BALLET PREPARATION LIST

We strongly suggest that you bring everything you need stay. Although you will have easy access to stores near your residence, and will have opportunities to shop at The Rock Boutique, it is our experience that life is much easier for those students who do not have to worry about running out of necessities.  Student’s name must be permanently marked on all clothing and personal belongings.

CLOTHING

Dressy clothing is needed only if you will be attending religious services
or an event at which dressy clothing is appropriate (the dinner cruise or the Broadway show).
Don’t forget bathing suit(s), bathrobe, light jacket or sweatshirt, casual shoes, and socks!

DANCE WEAR

Girls/Ladies should arrive with the following in their possession:

  • At least one new pair of pink ballet slippers
  • A minimum of one pair of pink pointe shoes* 
  • One pair of jazz shoes (any color) 
  • A minimum of five leotards (any color) 
  • All 5 week females/levels 3X and above are required to bring one solid white and one solid black leotard (appropriate style, no cut-outs, no other colors such as borders or designs)  
  • All 5 week females/levels 3X and above are required to bring one white and one black skirt (short length) to wear in demonstrations and performances
  • A minimum of five pairs of tights (pink)
    *Advanced students should bring enough pairs of pointe shoes to last for at least the first week of classes (approximately 6-8 hours of pointe)

Boys/Men should arrive with the following in their possession: 

  • At least one new pair of black ballet slippers
  • One pair of white ballet slippers
  •  At least one pair of white socks
  • One pair of jazz shoes (any color) 
  • A minimum of five snug fitting dance shirts (any color, at least 1 white) 
  • A minimum of 5 pairs of tights, various styles accepted (black)
  • Dance Belt(s)

DANCE BAG CHECKLIST

Girls/Ladies:

  • Two clean leotards and two pairs of tights for each day. 
  • First aid for feet: Lambswool or light weight toe pads, tape, band aids, hydrogen peroxide etc. 
  • 4 - inch width ace bandage, safety pins & scissors
  • Ziploc bags (for ice-packs, storage of first aid items, etc.) 
  • Extra hair supplies, elastics

Boys/Men

  • Two clean T-shirts and at least one pair of black tights or shorts
  • 4 - inch width ace bandage, safety pins & scissors
  • Ziploc bags (for ice-packs, storage of first aid items, etc.)

    OTHER SUPPLIES

    • Rubbermaid storage containers for food
    • Blanket(s) & Pillow(s)
    • Wash cloth(s) & Towel(s) 
    • Twin extra long sheets & pillowcases
    • Small plastic container for carting toiletries to and from the showers
    • Toiletries, shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.
    • Shower sandals
    • Water bottle
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Rainwear
    • Clothes hangers
    • Laundry bag
    • Detergent/dryer sheets
    • Needles/thread
    • Stationary/stamps
    • ATM card
    • Alarm/clock (remember chargers)
    • Sunscreen
    • 4” Ace Bandage
    • Scissors
    • Beach towel
    • Trash bags (not provided, but optional)
    • Small desk lamp (optional) 
    • Power strip(s)
    • Cell phone (remember chargers) 
    • Roll of 4” medical or athletic tape