Dance with Us

enrollment is now open for fall PBJ and academy classes

New students are invited to take a trial class for $25.
Visit our Enrollment + Tuition Page for more information.

Dress Code

Regardless of the required uniform, ALL LABA students must wear appropriate cover-ups when outside of the studio, including footwear – NO EXCEPTIONS.

Wearing a cover-up outside of the studio is a form of etiquette and respect and has been a tradition in dance. However, in this day and age, we also require a cover-up outside of the studio as a safety measure. 

Acceptable outerwear are:

  • track suits, sweats, or warm-up sets
  • dresses or skirts (character skirts are acceptable, but NOT ballet skirts)
  • dance shorts may also be worn but only if paired with a top
  • younger students may even use swimsuit cover-ups

Lastly, just as street shoes are not permitted in the dance studios, DANCE SHOES MUST BE WORN FOR STUDIO USE ONLY. Wearing dance shoes outside of the studio, even just for traveling from car to studio, will prematurely wear out the shoes as well as track in the dirt and oils which damages the dance floors and makes it unsanitary for floorwork in class.

Academy Dress Code: Student Division (Girls)

Grade 1 Foundation + Grade 1
  • Wear Moi EMELINE leotard in PINK
  • Pink hip alignment belt
  • Mondor pink ballet socks
  • Bloch or Capezio full soled pink leather ballet shoes
  • RAD USA or Dancers Barre black character skirt
  • Freed, SoDanca or Sansha 1″ heel black canvas character shoes
  • Hair in a ballet bun, or smooth and pulled back away from the face if hair is short
  • No jewelry
  • CDC approved face mask
Grade 2 + Grade 3
  • Wear Moi EMELINE leotard in SKY BLUE
  • Sky blue hip alignment belt
  • Mondor pink ballet socks
  • Bloch or Capezio full soled pink leather ballet shoes
  • RAD USA or Dancers Barre black character skirt
  • Freed, SoDanca or Sansha 1″ heel black canvas character shoes
  • Hair in a ballet bun, or smooth and pulled back away from the face if hair is short
  • No jewelry
  • CDC approved face mask
Grade 4 + Grade 5
  • Wear Moi EMELINE or EMERAUDE leotard in FRENCH BLUE
  • French blue hip alignment belt
  • Capezio (Ultrasoft #1916 or 1916C) pink ballet tights
  • Bloch or Capezio full soled pink leather ballet shoes with pink ribbons
  • RAD USA or Dancers Barre black character skirt
  • Freed, SoDanca or Sansha 1″ heel black canvas character shoes
  • Optional: matching WearMoi skirt in DAPHNE (shorter length) or MAGDA (longer length) may be worn for pre-pointe
  • Hair in a ballet bun, or smooth and pulled back away from the face if hair is short
  • No jewelry
  • CDC approved face mask

Academy Dress Code: Pre-professional Division (Women)

Intermediate Foundation + Intermediate
  • Wear Moi EMELINE or EMERAUDE leotard in NAVY
  • Navy hip alignment belt
  • Capezio (Ultrasoft #1916 or 1916C) pink ballet tights
  • Bloch or Capezio full soled pink leather ballet shoes with ribbons
  • Pointe shoes with ribbons
  • Intermediate only: demi-pointe shoes with ribbons
  • Hair in a ballet bun, or smooth and pulled back away from the face if hair is short
  • No jewelry
  • CDC approved face mask
Advanced 1 Foundation + Advanced 1
  • Wear Moi GALATE, FAUSTINE, EMERAUDE OR EMELINE leotard in MAROON
  • Maroon hip alignment belt
  • Capezio (Ultrasoft #1916 or 1916C) pink ballet tights
  • ABT/Pre Pro split sole ballet shoes with elastics
  • Pointe shoes with ribbons
  • Demi-pointe shoes with ribbons
  • WearMoi skirt DAPHNE (shorter length) or MAGDA (longer length) in maroon for pointe
  • Hair in a ballet bun, or smooth and pulled back away from the face if hair is short
  • No jewelry
  • CDC approved face mask
Advanced 2
  • Wear Moi GALATE, FAUSTINE, EMERAUDE OR EMELINE leotard in GREY
  • Grey hip alignment belt
  • Capezio (Ultrasoft #1916 or 1916C) pink ballet tights
  • ABT/Pre Pro split sole ballet shoes with elastics
  • Pointe shoes with ribbons
  • Demi-pointe shoes with ribbons
  • WearMoi skirt DAPHNE (shorter length) or MAGDA (longer length) in grey for pointe
  • Hair in a ballet bun, or smooth and pulled back away from the face if hair is short
  • No jewelry
  • CDC approved face mask

Open Classical Ballet

Open Classical
  • Wear Moi exam leotard as described above
  • Saturday or Sunday classes only: any solid colored leotard of your choice (no criss-cross backs, rhinestones, or decorations)
  • Capezio (Ultrasoft #1916 or 1916C) pink ballet tights
  • Pink ballet shoes as described above
  • Skirts (sheer only) are generally optional, however, may be required at the discretion of the teacher
  • Hair in a ballet bun, or smooth and pulled back away from the face if hair is short
  • No jewelry
  • CDC approved face mask
Open Classical Foundation
  • Any solid colored leotard of your choice (no criss-cross backs, rhinestones, or decorations)
  • Pink or flesh-tone ballet tights
  • Full-soled pink or flesh-tone ballet shoes
  • Skirt optional
  • Hair in a ballet bun, or smooth and pulled back away from the face if hair is short
  • No jewelry (exception stud earrings)
  • CDC approved face mask

PBJ Dress Code

Intro to Dance + Pre-Ballet/Tap
  • Solid colored leotard with or without a skirt (if opting for leotard with skirt, the skirt must be attached)
  • Pink ballet socks
  • Pink or flesh tone leather ballet slippers with full leather sole
  • Black patent ribbon tied tap shoes
  • Hair must be smooth and neatly off the face
  • No jewelry(exception stud earrings)
  • CDC recommended face mask
Pre-Primary + Primary
  • Please see the front desk to order the required leotard
  • Mondor pink ballet socks
  • Bloch or Capezio pink or flesh tone leather ballet shoes with full leather sole
  • Hair must be smooth and neatly off the face
  • No jewelry (exception stud earrings)
  • CDC recommended face mask

Boy’s/Men’s Dress Code

Intro to Dance + Pre-Ballet/Tap
  • Form fitting t-shirt
  • Black dance or bike shorts
  • White socks
  • White ballet shoes
  • Black patent leather tap shoes
  • CDC approved face mask
Pre-Primary + Primary
  • White, short-sleeved form fitting t-shirt, tucked in OR
  • Wear Moi IGOR leotard in WHITE
  • Black dance or bike shorts
  • White socks
  • White leather ballet shoes with elastic straps
  • CDC approved face mask
Grade 1F through Grade 3
  • White, short-sleeved form fitting t-shirt, tucked in OR
  • Wear Moi IGOR leotard in WHITE
  • Black dance or bike shorts
  • White socks
  • White leather ballet shoes with elastic straps
  • Bloch S0401 or S0405G black slip-on or lace-up black jazz shoes
  • CDC approved face mask
Grade 4 through Advanced 2
  • Wear Moi CONDOR leotard in WHITE
  • Black leggings or tights
  • Black belt
  • White socks
  • White leather ballet shoes with elastic straps
  • Boys aged 11+: black or tan dance belt
  • Grade 4 + Grade 5: Bloch S0401 or S0405G black slip-on or lace-up black jazz shoes
  • CDC approved face mask

Contemporary + Jazz

Girls + Women
  • Solid leotard of your choice
  • Dance or bike shorts or leggings
  • Jazz: Bloch S0401 flesh tone jazz shoes (NO BLACK)
  • Contemporary: flesh tone Footundeez, ballet slipper or lyrical shoes
  • CDC approved face mask
Boys + Men
  • Form-fitting, solid colored t-shirt or tank top of your choice
  • Dance or bike shorts or leggings
  • Jazz: Bloch S0401 flesh tone jazz shoes (NO BLACK)
  • Contemporary: flesh tone Footundeez, ballet slipper or lyrical shoes
  • CDC approved face mask

Required Team Dress Code

Lower Division: Junior + Senior Teams

Girls
  • Black leotard any style
  • Black dance or bike shorts
  • Hair smooth and neatly off the face
  • Flesh tone jazz shoes
  • Flesh tone Footundeez or Lyrical shoes
  • Pink or flesh tone ballet shoes with elastic straps
  • No jewelry (exception stud earrings)
  • CDC approved face mask
Boys
  • Black form-fitting t-shirt or tank top
  • Black dance or bike shorts
  • Hair smooth and neatly off the face
  • Flesh tone jazz shoes
  • Flesh tone Footundeez or Lyrical shoes
  • White or flesh tone ballet shoes with elastic straps
  • CDC approved face mask

Upper Division: Youth Ballet Team II (YBTII) + Youth Ballet Team (YBT)

Women
  • Black leotard any style
  • Black ballet skirt
  • Pink or flesh tone tights
  • Pink or flesh tone pointe shoes
  • Flesh tone Footundeez or lyrical shoes
  • Pink or flesh tone ballet shoes with elastic straps
  • Hair smooth and neatly off the face
  •  No jewelry(exception stud earrings)
  • CDC approved face mask
Men
  • WearMoi IGOR or ALTAN leotard in WHITE
  • Black leggings or tights
  • Black belt
  • Black or tan dance belt for boys ages 11+
  • White socks
  • White leather ballet shoes with elastic straps

Recommended Apparel and Shoe Retailers

For any questions regarding required uniforms, please contact the Front Office at 818-382-2500 or hello@laballetacademy.com

Dancers Barre Dancewear
13638 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
818-761-6300

uniforms, accessories, and general shoe requirements

The Pointe Shop
201 E 3rd Street,Santa Ana, CA 92701
949-387-2003

pointe shoes and fittings. Virtual fittings available

Capezio Dance Shop
7128 Owensmouth Avenue, Canoga Park, CA 91303
818-348-4488

uniforms, accessories, and general shoe requirements

The Dance Store
2509 Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034
310-271-3664

pointe shoes and fittings.