Are you looking for the perfect gift for a young dancer in your life? Look no further! We've put together a gift-giving guide for dancers ages 6-10 that is sure to delight any budding dancer.
We love a good gift guide, especially for dancers! This time of year teachers and studio owners are flooded with questions such as, "What do you recommend for Susie to improve her stretching?" Or "Which turning board brand do you recommend for a Christmas present?"
Well, never fear. Our staff at Chace Dance has scouted the holiday gifts that we believe will make any dancer smile. Plus, they are easily found on Amazon to make your holiday shopping easy peasy lemon squeezy.
- Improve your extension and daily stretching routine with this Stretch Strap. Flexibility equipment for stretching from Zenmark is designed for safe and easy use. The strap comes with a foam layer that protects the door from any damage or scratches. The heavy-duty stainless steel D-ring attaches securely to the front of the door, while the adjustable loops provide a comfortable and customizable fit for your feet. The strap is also easy to install and remove from the door, making it a convenient addition to your stretching routine
- This tool helps dancers understand what it feels like to turn multiple times while practicing their technique and learning how to activate their core muscles. It's great for any dance style. Also, thanks to the lightweight and compact design, you can take the portable turning disc with you anywhere you go so you can use it at your home, studio, or next dance convention.
- Keeping a "roll out" routine helps reduces muscle fatigue and tightness, promotes flexibility, and enhances overall body performance. The high density Pro-Tech Orb Massage Ball provides aggressive deep tissue massage to the hamstrings, quadriceps, calfs, glutes, and lower back. We like it better than a foam roller because of its multi-directional roll that delivers focused massage to specific target areas. Plus, it's super easy to pack in your dance bag. We recommend starting with the Standard 5 inch ball that's best for larger muscle groups, but feel free to experiment with the other sizes.
- There are a lot of foot massage balls on the market that simply don't work. That's why we are sharing our top favorite. The TriggerPoint MobiPoint Massage Ball provides direct muscle compression to help relieve soreness, discomfort and tightness specifically for feet! Designed with a 2 inch diameter, its raised tip texture makes the MobiPoint Massage Ball perfect to roll out tight dancer's feet, decrease soreness, and promote overall foot health.
- Water bottles can be heavy. We suggest lightening the load for your dancer by buying a trendy water bottle strap they can easily throw over their shoulder. Staying properly hydrated is a must for a dancer's overall health and having an easy carrying strap makes hydration a breeze. Plus, the carrying case has extra pockets and a phone holder! (If this size is too large for your dancer, Amazon has several other sizes of water bottles and straps.)
Private Lessons or Coaching
- These specialized training sessions make wonderful stocking stuffers! Choose from private lessons for technique or coaching sessions for competition routines. Consider booking with our Chace Dance Staff or reaching out to other dance instructors. Remember, you don't have to just purchase physical sessions. Today there are hundreds of resources for digital private lessons and coaching from educators worldwide.
- Contact us if you wish to book Chace Dance faculty for a private lesson or coaching session. We will make a fun "printable" for your dancer that's perfect to put in their stocking.
Here are two of our favorite recommendations to inspire your dancer:
- Story Orchestra Series - Read while you listen to the orchestra music of classic ballets like Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and more! Your dancer will be able to learn dance and music history by some of the greatest choreographers and composers of all time.
- Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina - The extraordinary memoir of an orphan who danced her way from war-torn Sierra Leone to ballet stardom, most recently appearing in Beyonce’s Lemonade and as a principal in a major American dance company. Michaela DePrince was known as girl Number 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a “devil child” for a skin condition that makes her skin appear spotted. But it was at the orphanage that Michaela would find a picture of a beautiful ballerina en pointe that would help change the course of her life.