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.

  • Motion Unlimited Dancewear
    218 South Wabash Avenue, #270
    Chicago, IL 60604
    312-922-3330
  • Discount Dance Supply
    800-328-7107 Teacher, School Code TP65877
  • Allegro Dance Boutique*
    2114 Central St.
    Evanston, IL 60201
    847-733-8460
    *Allegro stocks a large selection of pointe shoes.
  • Bloch Store-Pointe Shoes (they do not stock our full dress code) 159 N. Marion St; Oak Park 773-745-5600

This gear is not available at large retail outlets such as Target or Wal-Mart. At either Motion Unlimited, Allegro Boutique and the Bloch store, 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 in a separate registration fee. (Boys provide their own attire.)

  • 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 3/4″hip alignment belt 62ADJ 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 3/4″ hip alignment belt 62ADJ. We also sell belts at the front desk.
  • Boys–Black canvas split sole shoe; black shorts; fitted white t-shirt; white socks

Academy Division

Ballet II & II/III

  • Royal blue camisole leotard–Mirella M201c (adult sizes are also available–201L). Undergarments should not be worn under leotard and tights by this level.
  • 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 3/4″ hip alignment belt 62ADJ. We have these belts at the front desk.
  • Boys–White canvas split sole shoes; black tights or black cycling shorts; fitted white t-shirt; white socks

Ballet III & IV

  • Black camisole leotard–Mirella M207L
  • 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
  • White 3/4″ hip alignment belt 62ADJ or from us at the front desk.
  • Boys–Sansha white canvas split sole; black tights (support belt); fitted white t-shirt; white socks

Pointe: optional–matching short skirt.