Dress Code & Policies

At Heartland Conservatory of Dance, and in professional ballet schools around the world, each class level of students wears the same leotard color to eliminate visual clutter so teachers can more easily see, define, and correct dance technique.

GIRLS’ BALLET IMPORTANT NOTE: Hair must be tightly secured. Girls must wear pink ballet shoes with elastic sewn across instep. No underwear is necessary under tights and leotard. No gum.

All Girls Tights: TS95/96 seamed mesh tights in theatrical pink - Item available at Bobby's

All Girls Pink Ballet Shoes: SD-16 So Danca canvas ballet shoe in light pink - Item available at Bobby's

  • Pre-School Ballet (Ages 3 & 4): Purchase at Bobby's Dance Wear
  • Beginning Ballet (Ages 5 & 6): Purchase at Bobby's Dance Wear
  • Ballet I: Purchase at Bobby's Dance Wear
  • Ballet II: Purchase at Bobby's Dance Wear
  • Ballet III: Purchase at Bobby's Dance Wear
  • Ballet IV: Purchase at Bobby's Dance Wear
  • Ballet V: Purchase at Bobby's Dance Wear
  • Required Tights for All Levels: TS95/96 seamed mesh tights in theatrical pink - Item available at Bobby's

Boys Dance:

Beginning Boys’ Ballet: Black tights, bike pants, shorts or sweat pants, solid colored T shirt. Black ballet shoes with elastic sewn across the instep should be worn. Intermediate or Advanced Boys’ Ballet: Black tights, solid colored T shirt. Black ballet shoes with elastic sewn across the instep should be worn. All Boys’ Ballet Shoes: Black ballet shoes with elastic sewn across the instep.

Jazz/Contemporary

Any solid color leotard with jazz pants or shorts, tights or pants MUST be worn. Shoes– Purchase at Bobby's Dance Wear

Tap

Any solid color leotard with tights or jazz pants. Shoes: Black tap shoes by Bloch – Purchase at Bobby's Dance Wear

Musical Theater

Any solid colored leotard and tights or black jazz pants. Girls’ and Boys’ Shoes: Purchase at Bobby's Dance Wear

Open Division Ballet/Pilates/Jazz/Theater Improv

Clothes that move with the body without blocking the instructors ability to view posture and movement. Appropriate shoes for each class.