Uniform Info

Rachel’s Ballet has a required uniform for the classroom and for the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examination.  Colors correlate with grade levels.

Please purchase all uniform items at the beginning of the school year. Some items, such as Character Shoes and Character Skirts, must be custom ordered; you may order the items individually via the links below. Our school will not be placing any orders for uniform items.

Please do not make any substitutions without first checking with Rachel’s Ballet.

Ballet Students: please view the YouTube Bun Videos (this is not our school, but Rachel’s Ballet likes a similar bun):

Class Uniform: All Levels

View Rachel’s Ballet Uniform Document 

Purchase most uniform items online at DanceSupplies.com 
  • Mirella colored leotards, Freed socks, ballet shoes, and all other uniform items (except character skirts) are available at Dance Supplies.
  • If preferred, a few items (e.g. ballet shoes, tights, nude leotard) may be purchased at Contra Costa Dancewear (NOT Target or Walmart).
  • Character skirts, character shoes, and demi pointe shoes should be purchased with the guidance of your Rachel’s Ballet teacher. Check with your teacher before ordering! Character Skirt order form linked in Grade 1-8 button below.

Contra Costa Dancewear:

675 Ygnacio Valley Rd | Suite B 104 | Walnut Creek, CA 94596 | 925-932-9660 | https://www.cocodancewear.com

  • Store carries Bloch brand ballet slippers, nude Capezio camisole leotards, and Capezio tights.
  • Please call ahead to check colors/sizes, and inform the Contra Costa Dancewear salesperson that your student attends Rachel’s Ballet.
Character Uniform: Grades 1-8

In addition to the regular class uniform, Grade 1-Grade 8 students also need the Character Uniform. 

Order Form HERE: Rachel’s Ballet Character Skirt


Ribbon colors of White Sherbet Copen Grape Azalea Character skirt (girls only) and Character Shoes (both girls & boys)

Character skirts are custom made of black fabric with multiple ribbon strands sewn parallel to the hem. Grade 1 students onward will require a character skirt.

Skirt orders may now be placed directly through Brenda using the “Rachel’s Ballet Character Skirt“ order form. Pricing and all information provided on the form.

All measurements should be done by parents, and APPROVED by the teacher before orders are placed. Please check with your student’s teacher if you are unsure how to measure for the character skirt.


Girls in Grades 1-8 also require Character Shoes; Boys in Grades 1-8 require Jazz Shoes

You may purchase the shoes online at DanceSupplies.com 

  • Girls & Women: All shoes are Black Canvas with Pink Elastics. Heel size is either LOW or CUBAN. Double check heel height before ordering!
    • Grade 1 and Grade 2: LOW HEEL
    • Grade 3 and Above: CUBAN HEEL
  • Boys & Men: Black Jazz Shoes
Costume Order: All Levels

Costume Sizing Chart

We order costumes for all students for our Annual Showcase. The following chart will help determine the correct size. Please remember to allow room to grow as the Showcase is in May.

See Costume Sizing Chart

ALL LEVELSStudent Handbook

Rules of Conduct
Student Code of Conduct 2023-24
Please link to Google Form to acknowledge and sign  

It is our goal that dance be a wonderful experience. Please review, discuss as a family, and sign the information below. We hope this will help provide a positive experience, and clear expectations, for both you and your child. 


The art of dance requires trust, teamwork, and cooperation. When you sign up to be part of our dance family, both parents and students agree to follow the rules of S.P.A.R.C.:  

Supportive  (of self / your student, other classmates and the school)

Prepared  (with proper hair, clean uniform, any needed equipment)

Attitude  (be positive; have a good work ethic in class)

Respectful  (to teachers, other students, parents, and studio property)

Consistent  (class attendance; arrive early; pick up on-time)


Rachel’s Ballet communication is done primarily by email* and our website www.rachelsballet.com . Please check your email regularly for updates and important information. 

Parents and students: please email admin@rachelsballet.com if you are going to be absent or late. (At the teacher’s discretion, late students may not be admitted to class). 

* If you do not receive email communication during the first month, please check your spam folder and/or contact us if needed. Our website has general school updates, but information specific to classes is primarily provided by email.  

Use of Lobby & Class Observation

Please use the lobby for student drop off and pick up only. Parents should wait outside the building during class in order to minimize lobby congestion, as well as for the health and safety of our students. 

Only water is allowed in the studios. Non-messy snacks may be eaten in the lobby. Please clean up after yourself. 

Parents may request a class observation (from outside the classroom) from time to time. 

Suggestions for Younger Children
  • Arrive early (5-10 minutes)
  • Take care of bathroom needs before class
  • Parents stay close if your child needs assistance with the bathroom
  • Make sure your child is not hungry or thirsty
  • Children are to remain quiet and respectful in the lobby
  • Be available to pick up your child 5 minutes before class ends 
  • Encourage your child to share what they have learned in class! 

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Please link to Google Form to acknowledge and sign.  

Comments, praise, or questions? Contact Rachel@RachelsBallet.com

Attendance and Drop Off/Pick Up

Be On Time / Attendance

Attending on a regular basis and arriving on time are crucial for a successful experience. Please attend all your classes and be on time. If you come late, please wait until the music has stopped or there is a break before entering to minimize disturbance to the class. Proper warm up is required before joining the rest of the class.

Children & Belongings Should Not Be Left Unattended*

Child safety is of the highest importance. We ask that parents pick up their children promptly after class so they are not left unattended in the waiting area. All of the student’s belongings should be taken into the studio area with them during class. The waiting area is unattended and Rachel’s Ballet is not responsible for any losses while at the studio.

*At the discretion of Rachel’s Ballet and/or the class teacher, we may assess a fee for late pick-ups if it interferes with the next class or the teacher’s ability to lock up. The fee will be charged at a rate of $1.00 per minute, after a 5-minute grace period.

Absences / Make Up Classes

Absences: No credit or refund is given for illness, trips out of town, or other absences. Please see the “Make-Up Classes” below.

Make-up Classes: Students must email Rachel at least two days in advance of attending a make-up class. Students can make-up classes missed as available at both locations, but only for the SAME grade level or below. Students who are 9 years or older may attend a Contemporary or Lyrical class as a make-up class. Make-up classes may be taken BEFORE or AFTER an absence, but must be within the same school term as the absence. (For example, you cannot make-up a Summer Session absence during the Fall/Spring School Year. Summer make-up classes can be taken in either Summer Session 1 or Summer Session 2.)  It is the student/parent’s responsibility to schedule make-up classes for absences.

Hair & General Dress Code


Students need to come to class with their hair properly groomed. Hair should be tightly secured and styled away from the face. In ballet classes, females should have a neat bun. See more info here: Hair Grooming for Females and Males

YouTube Bun Videos (this is not our school, but Rachel’s Ballet likes a similar bun):

Good Hygiene

The student’s appearance in class must be neat and clean at all times. Students are expected to observe good personal hygiene habits.


Dancewear is to be kept in good repair and laundered on a regular basis. Ballet sweaters and leg warmers are permitted for the warm up section of the class only (pending the season). Jackets, sweat pants/shirts and plastic pants/shorts may not be worn during any portion of the ballet class, as this makes it difficult to observe posture and teach correct body placement.


Jewelry is not to be worn during class unless it is mandatory for medical reasons. Small earring studs are fine at your own discretion, but no long earrings, bracelets or necklaces will be permitted. Jewelry worn this way can be a safety hazard to your child and the other children in the class.