CCB Dress Code Uniform and Policies

Connecticut Concert Ballet has a strict dress code for all students that enables the teacher to best see and evaluate each student, creates a clean and uniform look for the class and helps to foster discipline in the student. Students must adhere to the dress code at all times (both in classes and in rehearsals).

BALLET

 *Hair must be secured in a bun with pins and a hair net

CCB Uniform leotards can be purchased at CCB

Pre-ballet:  CCB uniform leotard in PINK, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers

Primary A:  CCB uniform leotard in BABY BLUE, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers (preferably soft, split-sole slippers)

Primary B:  CCB uniform leotard in YELLOW, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers (preferably soft, split-sole slippers)

Primary C:  CCB uniform leotard in AQUAMARINE, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers (preferably soft, split-sole slippers)

Level 1:  CCB uniform leotard in LILAC, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers (preferably soft, split-sole slippers)

Level 2:  CCB uniform leotard in MALLARD, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers (preferably soft, split-sole slippers)

Level 3:  CCB uniform leotard in WINE, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers (preferably soft, split-sole slippers)

Level 4:  CCB uniform leotard in NAVY, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers (preferably soft, split-sole slippers) *Level 4 students may wear CCB uniform pull-on skirt in NAVY for rehearsals

Level 5: All must have at least one CCB uniform leotard in BLACK. May also wear a simple black leotard (no high neck, zippers, mesh, lace, colored trim, prints, etc. allowed), pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers (preferably soft, split-sole slippers) *Level 5 students may wear CCB uniform pull-on skirt in BLACK for rehearsals

Boys – all levels:  CCB uniform T-Shirt in white, CCB Boys/Mens Black tights (Boys in Pre-Ballet & Primary Levels may wear black dance shorts), black ballet slippers or white ballet slippers with white socks, dance belt worn under leotard

Adult Ballet: Leotard, tights or yoga pants, ballet slippers.  Ballet skirts are optional

*Level 4/5 Saturday Open Dress Code: Saturday LEVEL 4/5 students may wear any color/style leotard of their choice to class and rehearsals.

 

JAZZ

*Hair must be pulled back out of face and secured in a ponytail or bun

Girls: Black leotard, black jazz pants or black/pink tights, black jazz shoes

Boys:  Black tee shirt, black jazz pants, tights or dance shorts, black jazz shoes

 

MODERN

*Hair must be pulled back out or face and secured in a ponytail or bun

Girls:  Black leotard, black or pink footless tights, bare feet

Boys:  Black tee shirt, black footless tights or shorts, bare feet

 

CCB DRESS CODE POLICIES

  • For the safety and etiquette of ballet class, students are only allowed to wear small earrings. Long/dangling earrings are not allowed.
  • All other jewelry (including necklaces, bracelets, rings and facial jewelry) is not allowed.
  • Leg warmers, warmup clothing, street clothing and other items are a distraction to both student and teacher and are not permitted in any class – tight-fitting ballet sweaters are allowed in winter months.
  • Leotards and tights should be worn without underwear underneath.
  • Female students must come to classes and rehearsals with hair up and neatly secured in a classical bun. If you need assistance with hair, please see a member of our staff. *If you have short hair that cannot be placed in a bun, hair must be neatly secured off the face with headband, clips, etc.
  • Students must wear shoes at all times when walking around the building (i.e. – anything outside of the studio)
  • For the safety of all dancer, if eyeglasses are needed, please attach with a sports strap. Contacts are highly recommended for the more advanced dancer as an alternative to glasses.
  • Tights and leotards should be washed on a regular basis.
  • Tights should be footed; please do not wear cut-off tights.
  • All ballet slippers should have elastic straps sewn on securely across the ankles.

 

Where to purchase Dancewear:

CCB official uniform dancewear can be purchased at our CCB studio. We recommend that you purchase all of your other dancewear and dance shoes at Dance Village in Manchester. Their staff is aware of our dress code requirements and preferences and can assist you in all your dancewear needs.

 

SOME OTHER HELPFUL TIPS:

-After you purchase new ballet shoes, put them on and tie a single knot in the drawstring so that the shoe fits comfortably around the top of the foot. Take off the shoe and tie a second and even third knot, cut the extra drawstrings off and tuck the ends inside the shoe. Do not tie the strings in a bow.

-CCB has a collection of used shoes. Feel free to drop off used shoes or find needed shoes at any time.

-Line drying dance clothes rather than using the clothes dryer will help them retain their elasticity and they will fit and last longer.

-Use a permanent marker to mark ALL dance clothing and shoes clearly with your dancer’s name

Manchester Studio

280 Garden Grove Road Manchester,
CT 06040
860.643.4796

Windsor Studio

The Great Hall at Grace Church,
311 Broad Street Windsor, CT 06095