Chicago Dance Academy

Dress Code

Chicago Dance Academy requires specific dance attire in the Primary and Academy Divisions. Open and Adult Division dress is listed with each class description. Dress requirements are filed with the following vendors:

This gear is not available at large retail outlets such as Target or Wal-Mart. At either Motion Unlimited or Allegro Boutique, it is suggested that you schedule a pointe shoe fitting appointment if you are new to pointe work.

Primary Division

Mommy & Me–Comfortable workout attire for parents and child, socks

First Steps–There is dance attire available at the desk that can later be used for Creative Movement. Otherwise, no specific dancewear is required. Suggested footwear is Sansha split sole pink canvas shoes 15C. Boys can wear shorts, t-shirt and socks. Suggested footwear for boys–black technique shoes.)

Creative Movement & Pre-Balletthis gear, excluding the shoes, is included with the registration fee. Boys provide their own attire and there is no registration fee. If the student is transitioning from First Steps and has the proper dress, please let us know when registering. Registration fee will be waived.

  • The leotard, skirt and tights are provided.
  • Pink split sole canvas ballet shoes–Sansha 15C (parent provides)
  • Boys–Black canvas split sole shoes; black shorts; fitted white t-shirt; white socks

Fundamentals

  • Light blue camisole leotard–Mirella M207C
  • Footed tights—Body Wrappers C80 in theatrical pink color
  • Pink split sole canvas ballet shoes—Sansha 15C or Body Wrappers TotalStretch 246A for larger sizes (whichever style that fits that has pre-sewn elastics)
  • No skirts
  • White hip alignment belt 62S or ¾” white elastic band or at Motions#hip
  • Boys– Black canvas split sole shoe; black shorts; fitted white t-shirt ; white socks

Ballet I

  • Buttercup camisole leotard–Mirella M201C
  • Footed tights—Body Wrappers C80 in theatrical pink color
  • Pink split sole canvas ballet shoes—Sansha 15C or Body Wrappers TotalSTRETCH 246A for larger sizes (Whichever style that fits that has pre-sewn elastics)
  • No skirts
  • White hip alignment belt 62S or 3/4″ white elastic band or from Motions #hip
  • Boys—White canvas split sole shoe; black shorts; fitted white t-shirt; white socks

Rocket Boys

  • Boys—Shorts; T-shirt; Socks

Academy Division

Ballet II & II/III

  • Royal blue camisole leotard–Mirella M201c (adult sizes are also available–201L). At this age and level, we ask that undergarments not be worn under leotard and tight.
  • Convertible tights–Body Wrappers C81 in theatrical pink color
  • Pink split sole canvas ballet shoes–discretion is allowed with shoes but they must be canvas split sole
  • No skirts
  • White hip alignment belt 62S or 3/4″ white elastic band or at Motions #hip
  • Boys–White canvas split sole shoes; black tights or black cycling shorts; fitted white t-shirt; white socks

Ballet III & III/IV

  • Black camisole leotard–Capezio CC101
  • Convertible tights–Body Wrappers mesh back seam A45 in ballet pink color
  • Pink split sole canvas ballet shoes–discretion is allowed with shoes but they must be pink canvas split sole
  • No skirts
  • Boys–Sansha white canvas split sole; black tights (support belt); fitted white t-shirt; white socks

Pre & Beginning Pointe, Pointe A, B & C: optional–matching short skirt.