Dress Code

Students at IBA adhere to a dress code to eliminate distractions, demonstrate discipline, and make a unified presentation of their class together with their peers.  Our dress code is specific (each level wears a designated color) but also flexible (leotard style is not designated) to accommodate the needs and budgets of our students and families.  Leotards should be simple, solid colored, and not feature attached skirts or excessive strap designs.

Students wear their class leotard at the End of Year Demonstration, so class color must be exact.  (Feel free to ask for IBA's designated leotard colors at the Sock Basket - they have options that match our levels.)

See below for the dress code specifics of each level, as well as men's and supplemental class requirements.

 
 
 
 

PRE-BALLET

  • Light Pink leotard         (no attached skirt)

  • Pink tights

  • Pink ballet shoes

  • Hair in a bun/pulled off face for short hair

BALLET 1

  • Light Blue leotard         (no attached skirt)

  • Pink tights

  • Pink ballet shoes

  • Hair in a bun

BALLET 2

  • Lavender leotard         (no attached skirt)

  • Pink tights

  • Pink ballet shoes

  • Hair in a bun

BALLET 3

  • Royal Blue leotard         (may wear matching skirt)

  • Pink tights

  • Pink ballet shoes

  • Pointe Shoes approved by instructor

 
 
 
 

BALLET 4

  • Garnet leotard

  • Solid color skirt optional

  • Pink tights

  • Pink ballet shoes

  • Pointe Shoes approved by instructor

BALLET 5

  • Black/Solid Color leotard

  • Solid color skirt optional

  • Pink tights

  • Pink ballet shoes

  • Pointe Shoes approved by instructor

BOYS/MEN

  • Black Tights (athletic pants/shorts for youngest students)

  • White fitted t-shirt

  • White or Black socks

  • White or Black shoes

SUPPLEMENTAL

  • Contemporary: tight shorts or leggings allowed; bare feet and/or ballet shoes

  • Jazz: shorts/leggings allowed; jazz shoes