Dress Code

Leotard Colors by Level: Level ages are approximate.  Levels are determined by the director and instructional staff.

  • Grown-up&Me (18 months-3 years): Comfortable clothing
  • Creative Movement (3 years-preK): Pale Light Pink
  • Beginner Ballet (entering K-1st): Lavender
  • Intermediate (2nd-3rd): Light Blue
  • Junior (4th and up): Royal Blue
  • Apprentice (by invitation): Burgundy
  • Company (by invitation): Black

We require one Mirella Cap Sleeve Leotard in your dancer’s level color. These will be used on formal occasions.

Link for child sizes:
Mirella Cap Sleeve Leotard(Child)

Link for women’s sizes:
Mirella Cap Sleeve Leotard(Adult)

Theatrical Pink Tights, Body Wrappers brand are suggested,
though any pink tights are acceptable.

For the dancer’s safety, teachers will ask students to watch class if they are not dressed appropriately.

Grown Up & Me and Adult Ballet dancers should wear whatever they feel is comfortable.

Ballet Attire: In order to participate in class, it is required that students arrive with the proper dance attire, hair style and shoes. Teachers must be able to see that the student’s alignment is correct. Students are required to wear a leotard in their designated class color, tights and ballet shoes. Hair in a bun. Skirts, shorts or sweaters can be worn only with the permission of the instructor.

Optional Class Attire: We ask that you wear a leotard under jazz pants or leggings. Shirts and skirts may be worn in specialty classes, as long as they are not loose on the body.

HDT has set up a school page on Discount Dance Supply’s website where proper leotard styles and colors are available, as well as the required shoes. Website: www.discountdance.com HDT Code: TP105809


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