The most suitable costume for a ballet-training is a tight-fitting leotard and soft balletslippers, girls who study in senior classes can add to their costume a flimsy skirt. Tights of natural colours may be worn under leotard. For boys a close leotard, slippers and a light-coloured t-shirt are necessary. Long hair should be fastened into a tight hairdo, for short ones students should use a filit or band.
The laconic costume and neat hair-style are a inherent part of the training in classical dance. Their appearance is not accidental, this is not a strange crank of pedagogues and not a romantical survival of times past; quite the opposite, all details of this costume have an extremely practical meaning.
The leotard allows the teacher to control correctness of muscle work, position of spine and development of a right posture; a tight hair-style helps the student to remember the carridge of head and shoulders properly; and special ballet slippers provide the working-out of a safe footing in jumps and an accurat ballet foot. A dress what would hang loose and an untressed hair hide the lines of the body, bind the dancer in fast movements and hinder by pirouettes.
In the Dance- and Balletschool Vanemuise students of every class have a right to choose the colour of leotard for their own. In general, it can be any colour, the meaning has only the sameness of costumes by all class, this gives the students the feeling of unity, cohesion and democracy because it hides social differences and emphasizes the personality of each student.