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Children’s and Youth Ballet Program

Dress Code

All Joffrey Ballet School dancers are required to adhere to the dress code to participate in class. Students without proper dance clothing, shoes, or without their hair secured in a bun, will not be permitted to dance in class.

Joffrey Ballet School female students wear light pink tights, slippers, and\or pointe shoes. Dancers of color may wear flesh toned tights to match as close to the student’s natural skin tone as possible. This will prevent a break in the visual “line”, from the top of their head to the tip of their toes.

Additionally, please take a trip to the bathroom prior to class. Teachers cannot take class time to escort students to the bathroom for routine visits. The teachers are only permitted to take a child out of class in the case of an emergency.

Face Coverings

All staff and dancers are required to wear face coverings within the building’s common areas. This includes:

 

While in the School, dancers will be assigned a studio for as much of the day as possible without the switch of groups for the week. JBS staff will maintain social distancing when feasible and not engage in any hands on corrections in class.

Children’s Dress Code

All leotards may be purchased in the appropriate colors through OnStage Dancewear.

On Stage Dancewear: 197 Madison Ave, New York, NY https://dancewearnyc.com/ (866) 725-1174

The brand is SoDanca. The following styles are available for purchase.

For Children sizes: SL-02, SL-04, SL-10, SL-105, and SL-113.

For Adult sizes: SL-03, SL-05, SL-11, SL-106, and SL-114.

Dance with Me, Baby Ballerinas, Demi-Soloists, Pre-Ballet 1, and Pre-Ballet 2:

Female-identifying students: “So Danca”- #03 Light Pink tank style leotard, light pink flesh tights, slippers, and a light pink skirt. Dancers of color may wear flesh toned tights to match as close to the student’s natural skin tone as possible.

Male-identifying students: Black/white footed tights with matching socks, a white T-shirt, and black ballet slippers.

Foundations of Ballet:

Female-identifying students: “So Danca”- #17 Lilac tank style leotard, light pink flesh tights, slippers, and a lilac skirt. Dancers of color may wear flesh toned tights to match as close to the student’s natural skin tone as possible.

Male-identifying students: Black/white footed tights with matching socks, a white T-shirt, and black ballet slippers.

Youth Dress Code

Level 1A:

Female-identifying students: “So Danca”- #89 Dark Pink tank style leotard, light pink tights, slippers, and a dark pink skirt. Dancers of color may wear flesh toned tights to match as close to the student’s natural skin tone as possible.

Male-identifying students: Black/white footed tights with matching socks, a white T-shirt, and black ballet slippers.  

Level 1B:

Female-identifying students: “So Danca”- #1564 Raspberry tank style leotard, light pink tights, slippers, and a raspberry skirt. Dancers of color may wear flesh toned tights to match as close to the student’s natural skin tone as possible.

Male-identifying students: Black/white footed tights with matching socks, a white T-shirt, and black ballet slippers.

Level 2A:

Female-identifying students: “So Danca”- #31 Celestian Blue tank style leotard, light pink tights, slippers, pointe shoes (per teacher approval) to match as close to the student’s natural skin tone as possible, and a celestian blue skirt. Dancers of color may wear flesh toned tights to match as close to the student’s natural skin tone as possible.

Male-identifying students: Black/white footed tights with matching socks, a white T-shirt, and black ballet slippers.

Level 2B:

Female-identifying students: “So Danca”- #1429 Peacock tank style leotard, light pink tights, slippers, pointe shoes (per teacher approval) to match as close to the student’s natural skin tone as possible, and a peacock skirt. Dancers of color may wear flesh toned tights to match as close to the student’s natural skin tone as possible.

Male-identifying students: Black/white footed tights with matching socks, a white T-shirt, and black ballet slippers.

Level 3:

Female-identifying students: “So Danca”- #34 Tropic Green tank style leotard, light pink tights, slippers, pointe shoes (per teacher approval) to match as close to the student’s natural skin tone as possible, and a tropic green skirt. Dancers of color may wear flesh toned tights to match as close to the student’s natural skin tone as possible.

Male-identifying students: Black/white footed tights with matching socks, a white T-shirt, and black ballet slippers.

Level 4:

Female-identifying students: “So Danca”- #18 Purple tank style leotard, light pink tights, slippers, pointe shoes (per teacher approval) to match as close to the student’s natural skin tone as possible, and a purple skirt. Dancers of color may wear flesh toned tights to match as close to the student’s natural skin tone as possible.

Male-identifying students: Black/white footed tights with matching socks, a white T-shirt, and black ballet slippers.

Level 5:

Female-identifying students: “So Danca”- #49 Dark Purple tank style leotard, light pink tights, slippers, pointe shoes (per teacher approval) to match as close to the student’s natural skin tone as possible, and a dark purple skirt. Dancers of color may wear flesh toned tights to match as close to the student’s natural skin tone as possible.

Male-identifying students: Black/white footed tights with matching socks, a white T-shirt, and black ballet slippers.

POINTE SHOES- By teacher recommendation only.


Studio Locations at Joffrey Ballet School

Studio Address

Joffrey Ballet School is located at 434 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave between W 9th & 10th Street), New York, NY, 10011. Joffrey Ballet School occupies the third, fourth, and fifth floors of the building.

3rd Floor:

4th Floor:

5th Floor:

NOTE: Strollers are not allowed to be left unattended in the 1st floor entrance lobby. No strollers can be stored in the building at this time due to COVID-19.


Make-Up Classes

When your son/daughter misses a class, they can attend a make-up class at or below their level at any time during the school year. To take a make-up class, you must email the Registrar at joffreyregistrar@joffreyballetschool.com, of your intention to attend a Make-up class. We will notify the teacher of your dancer’s attendance.


The 5 R’s of Ballet Etiquette

Dancers Show Respect for the Studio

  1. No gum chewing in class.
  2. No food in the Studio—water bottles only.
  3. No street shoes are permitted in the Studios at any time.
  4. If you bring it in, you must take it out when you leave.
  5. No hanging on the barres.
  6. Keep your hands off the mirrors.

Dancers Show Respect for their Fellow Dancers

  1. Keep your hands to yourself.
  2. Only soft voices in class.
  3. Only kind, encouraging comments in class.

Dancers Show Respect for their Teacher

  1. Waiting quietly and patiently for the teacher’s instructions in class.
  2. Always ask permission to leave the room.
  3. Always raise your hand when asking a question.
  4. Always take care of personal business--including a trip to the restroom--before entering the studio.
  5. If you arrive late for class, stand quietly at the door, and wait to be invited into the studio.
  6. Always thank your teacher at the conclusion of class.

Dancers Show Respect for Themselves

  1. Come to class on time and ready to work hard.
  2. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late to class, you will not be allowed to participate.
  3. Come to class proudly dressed in the uniform of the class. This includes having your hair fixed securely in a bun (for girls) or in a ponytail (for boys, when necessary) and wearing absolutely no jewelry of any kind.
  4. Come to class well nourished and hydrated.

Dancer’s Families Show Respect for the Art of Ballet

  1. Knock before entering a studio when class is in session.
  2. Keep voices low when waiting for a dancer in the lobby or in the hallways.
  3. Alert the Office when your dancer will be late or absent for class.
  4. Address all questions directly to the Office, or Artistic Director to insure accurate information.
  5. Assist your dancer in arriving to class on time.
  6. Pick up your dancer immediately at the end of class.
  7. Check your dancer’s bag for important flyers and informative letters.
  8. Attend Parent Observation Days.
  9. Encourage your dancer to review the corrections and material from each class.

  1. Ensure your dancer has all supplies necessary for a neat bun, clean and properly fitting slippers, as well as clean tights and leotard.
  2. Refrain from challenging or disparaging a teacher’s professional evaluation of your dancer, the material presented, or the method of its delivery.

Parent Portal / Manage Account: https://bit.ly/jbs-childrens-youth-parent-portal