Pre-professional Division Dress Code

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Pre-professional Division Dress Code

As a professional classical ballet school, Alma Dance School adheres to a professional dress code for all dancers. Current students should have their attire by the first day of class.  New students have one week to purchase the required attire; all students should have full attire by the second week of class.  Following is an overview of the dress code.

Please note all uniform leotards for the Pre-Professional Ballet Divison are from the brand Ballet Rosa Academy. Uniform leotards, tights, ballet shoes, skirts, and convertible pink tights can be ordered online or in-person in one of the Allegro Dance Boutique’s local stores. To order your uniform online please click HERE. Orders placed online will be shipped to your address. If you are unsure of your dancer’s size, please call the store at, Evanston – (847) 733-8460) or Barrington – (847-277-1009), PRIOR to placing an order online. 

*Pre-Professional Division alignment belts may be purchased through the school for $10. 

  • PPBA: Delphine Tank in Noir (NO skirt) with white alignment belt and convertible pink tights.
  • PPBB: Candice Camisole in Noir (NO skirt) with light pink alignment belt and convertible pink tights.
  • PPBB+: Candice Camisole in Noir (NO skirt) with hot pink alignment belt and convertible pink tights.
  • PPBC:  Aube Camisole in Noir (NO skirt) with lilac alignment belt and convertible pink tights.
  • PPBC+: Aube Camisole in Noir (NO skirt) with burgundy alignment belt and convertible pink tights.
  • PPPD:  Grazia Camisole in Noir (NO skirt) with dark blue alignment belt and convertible pink tights.
  • PPBE: Itzel Tank in Noir (NO skirt) with turquoise alignment belt and convertible pink tights.
  • PPBF: Antonella Cap Sleeve in Noir with Skylar Skirt in Noir and convertible pink tights.
  • Male Dancers for all divisions: White fitted T-shirt, black convertible tights, black dance belt, and black canvas ballet shoes.
PPBA Uniform Leotard (Color- Noir)
 PPBB & PPBB+ Uniform Leotard         (Color- Noir)
PPBC & PPBC + Uniform Leotard (Color Noir)
PPBD Uniform Leotard (Color Noir)
PPBE Uniform Leotard (Color Noir)
PPBF Uniform Leotard (Color Noir)

Additional Needed Items:

Ballet/Conditioning Classes: Same attire as ballet class is required. Dance shorts and leggings can be worn. Please no loose-fit pants, as the teacher needs to be able to see the dancer’s lines during class.

1-Pre-professional Ballet A dancers will need a yoga mat, a foam roller at least 18 inches long, two yoga blocks (Dimensions: 9 inches W x 6 inches H x 4 inches D / Weight: 4.6), and a theraBand medium strength. Note: “medium strength” bands will be different colors depending on the brand. We recommend the one in the link below as it is very long, and it can be cut to the needed length. If you decide to purchase this one, please ensure you select the 6 yards heavy green. Please use the links below as a reference for the yoga mat, foam roller, yoga blocks, and theraband.

  • Click HERE to view the yoga mat.
  • Click HERE to view the foam roller
  • Click HERE to view the yoga blocks.
  • Click HERE to view the theraband.

 

2-Pre-professional Ballet B and B+ dancers will need a yoga mat, a theraBand, a foam roller at least 18 inches long and two yoga block (Dimensions: 9 inches W x 6 inches H x 4 inches D / Weight: 4.6). The theraBand must be 9 feet long and 6″ (or 15cm) wide, medium strength. Note: “medium strength” bands will be different colors depending on the brand. We recommend the one in the link below as it is very long, and it can be cut to the needed length. If you decide to purchase this one, please ensure you select the 6 yards heavy green. Please use the links below as a reference for the yoga mat, foam roller, yoga blocks, and theraband.

  • Click HERE to view the yoga mat.
  • Click HERE to view the foam roller.
  • Click HERE to view the yoga blocks.
  • Click HERE to view the theraband.

 

3-Pre-professional Ballet C and up dancers will need a yoga mat, a theraBand, ankle weights, a resistance band, a foam roller at least 18 inches long and two yoga block (Dimensions: 9 inches W x 6 inches H x 4 inches D / Weight: 4.6). The theraBand must be 9 feet long and 6″ (or 15cm) wide, medium strength. Note: “medium strength” bands will be different colors depending on the brand. We recommend the one in the link below as it is very long, and it can be cut to the needed length. If you decide to purchase this one, please ensure you select the 6 yards heavy green. Ankle weights for ages 9-10 need to be 1-pound.  Ankle weights for ages 11 & up need to be 2-pound. Please use the links below as a reference for the yoga mat, foam roller, yoga blocks, theraband, resistance band and ankle weight.

  • Click HERE to view the yoga mat.
  • Click HERE to view the foam roller.
  • Click HERE to view the yoga blocks.
  • Click HERE to view the theraband.
  • Click HERE to view the resistance band.
  • Click HERE to view the ankle weight.

Contemporary/Modern: Same attire as ballet class is required. Dance shorts and leggings may be worn. Please no loose-fit pants as the teacher needs to be able to see the dancers’ lines.

BALLET SHOES:

Pre-Professional Division: Pink canvas ballet slippers are required, please no leather slippers. All students from level PPBB+ and up will be required to have stretchy pointe shoes ribbons on their ballet slippers. This will help the younger students learn the proper way to tie their shoes to build a habit for when they start pointe shoe work. The instructor/directors will demonstrate placement for the ribbons. Students approved by the directors to begin pointe work must also have their approval on the proper fit before sewing and wearing pointe shoes. Level PPBA & PPBB will not be required to have the stretchy pointe shoes ribbons on their ballet slippers.

Male Dancer: Black Canvas Ballet Shoes

Any shoes worn in class should never have been worn outside or on the pavement as this may cause damage to the Marley flooring. Students should also wear shoes to and from the studio and not arrive or leave barefoot. (Also note, black ballet shoes or black pointe shoes cannot be worn in the studio as they can stain the flooring.)

HAIR: Hair must be pulled back neatly and secured in a bun.

JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES: No jewelry is allowed in class, except for small stud earrings. This includes no rings, watches, fitness trackers or bracelets of any kind. No leg warmers, black tights, ballet skirts or extra clothing of any kind may be worn to class.

COVER-UPS: All students should wear cover-ups to and from the school at all times.

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