Ballet is the foundation of dance. It is the architect for the dancer’s body to become strong and beautiful for all dance disciplines. Ballet strengthens the body, increases flexibility and creates agility and grace of movement.
All Performing Arts students are required to take Ballet. Levels 4 and up are required to take a Ballet Technique class to supplement their Level’s Ballet class. All levels are encouraged to take additional Technique class to improve their all-around dance ability but this is optional for Levels 1-3.
Pointe classes are offered for students in Level 4 and up with teacher approval. Students are assessed for Pointe shoes in the Performing Arts Pre-Pointe Intensive in August. It is imperative that students have proper alignment, strength, and consistent attendance to safely thrive in Pointe class. Pointe is very beneficial for building strength and poise for all genres of dance.
Black leotard (camisole or tank style, long-sleeve is optional in the winter.)
Ballet belt (to be purchased from PSOD in the beginning of the year.)
Pink tights; tights must be worn over the feet and inside the ballet slippers. We recommend convertible tights so dancers can easily access their feet and toes. Tights should be clean and free of holes/runs.
Pink Ballet shoes (split-sole canvas or leather, elastic must be properly sewn – not knotted around or under the foot.) Shoes should be clean and free of holes.
No skirts or shorts.
No visible undergarments or panty lines. Any supportive garments worn under the leotard must be black or flesh-colored!
No jewelry except for post earrings may be worn (i.e., no necklaces, bracelets anklets, rings, dangling earrings, etc.)
Hair must be worn in a neat, well-formed bun. No bangs or whispies.