CBA Academic Year Dress Code

Eurotard Dress

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 Capezio CC877C Double Layer Skirt Tank Dress in Pink (at Kid to Kid); 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 Capezio CC877C Double Layer Skirt Tank Dress in Lavender (at Kid to Kid); 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 for order from:

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


Attire Donations at Kid to Kid

Has your child grown out of their CBA class uniform and shoes? We are excited to announce our partnership with our neighboring store, Kid to Kid! We now have a Chance To Dance (C2D) Account at Kid to Kid where you can drop off any dance attire you wish to donate (or make a monetary donation) and be sure to tell their staff you’d like to put the store credit on “Charlottesville Ballet’s C2D Account”. This account will then be available for our Chance To Dance scholarship students in need of dance uniforms for CBA classes. Thank you in advance for any donations you can provide for our students!