New West Ballet School

Dress Code

NWB Dress Code

All levels must have their hair in a bun for ballet classes. Ladies with short hair should have the sides pinned down and off their face. Gentlemen’s hair should be neatly off the face. For all other dance genres, ladies please secure hair in a ponytail.

Please put child’s name in all belongings, including leotards, tights, and shoes. No costumes, skirts, or jewelry are allowed. In addition, no underwear should be worn under the tights (diapers ok for non-potty trained students below the age of 3).


Ballet: Appropriate ballet level colored NWB leotard (see below), pink tights, and pink ballet slippers.
  • Pre Ballet Levels = Pink
  • Classical Ballet Levels = Black

Modern/Pilates/Yoga: NWB class leotard with black tights or legging/tight yoga pants. Bare feet.
Lyrical/Jazz: NWB class leotard with black tights or legging/tight yoga pants. Bloch “Eclipse” Leather Half Soles

All NWB Leotards are available online at

Select your class from the drop down menu and click view
  • PrePre, Pre I, Pre II, Pre III, or Pre IV Ballet = Choose Pre-Dance
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th position = choose Classical Levels
  • Company member = choose Company
  • Boy/Men = Choose Boys and Men
  • Contemporary, Lyrical/Jazz, Pilates/PBT, or Stretch and Strength = choose Electives

For our shows, we require female ballet dancers to wear specific brand tights and shoes:
  • Tights - Body Wrappers Convertible Seamed Mesh Tights in Ballet Pink – Style No. A45 (adult) or C45 (child)
  • Ballet Slippers - Bloch “Prolite II Hybrid” Split Sole Ballet Slippers - Style No. S0203G (child) or S0203L (adult)


Ballet: Black tights and a white t-shirt. Black ballet slippers
Modern, Lyrical/Jazz, Pilates, and Stretch: T-shirt and workout pants or shorts.

Male dancers should inquire with the director(s) as to performance specifics of tights and shoes as these will vary by costume.