CBA Academic Year Dress Code

Eurotard Dress

CBA’s dress code ensures that all students have a professional appearance and mitigates the distraction of different attire styles.

First Steps (2-6 yrs)

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

  • Girls: Eurotard 44285 Short Sleeve Dress in Pink (at My Dance Shoppe or Amazon) OR Capezio CC877C Double Layer Skirt Tank Dress in Pink (at Kid to Kid or Amazon); skin toned or pink tights (optional); skin toned or 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!
Capezio Dress

Children’s Division (Unit 1)

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

  • Girls: Eurotard 44285 Short Sleeve Dress in Lilac (at My Dance Shoppe or Amazon) OR Capezio CC877C Double Layer Skirt Tank Dress in Lavender (at Kid to Kid or Amazon); skin toned or pink, seamed, convertible tights (optional); skin toned or 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: skin toned or pink convertible tights w/ seam (ex: Capezio #18C); skin toned or 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); skin toned or pink convertible tights w/ seam (ex: Capezio #18C); skin toned or 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 or hair pulled back neatly away from the face and off of the neck for all classes.

TIGHTS:  CBA does not require a specific brand of tights for any of the classes, however we prefer students to wear convertible skin toned or 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 Showcase & Spring Performance!  

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 worn over dancewear.

*PLEASE NOTE: There is no required dress code for Session Classes, Satellite Classes or CBA Summer Classes/Camps. Students should wear any dance attire and the needed dance shoes for these classes.


Uniforms are available at:

Kid to Kid next to Charlottesville Ballet | 1885 Seminole Trail, Suite 103, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22901 • 434-529-8988
OR
My Dance Shoppe on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall |110 Second Street NE, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902 • 434-971-6888
OR
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