Academy of Ballet

Rules and Regulations

Dress Code:

Female Students

Beginners ages 6 -7: Pink head to toe! Leotard, tights, ballet slippers, short chiffon skirt is optional. No tutus, please.

Beginners aged 8 - 12 and Year Two: Pink or black leotard, pink tights and shoes, short, chiffon skirt to match leotard is optional.

Year Three and Beyond: Black leotard, pink tights and shoes, short black skirt is optional.

Rehearsals and Summer Classes: Any solid colored leotard, pink tights and shoes. A solid colored skirt is optional.

Male Students, All Levels

White t-shirt, black tights, black or white ballet shoes.


Properly fitting (not baggy) dancewear in solid colors. Black or pink tights.  Black or pink shoes. Athletic clothing to allow movement.

All Students

Please refrain from wearing jewelry. Warm-up clothing is not to be worn in class. Hair is to be properly groomed.  Long hair is to be secured in a bun. Hair is to be away from the face and neck.

Students are expected to be neat, clean, and modest in attire. Leotards of an asymmetrical design and fully bare backs are not permitted. Non-beginner leotards must be entirely solid black.

Studio Policies:

The studio opens 15 minutes prior to the first class, and closes 15 minutes after the last. Please be on time picking up your child.

Visitors are not permitted without prior permission.  Visitors are invited specifically during Observation Week and the end-of-year Open House. Rehearsals are closed to visitors. Dancers, however, are allowed to observe any rehearsal.

Chronic absenteeism is unacceptable.  Students are permitted to sit out and observe class if they have a note from a parent or doctor. The student is expected to write out the class. Students who are absent for five or more classes will not be advanced to the next level.

Make-up classes are encouraged. Students may attend the class one level below their own level to make-up a class missed due to illness, travel, or inclement weather. As a courtesy, students should notify Marina or Megan in advance (in person the same week, via phone message, via email) that they plan to make-up at a given day and time. This helps manage class size. First-year students cannot make-up in more advance levels, but are instead invited to observe another ballet class.

Water bottles are not allowed in studio. Water and paper cups are provided on 3rd floor.

Food, including snacks and candy, is not to be consumed in the dressing rooms or on the 4th floor.