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CCDA’s Dress Code

CCDA’s dress code requirements are intended to inspire unity and discipline, and are a important parts of the ballet aesthetic and tradition. Our dress code is mandatory. Uniform leotards, tights for preparatory division, and belts for academic ballet classes must be ordered at the studio, some sizes are in stock, if not, they will be ordered. Shoes such as ballet flats, jazz shoes, contemporary shoes, turning shoes, and tap shoes should be purchased at  Capezio Dancewear @ 3839 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95816.  Never purchase shoes from places like Target or Payless these are not quality and can be unsafe, they will also not be permitted in any of our classes. Please reference the studio when shopping at Capezio and they can help you find the correct items for your classes and may offer a small discount.

  • Do not go out and purchase any items before speaking to a CCDA Staff member. Our dress code is very specific and only certain items are allowed. Save yourself time and money by speaking to our staff first. Thank you!

Through our studio you can order Yumiko leotards, which means you too can now order the finest, made-to-order leotards in the world right though our studio. Professional dancers love Yumiko, and you will too. Every serious ballet dancer should have at least one Yumiko leotard! Ask the front desk for more information on ordering, 15% off your Yumiko, and check out all of the awesome possibilities at Yumiko USA. We do two orders a year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall.

Please navigate to the appropriate class below to see the required dress code.

If a bra is needed it must be a dance bra and the only color acceptable is NUDE with clear straps, these and can be purchased at Capezio. For ages 7+ underwear should not be worn under tights and a leotard. Tights take the place of underwear for dance and wearing underwear under tights is bulky and can be seen through the tights and leotard. This is unacceptable dance etiquette and not apart of our dress code. As you wouldn’t wear underwear with a swimsuit because it is unnecessary, you wouldn’t wear underwear with a leotard and tights. Any questions regarding acceptable under garments please contact the front desk.

PLEASE NOTE ALL UNIFORM LEOTARD MUST BE ORDER AT THE FRONT DESK. STUDENTS AGES 3-9 WILL ALSO PURCHASE THEIR TIGHTS THROUGH THE FRONT DESK, THIS IS TO ENSURE UNIFORMITY IN COLOR AND STYLE. 

 

 Ballet Classes: Hair must be secured in a neat ballet bun. For a video tutorial on how to do a proper ballet bun please click HERE.

Ballet Prep 1 & Ballet/Tap ages 3-4:

  • Dance Dress: CCDA Style Dance Dress in Light Pink (order at front desk)
  • Tights: Order at Front Desk
  • Shoes: Leather Ballet Flats in Pink – Allowed Brands: Capezio and Bloch
  • Shoes: Bloch Tap-On Style #S0302G in Black VIEW (or similar, only needed for combo)
  • Hair: Hair should be in a tight ballet bun secured with bobby pins.
  • No jewelry. No makeup. Small stud earrings are acceptable.

Ballet Prep 2 & Ballet/Tap/Jazz ages 5-6:

  • Dance Dress: CCDA Style Dance Dress in Light Blue (order at front desk)
  • Tights: Order at Front Desk
  • Shoes: Leather Ballet Flats in Pink – Allowed Brands: Capezio and Bloch
  • Shoes: Bloch Tap-On Style #S0302G in Black VIEW (or similar, only needed for combo)
  • Hair: Hair should be in a tight ballet bun secured with bobby pins.
  • No jewelry. No makeup. Small stud earrings are acceptable.

Ballet Prep 3 ages 7-9:

  • Leotard: CCDA Style Leotard in Lavender (order at front desk).
  • Tights: Order at Front Desk
  • Shoes: Leather Ballet Flats in Pink – Allowed Brands: Capezio and Bloch
  • Hair: Hair should be in a tight ballet bun secured with bobby pins.
  • No jewelry. No makeup. Small stud earrings are acceptable.

Beginning Ballet:

  • Leotard: CCDA Style Leotard in Purple (order at front desk)
  • Tights: Capezio Style #9c in Theatrical Pink. VIEW or Capezio Style #9 in Theatrical Pink. VIEW
  • Shoes: Sansha Style #S1C in Ballet Pink. VIEW or Sansha Style #S1L in Pink. VIEW or similar leather split sole ballet flat
  • Ribbon: Pointe Shoe Stretch Elastic Ribbon Pack #52 in European Pink. VIEW
  • Hip Alignment Belt 1/2 inch: Color: Lavender (available at front desk)
  • Hair: Hair should be in a tight ballet bun secured with bobby pins.
  • No jewelry. No makeup. Small stud earrings are acceptable.

Ballet Academic Level 1 + 1B:

  • Leotard: CCDA Style Leotard in Light Blue (order at front desk)
  • Tights: Capezio Style #9c in Theatrical Pink. VIEW or Capezio Style #9 in Theatrical Pink. VIEW
  • Shoes: Sansha Style #S1C in Ballet Pink. VIEW or Sansha Style #S1L in Pink. VIEW or similar leather split sole ballet flat
  • Ribbon: Pointe Shoe Stretch Elastic Ribbon Pack #52 in European Pink. VIEW
  • Skirt: CCDA Style Skirt in White (Order at front desk)
  • Hip Alignment Belt 1/2 inch: Color: Aqua (available at front desk)
  • Hair: Hair should be in a tight ballet bun secured with bobby pins.
  • No jewelry. No makeup. Small stud earrings are acceptable.

Ballet Academic Level 2:

  • Leotard: CCDA Style Leotard in Peacock (order at front desk)
  • Tights: Capezio Style #9c in Theatrical Pink. VIEW or Capezio Style #9 in Theatrical Pink. VIEW
  • Shoes: Sansha Style #S1C in Ballet Pink. VIEW or Sansha Style #S1L in Pink. VIEW or similar leather split sole ballet flat
  • Ribbon: Pointe Shoe Stretch Elastic Ribbon Pack #52 in European Pink. VIEW
  • Skirt: CCDA Style Skirt in White (Order at front desk)
  • Hip Alignment Belt 1/2 inch: Color: Royal (available at front desk)
  • Theraband: Bunheads style #BH511. VIEW
  • Hair: Hair should be in a tight ballet bun secured with bobby pins.
  • No jewelry. No makeup. Small stud earrings are acceptable.

Ballet Academic Level 3:

  • Leotard: CCDA Style Leotard in Royal Blue (order at front desk)
  • Tights: Capezio Style #9 in Theatrical Pink. VIEW
  • Shoes: Sansha Style #S1C in Ballet Pink. VIEW or Sansha Style #S1L in Pink. VIEW or similar leather split sole ballet flat
  • Ribbon: Pointe Shoe Stretch Elastic Ribbon Pack #52 in European Pink. VIEW
  • Skirt: CCDA Style Skirt in Black (Order at front desk)
  • Hip Alignment Belt 1/2 inch: Color Light Blue (available at front desk)
  • Theraband: Bunheads style #BH511. VIEW
  • Hair: Hair should be in a tight ballet bun secured with bobby pins.
  • No jewelry. No makeup. Small stud earrings are acceptable.

Ballet Academic Level 4:

  • Leotard: CCDA Style Leotard in Navy (order at front desk)
  • Tights: Capezio Style #9 in Theatrical Pink. VIEW
  • Shoes: Sansha Style #S1C in Ballet Pink. VIEW or Sansha Style #S1L in Pink. VIEW or similar leather split sole ballet flat
  • Ribbon: Pointe Shoe Stretch Elastic Ribbon Pack #52 in European Pink. VIEW
  • Skirt: CCDA Style Skirt in Black (Order at front desk)
  • Hip Alignment Belt 1/2 inch: Color Red (available at front desk)
  • Theraband: Bunheads style #BH511. VIEW
  • Hair: Hair should be in a tight ballet bun.
  • No jewelry. No makeup. Small stud earrings are acceptable.

Ballet Academic Level 5:

  • Leotard: CCDA Style Leotard in Eggplant (order at front desk)
  • Tights: Capezio Style #9 in Theatrical Pink. VIEW
  • Shoes: Sansha Style #S1C in Ballet Pink. VIEW or Sansha Style #S1L in Pink. VIEW or similar leather split sole ballet flat
  • Ribbon: Pointe Shoe Stretch Elastic Ribbon Pack #52 in European Pink. VIEW
  • Skirt: CCDA Style Skirt in White (Order at front desk)
  • Hip Alignment Belt 1/2 inch: Color: Light Pink (available at front desk)
  • Theraband: Bunheads style #BH511. VIEW
  • Hair: Hair should be in a tight ballet bun.
  • No jewelry. No makeup. Small stud earrings are acceptable.

Ballet Academic Level 6:

  • Leotard: CCDA Style Leotard in White (order at front desk)
  • Tights: Capezio Style #9 in Theatrical Pink. VIEW
  • Shoes: Sansha Style #S1C in Ballet Pink. VIEW or Sansha Style #S1L in Pink. VIEW or similar leather split sole ballet flat
  • Ribbon: Pointe Shoe Stretch Elastic Ribbon Pack #52 in European Pink. VIEW
  • Hip Alignment Belt 1/2 inch: Color: Silver (available at front desk)
  • Skirt: CCDA Style Skirt in White (Order at front desk)
  • Theraband: Bunheads style #BH511. VIEW
  • Hair: Hair should be in a tight ballet bun.
  • No jewelry. No makeup. Small stud earrings are acceptable.

Ballet Academic Level 7:

  • Leotard: CCDA Style Leotard in Black (order at front desk)
  • Tights: Capezio Style #9 in Theatrical Pink. VIEW
  • Shoes: Sansha Style #S1C in Ballet Pink. VIEW or Sansha Style #S1L in Pink. VIEW or similar leather split sole ballet flat
  • Ribbon: Pointe Shoe Stretch Elastic Ribbon Pack #52 in European Pink. VIEW
  • Skirt: CCDA Style Skirt in Black. (Order at front desk)
  • Hip Alignment Belt 1/2 inch: Color: White (available at front desk)
  • Theraband: Bunheads style #BH511. VIEW
  • Hair: Hair should be in a tight ballet bun.
  • No jewelry. No makeup. Small stud earrings are acceptable.

Boys (Ballet & Combo Classes):

  • Undergarment: Boys “Lucas” Dance Belt in Black. VIEW
  • Pants: Boys “Nikkita” High Waist Capri Dance Pant in Black . VIEW
  • T-shirt: Boy’s “Pasha” V-Neck Dance Shirt in White VIEW
  • Freed Boy’s Ballet Socks in White VIEW
  • Shoes: Bloch Style #S0205G in White. VIEW
  • Please note that boys ages 3-6 will need a pair of Tap Shoes for their combo class, in black VIEW

Men (Ballet):

  • Undergarment: Men’s “Lucas” Dance Belt in Black. VIEW
  • Tights: Men’s “Nikkita” High Waist Capri Dance Pant in Black. VIEW
  • Shoes: Sansha style #S1C in White VIEW
  • Freed Men’s Ballet Socks in White VIEW
  • T-shirt: Men’s “Pasha” V-Neck Dance Shirt in White. VIEW
  • Theraband: Bunheads style #BH511. VIEW

Company / Competitive Dance Team:

Any style leotard is acceptable.

  • Leotard
  • Booty shorts
  • Leggings
  • Mesh Seamed Convertible Tights – Theatrical Pink
  • Shoes for the style of class must have all with you at all times: ballet flats, jazz shoes, turning shoes, and footundeez

Progress Ballet Technique / Floor Barre & Stretch:

Any style leotard is acceptable.

  • Leotard
  • Convertible Tights
  • Ballet Flats

Leaps & Turns Ballet Technique:

Any style leotard is acceptable.

  • Leotard
  • Tights
  • Ballet Flats
  • CCDA Style Skirts (order at front desk)

Contemporary/Lyrical:

  • CCDA  Class  Leotard in Dark Teal (order at front desk)
  • Leggings in black (cropped or full length): VIEW
  • Booty Shorts: VIEW
  • Nude Turning shoes: VIEW
  • Nude FootUndies VIEW
  • Hair should be pulled back in a ponytail or bun and kept out of the face.

Jazz:

  • CCDA Class Leotard in Red (order at front desk)
  • Booty Shorts: VIEW
  • Leggings in black (cropped or full length): VIEW
  • Black Jazz Shoes
  • Hair should be pulled back in a ponytail or bun and kept out of the face.

Tap:

Any style leotard is acceptable.

  • Sports Bras
  • Tank Tops
  • Booty Shorts
  • Capris
  • Leggings
  • Jazz/Yoga Pants
  • Boys/Men can wear shorts, appropriate sized sweats and t-shirts.
  • Tap Shoes
  • Hair should be pulled back in a ponytail or bun and kept out of the face.

Hip-Hop & Street Jazz:

Clothing should be comfortable and easy to move in without being too oversized. Dancers are encouraged to express their personalities and personal style in these classes.

  • T-shirts or Tank Tops
  • Sports Bras
  • Booty shorts, Leggings, Fitted Sweats, Fitness Attire
  • Sneakers (sneaks need to be non-marking and should be a pair you only wear to class – no street shoes allowed)
  • Hair should be pulled back in a ponytail or bun and kept out of the face.

No baggy pants, shirts, shorts, or baggy sweats will be allowed in any classes.No jeans of any kind, not even the kind with stretch.

Vaganova Character:

  • CCDA  Class  Leotard (order at front desk)
  • CCDA Class Character Skirt (order at front desk)
  • Black Character Shoes (contact studio for specifics on what shoes are acceptable)
  • Hair should be kept in a nice clean ballet bun.

Acro:

  • Gymnastic Leotard