HPSD DRESS CODE

SUGGESTED RETAILERS

In the neighborhood:
Wesley's Shoe Corral
1506 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615

A great source for kids' leather & canvas ballet shoes
(and a small bonus selection of leotard and tights, too!)

A one-stop-shopping option:
Motion Unlimited Dancewear
218 S Wabash Ave, Ste 270, Chicago, IL 60604

Helpful staff and a wide selection of dancewear, exercise apparel, and accessories, including shoes, leotards, and tights for men, women, and children in sizes from petite through plus, dance bags, and more. Full inventory of merchandise for ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, hip hop, character dance, and more.

For online shoppers:
DiscountDance.com
Dancewear mega-retailer DiscountDance.com carries shoes, leotards, tights, and other dance items. With a huge in-stock inventory featuring over 4,000 brands and fast, affordable shipping, Discount Dance is bound to be a helpful resource if one of our great local dancewear retailers isn't carrying what you're looking for when you need it.

Ballet

BOYS' BALLET UNIFORM
Boys taking ballet or boys' dance should wear black boys' ballet tights (with a dance belt if they are seven or older), black ballet shoes, and a white tee shirt. This uniform applies to male dancers at every level. If you have difficulty finding opaque black ballet tights in your dancer's size, an alternate option is black leggings with black socks, black ballet shoes, and a white tee shirt.
 

GIRLS' BALLET UNIFORMS  by level
For female dancers, the ballet uniform varies depending on level. All dancers will be required to wear footed tights, canvas or leather ballet shoes, and a plain leotard (no attached skirts or other embellishments) of any cut with which the dancer is comfortable (tank style, spaghetti strap, short-sleeved, or long-sleeved) corresponding to their level:

Creative Movement/Pre-Ballet 1:  pink leotard (no attached skirts or other embellishments), pink footed tights, pink canvas or leather ballet shoes
Pre-Ballet 2:  white leotard (no attached skirts or other embellishments), pink footed tights, pink canvas or leather ballet shoes
Pre-Ballet 3 - Ballet 3:  black leotard (no attached skirts or other embellishments), pink footed tights, pink canvas or leather ballet shoes
Ballet 4A-4B:  burgundy leotard (no attached skirts or other embellishments), pink- or flesh-colored footed tights, pink- or flesh-colored canvas or leather ballet shoes.  Tights and shoes  must match (all pink or all flesh-colored.)
Ballet 5:  royal blue leotard (no attached skirts or other embellishments), pink- or flesh-colored footed tights, pink- or flesh-colored canvas or leather ballet shoes.  Tights and shoes must match (all pink or all flesh-colored.)
Ballet 6:  navy leotard (no attached skirts or other embellishments), pink- or flesh-colored footed tights, pink- or flesh-colored canvas or leather ballet shoes.  Tights and shoes must match (all pink or all flesh-colored.)

Jazz

Dancers taking jazz may wear a solid colored leotard or tee shirt paired with leggings or jazz pants. 

Split-soled jazz shoes are required footwear. 

Ballet Uniforms By Level:

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First Steps