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Children's and Youth Etiquette and Dress Code
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Children’s & Youth Ballet and Community Dance 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-identifying students wear light pink tights, slippers, and/or pointe shoes. Dancers of color may wear skin toned tights and slippers 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.

Children’s Dress Code

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

On Stage Dancewear: https://joffreyballetschooldresscode.com

49 W 37th St, New York, NY (866) 725-1174

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

Female-identifying students: “So Danca”- Light Pink camisole style leotard, light pink tights, slippers, and unattached light pink skirt. Dancers of color may wear skin toned tights and slippers 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”- Lilac camisole style leotard, light pink tights, slippers, and unattached lilac skirt. Dancers of color may wear skin toned tights and slippers 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”- Dark Pink camisole style leotard, light pink tights, slippers, and a dark pink skirt. Dancers of color may wear skin toned tights and slippers 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”- Raspberry camisole style leotard, light pink tights, slippers, and a raspberry skirt. Dancers of color may wear skin toned tights and slippers 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''- Celestine Blue camisole 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 skin toned tights and slippers 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”- Peacock camisole 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 skin toned tights and slippers 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”- Tropic Green camisole 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 skin toned tights and slippers 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”- Purple camisole 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 skin toned tights and slippers 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” - Dark Purple camisole 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 skin toned tights and slippers 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.

Community Dance Dress Code

Teen Ballet:

Female-identifying students: Black camisole style leotard, light pink tights, slippers, and a ballet skirt. Dancers of color may wear skin toned tights and slippers 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.


Studio Locations

JBS 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.

JBS - LIC Studio Address

Joffrey Ballet School - Long Island City is located at 47-10 Austell Place, Long Island City, NY, 11101. Joffrey Ballet School - Long Island City occupies the fourth floor of the building.

4th Floor:


Make-Up Classes

When your dancer misses a class, they can attend a make-up class at or below their level at any time during the semester the absence is gained in. To take a make-up class, you must email the Registrar at joffreyregistrar@joffreyballetschool.com to receive approval to attend. We will notify the teacher of your dancer’s attendance. Makeup classes are not available during school breaks or on Parent Observation weeks.


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 female-identifying) or in a ponytail (for male-identifying, 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 Program Coordinator when your dancer will be late or absent for class.
  4. Address all questions directly to the Program Coordinator 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. Attend Parent Observation Days.
  8. Encourage your dancer to review the corrections and material from each class.
  9. Ensure your dancer has all supplies necessary for a neat bun, clean and properly fitting slippers, as well as clean tights and leotard.
  10. 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