At Ballet Caliente, dancers wear particular colors to denote which level they are in. We require each of our dancers to wear the Capezio brand of leotard. Short sleeves, camisoles and tank strap style choices are acceptable for all levels. Please, no leotards with attached skirts.
Class Uniform is REQUIRED for all classes and rehearsals. Students are required to be in uniform by October 1st.
Skirt Day (optional) is the first week of every month.
Female dancers DO NOT wear panties. If necessary, purchase specific dance undergarments.
Young ladies who are menstruating may wear black tights and black dance shorts. Dancers should be prepared with items like extra ballet outfits and feminine products in their dance bag. Nude dance undergarments or period activewear are also good options; however, they are not required. Instructors will not question why a dancer is wearing black tights to class. Dancers do not need to ask permission to wear these items.
Dance sweaters and legwarmers allowed for warm-up only.
T-shirts, sweatpants, plastic pants, gym shorts, and baggy or loose-fitting items are not permitted.
Only small stud earrings allowed. No necklaces, bracelets, or watches.
*discontinued by Lucky Leo, still acceptable for class wear
Tights: A soft shade of pink or a shade to match dancer's skin tone, footed or convertible/transitional* – No footless or stirrup tights allowed. *Required for pointe.
Ballet Slippers: Pink (or shade to match dancer's skin tone) Ballet Slipper or split sole slipper (canvas preferred) – No Target or Walmart brands
Pointe Shoes: Fitting is dancer specific; please check with instructor for more information.
Boys White T-shirt with Black men’s tights or leggings, white socks, dance belt (athletic supporter) Black or white Split Sole Ballet Slippers
Adults Adults are welcome to wear their choice of leotard, tights and skirt, or leggings and a well fitting top. Ballet slippers are required.
JAZZ UNIFORMS Students wear their colored class leotards and tights.
Pants: Black jazz pant, with shaped waistband and a boot cut or black jazz shorts. Any brand.
Shoes: Girls - Tan Split Sole Jazz slip-on shoe, no laces. (For performance, black BLOCH oxfords or character shoes may be necessary)
Boys - Black (Bloch brand only) Split Sole Jazz slip-on shoe.
MODERN/CONTEMPORARY & ACRO UNIFORMS Modern students wear their colored class leotards with footless, transitional, or stirrup tights in pink, beige or black. Students dance barefooted in Modern. TAP UNIFORMS Students wear their colored class leotards and tights with tap shoes.
Capezio Shuffle Tap Shoe- Caramel Color- Pre/Prim/Tap 1
Capezio Flex Master Tap Shoe- Caramel Color- Tap 2, 3, 4
So Danca Tiffany 2” heeled Tap Shoe- Caramel- Tap 5 and Studio Company
Tap Shoes for Class
Tap shoes come in a variety of styles and price ranges! Ballet Caliente's teacher, Katrina Okoniewski, has suggested the following tan tap shoes for each class level.
Beginner Tap - Levels Pre, Prim & 1
Capezio Shuffle Tap Shoe - Caramel
Intermediate Tap - Levels 2, 3 & 4
Capezio Flex Master Tap Shoe - Caramel
Advanced Tap - Levels 5 & Company
So Danca Tiffany 2" heeled tap shoe - Caramel
Studio Location: 44727 St. Andrew's Church Rd. California, MD 20619