of sneakers that will not be worn outside

Student & By Placement Divisions (9-18 yrs)

Ballet 1-5, Open Teen Ballet, Ballet for Boys, Variations, Pointe, Partnering, Pre-Professional Technique

  • Girls: black leotard (any style – must be at least 95% black); pink convertible tights w/ seam (ex: Capezio #18C); pink ballet slippers
  • Boys: white t-shirt; black tights with dance belt; black ballet slippers

Jazz, Tap, Contemporary

  • Black leotard (any style – must be at least 95% black)
  • Jazz: Convertible skin toned tights; black jazz shoes; black dance shorts or jazz pants may be worn (optional)
  • Tap: Convertible skin toned tights; black tap shoes; black dance shorts or jazz pants may be worn (optional)
  • Contemporary: Convertible skin toned tights; bare feet; black dance shorts or jazz pants may be worn (optional)

Hip Hop 1-5  (Does not include Hip Hop Dance Mix)

  • Moveable clothing, no buttons/zippers on pants
  • No tights required
  • Any indoor sneaker that will not be used outside (not necessarily a jazz sneaker)


Adult Classes

  • No dress code required!


HAIR:
Hair is to be secured in a bun for all ballet classes; for all other classes, hair should be pulled back and secured above the neck. No jewelry is permitted in class; only small stud earrings may be worn. Students are not permitted outside of the CBA building without street shoes on and clothes over dancewear.

TIGHTS:  CBA does not require a specific brand of tights for any of the classes, however we prefer students to wear convertible pink tights with a seam for ballet. First Steps/Storybook Ballet students are NOT required to wear tights for class, however they will need tights for the CBA Spring Performance!  

Uniforms are available from The Hip Joint downtown. Please visit your local dance store on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall: 110 Second Street NE, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902 • 434-971-6888.