Boys' Ballet Costume Garments: Tights--Colors

Figure 1.--White tights are by far the most common tights color for boys in ballet performances--especially the boys dancing important roles, like princes.

White tights are probably the most common color for performance. Certainly the ballets HBC has noted most commonly have costumes with boy male and female dancers wearing white tights. This is especially true of the principal dancers. This may be somewhat less true for children involved in ballet. This is true because theyu are often given small, playful roles like clowns and animals which often require colorful costumes. While white tights can be worn for practices also, more commonly they are worn for performances with a costume.

Christopher Wagner

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