New York Academy of Ballet

               *Students' hair must be worn in a traditional ballet bun at the crown of the head. No bangs allowed.  If a female student has short hair, all hair including bangs must be clipped away from the face.  The goal is to have the hair off the neckline to create an elegant line in a style that cannot move around. 
                *All Preparatory dancers may wear their hair in a traditional ballet bun or in a neat high ponytail with any bangs clipped off the face.
                *Headbands, bandanas, or bun covers as fashion accessories are not allowed.
                *No holes in ballet tights or leotards.
                *Warm-up clothing will be allowed before class and at the teacher's discretion during class in the cold weather.  Only fitted "dance" sweaters and fitted leg warmers are allowed.  No loose or baggy clothes (including T-shirts) permitted under any circumstances. The basic dress code for ballet is pink on the bottom and black on the top.
                *Out of respect to all, personal hygiene (clean body and clothing) must be observed.
                *No Jewelry (except small stud earrings).  Dangling earrings and hoops are strictly forbidden due to safety reasons.
                *If applicable, female dancers should wear appropriate undergarment support under leotard making sure straps do not show.
                *Regular underpants are not allowed under tights and leotards beyond Preparatory Division.  Under/over dance pants available in all dancewear shops are permitted.  Tights are dancers' underpants and it is beneficial for all dancers to become familiar with this aspect of a dancer's education as early as possible.  
                *For the safety of all dancers, if eyeglasses are needed, please attach with a sports strap.  Contacts are highly recommended for the more advanced dancer as an alternative to glasses. 
                *All shoes worn in the dance studio may NOT be worn outside.  Please carry all dance shoes into the studio and put your dance shoes on before class begins and change back into street shoes before leaving the studio. 

Uniform Requirements


Black leotard of any style. Simple designs are always best.
Bloch Salmon Tights footed or convertible. Seams are required for Student and Advanced Division for performances only.
Pink Bloch Ballet Slippers
Hair in a classical bun
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No Dangling Earrings. No rings, bracelets or necklaces.
Pointe Shoes for beginner pointe dancers should NOT be purchased until they are given guidelines by the teacher. Elastics and ribbons must be sewn to the pointe shoes once approved by the teacher.
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No Street clothes allowed in class.

Uniform Ballet Requirements all Ballet Divisions (Boys)

Plain white T-shirt tucked into tights
Young boys may wear bike shorts and a white t-shirt tucked in. However as they mature, dance belts and black tights are required.
Black ballet shoes and white socks

Hair neatly combed back out of face and secured


You may wear a colored leotard
Black jazz pants
If you are taking ballet directly before or after your jazz class please wear your ballet uniform to jazz class which you can cover up with a pair of black jazz pants if you so desire.
Black lace up jazz shoes. 
Hair pulled back off face. 
No T-shirts or other street clothes allowed.


Black footless tights or black bike shorts
Black leotard
Bare feet
Hair pulled back away from face
No street clothes allowed


Express yourself! 
Flat bottom clean sneakers that you do NOT wear outside. 
No black soled sneakers as they leave marks on our marley floor.