In keeping with classical ballet tradition and to achieve a uniformity of appearance in Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy, a strict dress code is followed.
Hair Requirements for all students: All girls with hair chin length or longer must wear their hair in a traditional ballet bun for every class. Girls and boys with very short hair must have their hair secured neatly off their face in a way that will not distract from class (headbands are not recommended because they fall out easily when children dance). Boys with long hair must secure it back in a neat ponytail for class. Instructions and photos of required ballet hair, for all lengths can be found here.
Class Attire for Children's Division (Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet)
Boys: black shorts or tights, white t-shirt, black ballet shoes with white socks
Girls: plain, short sleeve white leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes
Style numbers are not specific for short sleeve white leotards
Class Attire for Student Division (Ballet I-VII) and Academy
Boys: black tights, plain white T-shirt, white socks, black ballet shoes
Girls: pink tights, pink ballet shoes and black leotards as listed
Ballet I–V: short sleeve black leotard Capezio TB132c or TB133
Black character shoes are required for Ballet IV & V; Character skirts will be provided.
Ballet VI–Academy II: camisole black leotard Capezio TB1420c or TB1420
Black jazz shoes and black jazz pants are required for jazz class.
Black footless tights are required for modern class.
Students in Ballet VII, Pre-Academy, Academy I and Academy II must bring their own yoga mat to each class
Class Attire for Open Division
Appropriate dance attire in color and style of student’s choice. Can include leotard and tights or form fitting exercise wear such as pants and fitness top. Ballet shoes are required for ballet class. Jazz shoes are required for jazz class. Tap shoes are required for tap class.
Where to buy? Class Attire can be found at local retailers. We strongly recommend having ballet shoes fitted by a professional before buying.
Trep Art is a local dance supply retailer located at 13865 W. North Avenue, 262-786-8868 or www.trepart.biz. Mention you are a Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy student at Trep Art and receive a discount on some items.
Payless Shoes also sells ballet shoes.
Some attire items can be found at web sites such as www.discountdancesupply.com and www.dancewearsolutions.com