Open Level Classes do not require a dress code, please wear something comfortable to move in. We do suggest you wear ballet slippers for Open Ballet Classes.
Students may choose to follow the dress code for the gender with which they identify.
Gentlemen/Boys Ballet Class Attire:
Black men’s tights or black dance shorts (must be form fitting), dance belt,
white fitted tee shirt, thin white socks, white ballet shoes (canvas or leather).
Ladies/Girls Ballet Class Attire:
Tip: To Color shoes, use markers or liquid foundation make-up, paint pens or floral spray paint (Michaels).
Not Permitted: Leotards with ruffles, bows, skirts, bedazzling, flowers or puffy sleeves.
Jewelry should be left at home. Small, stud-style earrings only are allowed,
facial jewelry must be flush with skin.
Where to Buy Apparel and Shoes:
T.U.P.A.C. is leading the way in embracing and creating racial parity in the ballet community. All of our students wear tights and ballet slippers to match their unique skin tones; we also find that having the legs and feet match the skin on the face and arms, extends the line of the dancer.
Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center
1105 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma, WA 98405