Chicago Ballet Arts Dress Code

Dress Code Notes:

Scroll down to find the required uniform color for your class. Please note that many brands have different color names, if you have any questions about your required color, please send us a message using the form below.

Items shown are just some of the options that Allegro carries that align with CBA's dress code. More options are available in-store and online.

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If you are unsure of your dancer’s size, please call the store at, Evanston - 847.733.8460 or Barrington - 847.277.1009, PRIOR placing an order online.

Preparatory Division

Any color leotard (may have attached skirt but no tutus)


Primary Ballet

Any light/pastel pink leotard


Ballet 1

Any light/powder blue leotard


Ballet 2

Any lavender/light purple leotard


Ballet 3

Any burgundy leotard


Ballet 4

Any red leotard


Ballet 5

Any royal blue leotard


Ballet 6

Any dark purple (viola/prune) leotard


Ballet 7

Any navy leotard


Ballet 8

Any black leotard



Any color leotard


Male Identifying Dancers



Any tights allegro carries are acceptable for class. However, convertible tights are recommended in Ballet 5 and above. Please note that Ballet levels 5-8 need mesh tights with a backseam, in Ballet Pink or Flesh Tone, for performances.


Skirts may be worn for Pointe & Variations.


Female identifying dancers require pink or flesh tone ballet shoes. Please coordinate flesh shoes with flesh color tights. Male identifying dancers should choose black or white ballet shoes. 

Leather or canvas shoes may be worn.

Pointe Shoes (requires instructor approval)

Chicago Ballet Arts allows the following brands. Other brands require approval:

Capezio | Freed (excluding Chacotts) | Bloch (excluding Eurostretch)

Merlet | Suffolk | Wear Moi | Mirella | Virtisse

Special note: dancers are not permitted to have the full stretch ribbons.

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If you have questions regarding your studio's dress code, item availability, or product sizing, please contact us.

You may also call your preferred store: Barrington 847.277.1009 or Evanston 847.733.8460.

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