1. A dreamy tutu: Every dancer dreams of performing in a fancy romantic tutu. Watch your little one twirl around the house in this! You can accessorize too with an elegant rhinestone tiara.
2. Music box ballerina: In my Tippy Toes & Pre-Ballet classes, I have a great music box song by Dale Freeman. We look at the special music box and then return to our shapes, get in our own imaginary music box and the ballet teachers wind up the dancers.
3. Position games, books, posters: A dancer is never too young or too old to review their ballet positions. Here are our favorites:
Ballerina card game,
Ballet position poster
Angelina Dance With Me Game
Fantasy Garden Ballet Class: This is the music we play in class...coupe the cricket, plie the poppy, etc.
4. Ballet books: We love Tallulah books at DanceFIT! For the older dancer, I highly recommend Misty Copelands version of Firebird. Misty Copeland fans (like myself), check out the special Firefird barbie!
For all my boy dancers, here are my favorites The Only Boy in Ballet Class
5. Warm ups, hoodies & wraps: As the weather gets cooler, we love seeing our dancers in DanceFIT hoodies, ballet wrap sweaters & cozy legwarmers. OR for ages 8+, we found this great kit to make your own legwarmers!
6. Dance equipment & fun trends: We believe strength & conditioning is very important to creating well flexible & strong dancers. Purchase a theraband. This latex resistance band is used by dancers of all levels to target specific areas of the body that need strengthening. Keep up with the latest trend with ankle boots for warm ups! And no, you can't wear these all class ;) And throw in a colorful hip alignment belt too of your dancers favorite color. Our water bottles are a great stocking stuffer!
7. Headbands & bun covers: Keep your short hair out of your face with a thick headband.
or a beautiful bun cover.
8. Give the gift of dance lessons! If your child has not started dance yet, we would love to have them begin in our program at DanceFIT Studio!
9. Nutcracker tickets: Give the gift of a memorable experience. My best ballet memories are dressing up and seeing the Nutcracker with my mom in San Francisco! We are so lucky to live in an area with so many amazing options to see The Nutcracker. Get dressed in your fanciest clothes, and get to the theater early. I recommend popping a paperback book of the Nutcracker in your purse and read the story to your dancer before the Nutcracker starts and then enjoy your child's excitement as it comes to life.
10. Lastly, the BEST gift that costs nothing! Rearrange your living room so there is a great dancing space. Turn on some music and pas de deux with your dancer all afternoon!
I would love to hear! What does your dancer have on his/her wishlist?
Mom of 3, wife, business owner, ballet teacher and fitness instructor. Trying hard to raise healthy, happy and grateful children while running the studio of my dreams. Trying to stay FIT, flexible, stylish and take care of myself in the process!