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10 Things Every Dancer Wants for Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 

The holiday season has arrived and with it comes the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas. Stuffing stockings, making lists, and preparing for a magical day every child awaits each year! 

What better way to encourage your young dancers in their craft than gifting everyday dance items! 

Here we have made a list of 10 Things Every Dancer Wants for Christmas! 

Gifts for dancers of ALL ages and levels that are sure to put a Christmas smile on their faces. 

 

A Dance Bag 

Something that every dancer needs no matter their age or what style of dance they choose. Students use dance bags for storing shoes, leg warmers, snacks for in-between classes, and notebooks for technique and fundamentals lessons. For competitive dancers, the ever-popular Dream Duffel is a great selection for those all-day dance days. Holding multiple costumes, shoes, and hair accessories in a neat and organized fashion that includes a hanging rack for easy costume changes. 

 

Therabands

An important tool for every dancer to keep in their dance bag. Therabands are known to increase muscular strength and flexibility, but can be used for so much more! Help dancers recover from injury, improve pointe/turnout, condition legs, and strengthen ankles. So many usages from just one simple gadget. 

 

 Frozen Friends Dance Camp & Gift Box 

Join us here at APA for our annual Frozen Friends Dance Camp!  Double the fun when you register now! Registering for our camp includes a Frozen-themed mask, Frozen bracelet, Wand, Dance Scarf, treats, and a royal invitation to our in-person or virtual camp, all packaged in a special gift box you can give your child or loved one for Christmas. Students will also learn a Frozen-inspired dance from Elsa, make a craft, play games and have story time with Anna! This will be a socially distanced event with limited capacity so register TODAY!  

DIY Pedicure Set 

These are perfect for little ones that love to paint nails and for older dancers that need a good foot soak after a long night of rehearsals. All you need is a cute glass jar and fill it to the brim with nail polish, foot scrub, lotion, Epsom salt, and pedicure tools. The perfect gift for dancers and dance moms alike! 

 

A TurnBoard 

TurnBoards have become widely popular and are known for helping dancers increase and improve the elements needed to execute turns. Finding your center, improving spotting, and giving dancers the confidence to execute pirouettes in performance. 

 

Leg Warmers! 

A classic staple for every dancer! Leg warmers are not just a cute fashion accessory but are crucial in the winter months for keeping dancers’ muscles warm and ready to work. Dancers require muscles to be conditioned and stretched for class, but after dance, they need to be protected before heading into the harsh cold. This has been known to help prevent injury, plus they look great too! 

 

Dancewear! 

Nothing makes a little girl feel more like a ballerina than a tutu! The same can be said for adolescent dancers coming to class presented like a professional. Christmas is the perfect time to stock up on items dancers use daily and items they have outgrown. Be sure to check out our APA store online for the latest APA Dancewear! 

https://www.shopnimbly.com/apa 

Makeup Bag

This item is especially needed for Showcase and competition season! Having a great makeup bag will help you stay organized on those busy dance days. Keeping not just your makeup in one spot, but all the essentials needed for performance day. Bobbie pins, hair nets, hair spray, donuts, and costume accessories can all be stored and organized as well! 

 

Donuts

No, we’re not talking about the food. Donuts are a tool used to help dancers create the PERFECT bun! They are made in a variety of different sizes and colors to accommodate different hair lengths and shades and also make preparing hair for performance day a breeze! 

 

The Dance Bible: The Complete Resource for Aspiring Dancers

An amazing resource for beginner dancers! The Dance Bible is an introduction in education to multiple styles of dance, training tips for various levels, and fundamentals of proper technique. Dancers will also discover unique ways to create their own expression of dance and ways to take care of their bodies both on and off stage. Keeping dancers healthy, safe, and educated. 

 

 

No matter your dancer’s age, level, or style of dance they are currently taking, there is something on this list for EVERYONE

We hope this helps you make Christmas magical for your dancers this season!  

P.S. Don’t forget to register for our Frozen & Friends Dance Camp! Registration ends on December 7th! Head over to www.academywi.com/frozen and sign up TODAY! 

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