I Just Love These Ballet Teacher Gifts

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As a ballet teacher myself, I have decided to write a blog about the kinds or types of ballet teacher gifts that most ballet teachers will love.  I know it is sometimes very difficult to choose a ballet teacher gift, especially when you don’t know much about her likes and dislikes outside of the studio, but remember that all ballet teachers have something in common – they love ballet.

Here are some ideas to help you to make the decision easier when choosing a gift for your ballet teacher. This post does contain affiliate links.

Gifts Ballet Teachers Will Love

Here are some of my favorite finds when it comes to ballet teacher gifts.

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The above novelty dance teacher gifts are all under the $15 bracket and make wonderful gifts for your dance teacher to show her how much you appreciate her.

This Dancers Time Wall Clock, which will make a great addition to any dance studio.

Besplore Dance Quartz Wall Clock,Silent Non-Ticking,12 Inch,Silver Frame

  • MEASURES – 12″x 2″x 12″ (L x W x H).
  • GOOD VIEW – Easy to see from a distance and read the time which makes it great for the dance studio.
  • MATERIAL– Highly accurate quartz movement, Metal Frame and Acrylic Front Cover.
  • MODERN DESIGN – Simple and elegant and looks great on the wall of your home,classroom,patio,dining room,kitchen or office.

MAOFAED Dance Teacher Gift Cheer Coach Gift Dance Team Gift Dance Teacher Appreciation Gift (Dance Teacher)

  • Dance Teacher Appreciation Gift says  “Behind every dancer who believes in themselves is a teacher who believe in them first.”
  • Stainless Steel and it is lead free and nickel free, hypo allergenic, it doesn’t rust, change colour or tarnish.
  • Velvet bag- Only the most elegant velvet jewelry pouches are used to package and ship our bangle. 
  • Your teacher will remember you everytime she takes out her keys.

Keep calm and point your toes: Dance Teacher Notebook/Dance teacher quote Dance teacher gift appreciation journal Lined Composition Notebook 134 Pages … teacher appreciation gift notebook Series)

This dance teacher quote notebook is a great gift for your dance teacher.

The journal measures 8″ x 10″ with 134 lined pages.

It has a soft cover with matte lamination for durability.

Funny Dancing T-Shirt Great Gift For Dance Teachers, Coach T-Shirt

  • Solid colors: 100% Cotton; Heather Grey: 90% Cotton, 10% Polyester; All Other Heathers: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester.
  • Imported.
  • Machine wash cold with like colors, dry low heat.
  • Funny Dancing T-Shirt, Get this hilarious “OMG Point Your Toes” dance quote tee shirt, Perfect gift for dance teachers or fans, Whether it’s ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, tap, tumbling, lyrical or classic dance.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

Kikkerland Ballerina Jewelry Stand

  • Stylish ballerina jewelry holder.
  • Great for displaying necklaces, earrings and bracelets.
  • Dish at base holds rings and other small items.
  • Made of steel.
  • Measures 7 by 6.5 by 4-Inch.

If you want your ballet teacher gifts to remember you by for years to come, what better way than to buy a gift that she can use everyday, and each time she sees it she will think of you in some way.

The Best Little Girls Ballet Gifts

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If you have or know a little girl who loves ballet dancing then she will love these girls ballet gifts.  In this article, I have tried to find a few of the best ones that you can order easily online.  To find out more about each little girls ballet gifts, click on the related picture.

Most of the gifts below will suit girls aged between three and fourteen. As you well know every girl has dreamed of being a famous ballerina at some stage in her life.

Beautiful Little Girls Ballet Gifts

Jewelry Boxes

Enchantmints Ballerina Musical Jewelry Box

little girls ballet giftsNow every little girl that I know, whether they do ballet or not, has this type of jewelry box on her wishlist.

The star feature here to any child is the ballerina that dances round and round when the jewelry box is opened.

These types of jewelry boxes have been around since my grandmother’s day and have remained popular with little girls worldwide over the years.

The one in the picture is called a Ballerina Treasure Music Box.

It features the following:

  • Size: 6″X4″X6″
  • Plays “Swan Lake” when opened.
  • Comes with a dancing ballerina figurine.
  • There is a gold clasp on the lid.
  • It features a mirror on the inside of the lid.

I bought my own daughter one of these a few years ago, and even now as a teenager she won’t part with it.

Mele & Co. Angel Girl’s Musical Ballerina Jewelry Box (Ballet Slipper and Ribbon Design)

  • This also has a dainty twirling ballerina figurine with a tulle fabric skirt.
  • It plays “Waltz Of The Flowers” when the lid is opened.
  • It has two open drawers that allow her to arrange her jewelry to her heart’s content.
  • The exterior is embellished with gorgeous ballet motives that will captivate your little one.

Bags Make Wonderful Little Girls Ballet Gifts

CHICTRY Dance Ballet Duffle Bag for Little Girls Pink Lace 11.0 x 5.8 x 8.5 inch

Every little (and big) girl needs a pretty ballet bag.  Whether it be to put her ballet shoes in or just to go shopping with Mom.

  • This Girls practical ballet bag is made of durable material, with adjustable shoulder straps.
  • It has a zipper with a fully lined interior with pockets on both sides, including one net pocket.
  • Features exquisite embroidery and pictures on the front.
  • Suitable for birthday gift, dancing party, or even a gymnastic class.

Horizon Dance 1304 Giggle Toes Small Dance Tote Bag with Shoe Compartment – Purple

Any dancer will love this little girls ballet gift in the form of a really cute ballet bag.  It is also a very affordable gift for your little one.

  • Two separate compartments, both zippered. Small tote on top and shoe compartment below.
  • Large ballet shoes print with shimmery highlights on one side.
  • The inside is fully lined in purple with one small open-top pocket.
  • Adjustable shoulder strap. 
  • Recommended for the younger dancers in your life.
  • Made out of microfiber.

Cute Ballet Dance Bag Tutu Dress Bag with Necklace Girls (Pink2 of Long Mesh)

  • This bag is made from Nylon with polyester lining.
  • Size: (L*W*H)29.5*18*18cm/11.6*7.1*7.1inch.
  • It has an adjustable belt buckle, lace decoration, cute ballet embroidery, metal double-way zipper, and metal belt link.
  • It comes with a ballerina necklace with a 45+5cm chain.
  • Also comes in black.

This is an ideal gift for the little ballet princess in your life.

Ballet Jewellery Gifts For Little Girls

Jewelry is a lovely gift for that little ballerina in your life.

Best Wing Jewelry .925 Sterling Silver”Ballerina Ballet Shoes/w Pink Crystals” Children’s Stud Earrings

  • Material: 925 Sterling Silver, Hypoallergenic (Nickel and Lead-Free) and Crystals.
  • Part Size: 9 mm x 7 mm, Silver Weight: Approximately 0.65 g in weight.
  • Comes with a gift box.

ELOI Little Girl Necklace Light Pink Ballet Recital Gifts Ballerina Dance Necklaces Girls Jewelry 16 inch

  • This necklace is both nickel-free and hypoallergenic, so your little princesses skin will never turn green.
  • It complements the earings above perfectly.
  • The shiny and superior finish is complemented by an incredible design which makes these necklaces even more stylish and elegant. 
  • This necklace will make a great Thanksgiving gift for that special little girl in your life.
  • Pendant size: 1.6” x1.1” inches; Chain length:16” inches+2” inches extension.

Tutu Party Dresses

Last but not least, we all know that no ballerina is complete without a tutu to complement her ballet collection. This is the ultimate in perfect little girls ballet gifts.

little girls ballet giftsThis gorgeous tutu can be purchased online very affordably.

There are different styles and colors to choose from, but we all know that most little girls love baby pink.

CHICTRY Kid’s Girls Sequins Beads Flower Fairy Ballerina Dance Costume Ballet Tutu Dress with Long Gloves and Hair Clip Set White 10-12

  • This set on the right includes a leotard, pair of gloves and a hair clip.
  • Spaghetti shoulder straps and attached white faux fur trim on the front.
  • 3D flower decorated with glitter sequins and beads.
  • 3 layers of net and 1 layer skirt with built-in knickers, back zipper closure.
  • Suitable for stage performance, School Play, Ballroom costume or parties.

Any little girl will love this outfit, and she won’t want to wear anything else to her dance class.

Simplicity Girls Tutu Skirt Pink Rainbow Princess Ballet Toddler Tutu for 2-8 Years

  • Ultra-soft, baby-safe, quality tulle princess ballerina tutu skirt.
  • Comfortable fit suitable for babies ages 6-18 months and girls 2-8 years.
  • Lovely colorful ballet tutu designed with four layers of dazzling sheer tulle.
  • Double-sided, stretchy, wide elastic waistband offers a non-restrictive fit that’s also incredibly easy for your child to wear & take off on their own.
  • Eye-catching girl’s ballet tulle skirt is available in various colors in a stunning multi-colored star, sun, moon, sequin decorative design.
  • Great for ballet performances, musicals, costume parties, dress-up events, girl’s sleepover parties, and more.

I hope that this selection of little girls ballet gifts gives you some ideas on what types of presents to buy for that precious little ballerina in your life.

Red Ballet Shoes And Why They Are So Popular

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Red ballet shoes are very popular and I am not sure if it has any correlation to the story of The Red Shoes, but let’s look at what types of red ballet shoes you can purchase online.

The Red Shoes Movie

The Red Shoes Movie is a 1948 British drama film written, directed, and produced by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

The film is about a ballerina who joins an established ballet company and becomes the lead dancer in a new ballet called The Red Shoes, itself based on the fairy tale ‘The Red Shoes’ by Hans Christian Andersen below.

The movie if you are interested can be purchased online for about $4 by clicking on the picture below.

The Red Shoes Movie stars Moira Shearer (famous ballerina of her time), Anton Walbrook and Marius Goring, as well as other well-known dancers at the time.

The film won best original score and best art direction at the 21st Academy Awards. It also got nominations for best picture, best original screenplay, and best film editing. In 1999 it was voted the 9th greatest British film of all time. In 2017 it was voted 5th best British film ever.

The story of The Red Shoes is the only reason that I can think of why so many people want to own a pair of these ballet shoes.

Red Ballet Shoes For Sale

Here are some options for anyone looking to purchase red ballet shoes. These can be purchased online at discounted prices. Simply Click on the picture or link that interests you to find out more.

Wendy Wu Girls Womens Dance Shoe Pink Ballet Pointe Shoes with Toe Pads (6, Red)

Silk-blend and imported.
  • Same size as sneakers 12C=18cm=7.08”, 12.5C=18.5cm=7.28”, 1 B(M) US=19cm=7.48″, 1.5 B(M) US=19.5cm=7.67″, 2 B(M) US=20cm=7.87″, 2.5 B(M) US=20.5cm=8.07″, 3 B(M) US=21cm=8.26″, 4 B(M) US=22cm=8.66″
  • 5 B(M) US=22.5cm=8.86″, 6 B(M) US=23cm=9.05″, 7 B(M) US=23.5cm=9.25″, 8 B(M) US=24cm=9.44″, 9 B(M) US=24.5cm=9.64″, 10 B(M) US=25cm=9.84″
  • Same size as sport shoes Size 12C and Size 12.5C suitable for children.
  • Toe Pad 1 is pink color, Toe Pad White is white color, just different colors; Soft ballet shoes with pure high-quality ribbon, High quality and economic dance shoes for ladies.
  • Noted: Please choose the size as your usual wear, for example, you wear US size 8 sports shoes, you can choose the size 8 dance shoes. Package included: 1 pair ballet shoes, 1 pair toe pads, 1ps shoe bag.

LONSOEN Ballet Slipper Shoes Stretch Satin Ballerinas Dance Yoga Flats with Pure Ribbons for Girls (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid SHC553 Red CN29

These satin ballet slippers have a high-quality leather sole with a soft and smooth satin upper.

They are non-slip and durable as well as comfortable and breathable, as well as cost effective.

Perfect for ballet, jazz, gymnastics, yoga, modern dance, and even as a costume.

L-RUN Girls’/Women’s Canvas Ballet Dance Shoes/Ballet Shipper/Yoga Shoe (3 Little Kid, Red)

  • Canvas upper and leather sole.
  • High-quality canvas top with a split leather sole and elastic drawstrings.
  • Washable.
  • 8 colors to choose from.

BININBOX Girl’s Canvas Ballet Dance Toe Shoes Professional Satin Pointe Shoes (Red,13 M US Little Kid)

These ballet shoes are canvas and come in both red and pink.

Kid Girl’s Classic Leather Practise Ballet Dancing Yoga Shoes,Red,Toddler 8 M US

These shoes are imported leather and with a suede sole.

Durable and long-lasting PU leather with elastic straps.

Elegant embroidered design and split soles for ease of movement.

The color of the shoe is guaranteed not to fade.

Silky Toes Women’s Foldable Portable Travel Ballet Flat Roll Up Slipper Shoes with Matching Carrying Pouch (Large, Red)

  • These comfortable red pumps are synthetic with elastic in the back of the shoe to keep them firmly on your feet.
  • They can be rolled up and put in your bag.
  • They come with an adorable matching hair bow.

NLeahershoe Lace-up Canvas Dance Shoes Flat Jazz Boots for Practice, Suitable for Both Men and Women (10W/9M/44, red)

These gorgeous boots can be worn as ballet shoes or just as something comfortable to lounge around the house in.

For more information on buying shoes online, click here.

Ballet Books Adults And Children Will Love

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I have a wonderful collection of ballet books at home that I have collected over the years. They weren’t always easy to come by, as the book stores when I was growing up seldom had anything on dance, but when they did, I always snapped it up.

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Now it is far easier to get your hands on great ballet books, as most can be purchased online at reasonable prices. Here are some of my favorites.

Ballet Books Children Will Love

These are four of my favorite children’s ballet books. If you are interested in finding out more about any of the books, simply click on the link or on the picture of the ballet book.

A Child’s Introduction to Ballet: The Stories, Music, and Magic of Classical Dance (Child’s Introduction Series)

Ballet dancers of all ages will love the mesmerizing stories of the world’s great ballets. In this charmingly illustrated hardcover book plus music CD, younger readers will enjoy fun facts, dancing how-tos, some history behind the dances and compositions, plus profiles of famous ballerinas and dancers while listening to excerpts of classical music.

From the Inside Flap:

Welcome to the magical world of ballet!

In this book, you’ll experience dance in a whole new way–by listening and learning at the same time. You’ll read about the history of ballet and its most famous dancers, composers, and choreographers.

You’ll find out a little bit about the different ballet steps and positions (and get a chance to try them yourself). And best of all, you’ll read the wonderful stories of the world’s greatest ballets, and, as the stories unfold, you can listen to pieces of music from some of them.

Soon, you will be a ballet expert!

From The Nutcracker and Swan Lake to Rodeo, Fancy-Free, and Peter and the Wolf, all of the world’s most popular and beloved ballets are included here, illustrated with beautiful watercolors that you will want to return to again and again. Enjoy the stories (and the stories behind):
La Sylphide


Don Quixote
Swan Lake 

Sleeping Beauty
The Nutcracker
Dying Swan

The Rite of Spring
Peter and the Wolf 
Romeo and Juliet


Circus Polka
Daphnis and Chloe
and more!

This 96-page ballet book is suitable for children between the ages of 8 and 13 years.

Ballerina: A Step-by-Step Guide to Ballet (Residents of the United States of America)

The age range for this ballet book is between 8 and 12 years.

Aspiring ballerinas will leap into the world of ballet with this beautiful step-by-step guide. This inspiring book details all of the aspects of the world of ballet.

Richly illustrated photographs, informative text, and an included instructional DVD helps beginners and intermediate ballet students gain a greater understanding of this timeless art.

There are explanations of the exercises and the technique needed to perform them.

This book is also great for adult beginners.

Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet

Fancy Nancy is ready for the spotlight! Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, couldn’t be more excited about their upcoming dance show. After all, it’s all about mermaids, and who knows how to be a fancy, glamorous mermaid better than Fancy Nancy herself?

But when another ballerina wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn’t the one she wanted? And when disaster strikes right before the big ballet, who will step into the spotlight?

The best ages for this book is between 4 and 8 years old.

The Ballet Book

This is the perfect guidebook for budding ballerinas who are just breaking in their toe shoes.

From port de bras to adagio, young dancers will learn pointe work from any level. Arabesque into the classic world of ballet by finding out about its history. Become acquainted with classic choreographers and composers. This book for children even includes advice on how to do stage makeup and take care of your ballet shoes!

This ballet book is great for 7 to 10-year-olds.

Ballet Books Adults Will Love

Here are my favorite adult ballet books. Enjoy!

Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story

Discover more than 70 of the most famous ballets, from The Nutcracker and Swan Lake to The Rite of Spring.

Learn the stories behind all the renowned companies such as The Royal Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet.

Explore the lives and achievements of all the famous dancers across the centuries, such as Margot Fonteyn, Carlos Acosta, and Darcey Bussell.

Read about the famous composers and choreographers

From Ballet’s origins at court and the first national ballet companies to the contemporary scene and extraordinary venues that stage the productions, this book covers an impressive history of ballet and provides an invaluable overview of this beautiful art form.

The book is filled with beautiful and rare photographs and is an essential gift for all ballet enthusiasts.

The Ballet Companion

This ballet book is one of my favorites and I reference with it often when teaching.

The Ballet Companion is a fresh, comprehensive, and thoroughly up-to-date reference book for the dancer.

It has 150 stunning photographs of ballet stars Maria Riccetto and Benjamin Millepied demonstrating perfect execution of a lot of the positions and steps.

This is every dance students dream as it includes:

  • Practical advice for getting started, such as selecting a school, making the most of the class, and studio etiquette.
  • Explanations of ballet fundamentals and major training systems.
  • An illustrated guide through ballet class — warm-up, barre, and center.
  • Guidelines for safe, healthy dancing through a sensible diet, injury prevention, and cross-training with yoga and Pilates.
  • Descriptions of must-see ballets and glossaries of dance, music, and theater terms.

Along the way, you’ll find technique secrets from the stars of American Ballet Theatre, lavishly illustrated sidebars on ballet history, and tips on everything from styling a ballet bun to stage makeup to performing the perfect pirouette.

Whether a budding ballerina, serious student, or adult returning to ballet, dancers will find a lively mix of ballet’s time-honored traditions and essential new information in this beautiful ballet book.

Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You

The celebrated ballerina, Misty Copeland shares the secrets of how to reshape your body and achieve a lean, strong physique and glowing health.

Misty Copeland believes “There has been a shift in recent years in which women no longer desire the bare bones of a runway model. Standards have changed: what women do want is a long, toned, powerful body with excellent posture.”

In other words, the body of a ballerina. In her first health and fitness book, Misty will show women how to get healthier and stronger and how to reshape their bodies to be lean and flexible with:

  • Step-by-step advice
  • Meal plans focusing on healthy fats
  • Workout routines
  • Words of inspiration, including excerpts from Misty’s personal journal.

Another great book to read from Misty Copeland is Life In Motion below.

Classical Ballet Technique

Classical Ballet Technique is an invaluable guide for students, teachers, and ballet lovers. It not only covers the broad spectrum of ballet vocabulary but also gives sound, practical advice to aspiring dancers.

The clarity of the writing, in a field notorious for its opaqueness, is in itself a major achievement.”–Merrill Ashley, Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet.

“An excellent, comprehensive guide to ballet pedagogy valuable to teachers and students alike. For many years Gretchen’s has been a major voice in the dance community, and this extensive work details the study of classical ballet from her unique and expert point of view. I applaud her, and I heartily recommend Classical Ballet Technique.”–David Howard, International Ballet Master, and Master Teacher.

“Gretchen Warren has undertaken a monumental task and has completed it with distinction. Obviously, a labor of love, this book’s attention to detail and the clarity of its text and photos make it a valuable contribution to the lexicon of ballet. I recommend it to every serious student and teacher.”–Thalia Mara, Founding Director, Ballet Repertory Company and National Academy of Ballet; Artistic Director, U.S.A. International Ballet Competition.

“Congratulations to Ms. Warren for her authoritative book on classical ballet. Thanks are in order too from the many professional teachers, dancers, and students of the art form who will benefit from this book-an essential addition to any dance lover’s library.”–Lawrence Rhodes, Artistic Director, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens.

This one is a must for older students and adults who are studying the art of classical ballet in a more serious way.

Celestial Bodies: How to Look at Ballet

A distinguished dance critic offers an enchanting introduction to the art of ballet

As much as we may enjoy Swan Lake or The Nutcracker, for many of us ballet is a foreign language.

Ballet as an art communicates through movement, not words, and its history lies almost entirely abroad–in Russia, Italy, and France.

In Celestial Bodies, dance critic Laura Jacobs makes the foreign familiar, providing a lively, poetic, and uniquely accessible introduction to the world of classical dance.

This ballet book combines history, interviews with dancers, technical definitions, descriptions of performances, and personal stories, Jacobs offers an intimate and passionate guide to watching ballet and understanding the central elements of choreography.

Beautifully written and elegantly illustrated with original drawings, Celestial Bodies is essential reading for all lovers of this magnificent art form.

Some more great ballet books adults and children will love that can be purchased online through Amazon.

Ballet Books For Children Your Little One Will Love

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Here are some great ballet books for children, but most of them don’t depict the struggles that children of the past have had to go through for their ballet, but nevertheless, they are ballet books children will love.

Most children want to read nice stories with happy endings in any case.

If you are interested in any of them, I have listed them below.

You can click on the pictures to find out more about the ballet books for children, but in the meantime let me share with you how committed you need to be to be a ballet star.

A Note For Children Who Love Ballet

If you want to be a successful ballet dancer, you will have to have a great amount of commitment and give up a lot of other activities, as the more training you put into your ballet, the better you will be. Your teacher will need to be just as committed.

Many dancers start their dance training at the age of seven or even younger, but many fine academies around the world will not take students until the age of ten. In fact not so long ago, in some countries, these talented children ended up leaving their families and virtually became the property of the dance academy they were training with. Watch this movie for a true account of this.

Children lived at the dance academy and often learned nothing else but dance, though in some cases politics was mixed in with it. While it must have been very difficult for them to leave their homes and families, they were often so poor that living at a dance academy gave them the chance to at least eat decent meals three times a day. In return, they were trained and groomed to perfection and many became top class dancers who delighted and astonished the world with their feats and performances.ballet books for children

The commitment they showed throughout their lives to achieving these ideals was tremendous and nothing short of miraculous. Often these children were chosen because they had the right body types and the talent to go with their perfect bodies.

Even if they didn’t want to dance as a profession, a lot of them were forced into their careers, but often became top dancers in their field. In most cases, the families were very poor and were only too happy to have their children get opportunities like that. It was better than working in the fields with all the other peasants.

The families also made huge sacrifices, as the chosen child was not then available to help bring in much-needed resources for the rest of the family.

There are, however, many other cases where the ballet claimed the hearts of the children when their parents took them to the theatre. This was exactly what happened with Anna Pavlova.

Today, the same commitment is needed by those children who would like to be ballet stars.

While children of today may not need to leave their families and have no other life besides dance, if they are not truly committed to the process of learning and training, they will not amount to ballet stardom.

The number of years and amount of work to train a ballet dancer to peak condition is enormous. If that is not matched by a like commitment from the dancer, then it will all be wasted.

Ballet Books For Children

Here is a selection of ballet books children will love that can be purchased a lot more cheaply online.

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The ballet books for children above will make an excellent and welcome addition to any ballet lovers bookcase.


Capezio Dancewear That Dancers Love Wearing

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There are many companies that manufacture dancewear, costumes and other great dance essentials for both students and professional dancers, but Capezio dancewear is one of the most popular brands of dance gear out there. Capazio dancewear has over a hundred years of experience in the performing arts field, and I have included a brief history at the bottom of this page.

Because dancers are always looking for comfortable gear in the form of tights, leotards, and shoes, Capezio Dancewear caters, especially for the dancer. Not only is Capezio Dancewear comfortable and practical, but they also have some really pretty designs, especially in their leotard range.

Capezio leotards are available in a variety of designs and interesting fabrics like ribbed cotton and velvet. Some of the more popular styles include the double-strap or cross-strap camisoles.capezio dance wear

Although there are no specific brands of shoes that schools require for their dancers, many encourage their girls to wear pink and their boys to wear black or white for ballet. Capezio dancewear has so many different colors and designs to choose from. Their pointe shoes are also very comfortable and many dancers worldwide choose this brand.

Other popular ballet manufacturers alongside Capezio dancewear are Sansha, Bloch, Grisko, and Prima Soft. These companies all have popular full-soled and split-soled shoes. Capezio also sells leather Romeos, split-sole ballet shoes designed especially for men.

Some ballet dancing schools can be strict about accessories, but most allow short skirts to be worn during variation classes, but only at the instructor’s discretion.

Some allow skirts that match your leotard,  and a lot of manufacturers are doing skirts that are attached to the leotard now. All the skirts are normally color coordinated to their leotard line. Some allow for creativity, and students can even opt for the hand-dyed look of Watercolour skirts.

Fun accessories in dancewear include unique dance bags and warm-ups. A popular style with girls and boys is the rip-stop nylon shoulder or messenger bags with cell-phone cases attached.

The most important aspect for dancers I find is the comfort. Capezio Dancewear is made with only the high-quality materials and fabrics that allow the skin to breathe, which is great, especially on hot sweaty days.

Popular Capezio Dancewear

Here are some examples of Capezio Dancewear that can be purchased online from the comfort of your own home. If you are interested in any of the items below or viewing anything similar, simply click on the picture or the link above it.

Hope you enjoy, as these are some of my favorite Capezio products.

Capezio Little Girls’ Flutter-Sleeve Dress Leotard, Pink,S (4-6)capezio dancewear

  • The leotard is 90% Nylon, 10% Spandex and trim is 100% Polyester.
  • Cold water, hand wash, lay flat to dry.
  • Pretty pleated flutter sleeve.
  • Full front lining.
  • Available in baby pink, white and black.

Any little ballerina will feel like a princess in this outfit. The perfect gift for the little ballerina in your life.

Capezio Women’s Double-Strap Camisole Leotard, Black, Smallcapezio dancewear

You will absolutely love wearing this leotard. Attractive crisscross back.

The fabric is made with 90% cotton and 10% lycra. It feels great on the body even when you’re sweating.

Just beware of the sizing on this style when you order. It seems that you need to order two sizes up from what your normal size is.

This leotard comes in Amethyst, black and Navy.


Capezio CapezioBig Girls’ Diamond Racerback Leotard, Seafoam, Large

  • 78% Other Fibers, 22% Spandex.
  • Hand wash the camisole leotard.
  • Dries quick with natural wicking.

This sophisticated camisole leotard flatters your figure and is secure on the body for both adults and children.

You will definitely draw ooh’s and ahh’s for its unique laser cut pattern which is backed by a stretch mesh. Produced with high quality Meryl fabric which moves with the body, dries quickly and naturally wicks moisture. Vibrant new colors with matching skirt available.

These are just a couple of examples of the stunning leotards that the Capezio dancewear range offers.


Capezio Women’s Ultra Soft Body Tights, Light Suntan, Large/X-large

  • 86% Taclel Nylon, 14% Spandex.
  • Hand wash only
  • 1 inch plush elastic waistband,
  • Dye-to-match gusset.
  • Also comes in pink, black and nude.

A customer wrote “I discovered Capezio because my sister is a ballet dancer and I once asked to borrow her tights when my nylon stockings ripped before a party.

I instantly fell in love with them. They are so soft and are designed to stretch in every direction, so they never tear. They are not translucent like ordinary stockings but they don’t look silly like thick tights.

For the price of one these forever tights, I would have gone through so many cheap stockings and so many evenings with the crotch falling down to my knees, my feet getting sweaty and blistered, and the material tearing along my entire calf. After buying these tights, I’ll never wear anything else.”


Capezio Daisy 205 Ballet Shoe (Toddler/Little Kid), Ballet Pink,6.5 M US ToddlerCapezio Dancewear

  • Leather slipper and sole.
  • I recommend ordering one size up from the shoe fit guide shown on the website.
  • This ballet slipper is constructed of high quality, lightweight, soft, durable leather and a bar-tacked elastic drawstring
  • Full chrome tanned suede leather outsole for durability. Wider fit, shaped on a generous women’s last. Begin with street shoe size
  • Daisy print on hung cotton lining, Unisex no-print lining for black colorway.All dance shoes are to fit snugly as they do stretch with use.


Capezio Little Girls’ Ultra Soft Transition Tight, Ballet Pink, One Size (Kid 2-6)capezio dance wear

  • 86% Tactel Nylon, 14% Spandex.
  • Hand or machine wash in cold water, tumble dry low.
  • Plush elastic waistband.
  • Dyed-to-match gusset.
  • Super soft and comfortable.

Transition tights are great for dancers who do ballet and modern and they need to get into bare feet in a hurry.


Capezio Women’s Seamless Clear Back Bra With Transition Straps, Nude, MediumCapezio Dancewear

  • 90% Tactel Nylon, 10% Spandex.
  • Machine wash cold, gentle cycle, hand dry, no bleach.
  • Adjustable straps
  • Perfect smooth fit under layer.


Capezio Women’s Hold & Stretch Footed Tight, Ballet Pink, X-LargeCapezio Dancewear

  • 100% Nylon.
  • Hand wash Only.
  • Matte, semi-opaque tight with dyed-to-match gusset and cutout at the ball of the foot.
  • Comes in many different shades and colors.
  • Once again, order one size bigger than needed, as a small fit.


Capezio Women’s “E” Series Jazz Slip-On, Black,9.5 M USCapezio Dancewear

  • Leather/Fabric.
  • Synthetic sole.
  • Heel measures approximately 0.5″.
  • Shoes may appear small due to intended stretch factor. Once the shoe is stretched to fit over the foot, the shoe will fit as per the Women’s size.
  • This shoe’s sizing is equivalent to street shoe size.
  • Heel counter features an Achilles relief that provides a softer top line
  • Neoprene stretch arch insert.


Capezio Leather Pirouette II Dance Shoe, Nude, Large/10-11.5 M US

  • Ultra-soft leather with a leather sole.
  • Suede sole patch with pleats,
  • Ballet constructed sole patch really allows the toes to spread,
  • 5/8″ one-sided plush primary elastic pre-attached at the sides,
  • 3/8″ secondary elastic attached under the arch.


Capezio Women’s Footundeez Lyrical/Modern Shoe, Nude, M (US Women’s 8-9 M)Capezio Dancewear

  • Made of fabric with a suede sole.
  • This shoe’s sizing is equivalent to street shoe size.
  • ExoArmour duet suede sole patches molds to and moves with the foot for unbeatable traction and protection.
  • One-sided plush elastic with Capezio logo.


Capezio Women’s Rockit Dance Sneaker, Black,8 M USCapezio Dancewear

  • Mesh, suede, and synthetic.
  • Synthetic sole.
  • This shoe’s sizing is equivalent to street shoe size.
  • Flat, boxed toe for toe stands.
  • Padded Achilles notch for added comfort.


Gel Knee Pads SMCapezio Dancewear

  • Hand wash and air dry. 
  • Bamboo knit fabric and contoured silicone knee pad provide comfortable support and protection in the studio.
  • Slip on and stays in place through those long rehearsals.
  • Nude fabric and low profile make them less visible on the Dancefloor.

Capezio Dancewear Had Humble Beginnings

Capezio/Ballet Makers Inc. is the leading U.S. manufacturer of dance and theatrical footwear. The respected brand has been around for well over one hundred years, and many famous dancers have relied on Capezio shoes over the years.

Capezio dancewear began as a tiny shoe shop in New York City run by a teenaged Italian immigrant called Salvatore Capezio.

He was born in 1871 in the town of Bruno Lucania Potenza, Italy. After training as a cobbler, he came to the United States as a youth. He set up shop on Broadway and 39th Street in New York in 1887 when he was only 17. His shop was called “The Theatrical and Historical Shoemaker.”

He did not start out by making dance shoes, only repairing performers shoes. But more and more performers and dancers started bringing their shoes to him for repairs and soon he was just specializing in dance shoes. Anna Pavlova made him famous by ordering shoes for herself and her entire company from him.

Capezio mainly specializes in ballet slippers and toe shoes, as well as costume shoes for jazz, modern dance and theatrical performances.

Capezio also makes specialized footwear for circus performers and gymnasts. Along with shoes, the company produces dance and athletic clothing such as tights, leotards, and warm-up outfits as well.

Capezio now operates two factories, one in New Jersey, and one in Florida. Much of the shoe assembly is done painstakingly by hand. Capezio also contracts with factories in Brazil, Thailand, and China to make some of its shoes and clothing range.

Capezio dancewear sponsors the annual Capezio Dance Award, which gives a cash prize to a significant dancer or choreographer each year. The award is overseen by the Capezio/Ballet Makers Dance Foundation, a charitable organization set up by the company in 1953. Capezio/Ballet Makers is a private company still run by descendants of the founder, Salvatore Capezio.

How Do I Turn Into A Fairy – Just For A Day!

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Every little girl wants to be a fairy or princess at some stage.  When they ask me ‘how do I turn into a fairy?” I just tell them you can be anything you like when you are in ballet class.

And this is very true.

In ballet class, you can become anything you like!

We sometimes soar across the sky in our aeroplanes.  Sometimes we drive jeeps through the jungle and sometimes we fly with the fairies.  We even get to be scary bears and buzzing bees.

During our Pre-School Ballet Classes, we use our overly active imaginations to be anything that we like. Young children love stories and make-believe, and we as teachers can use this fact to make up exciting classes for them to participate in.  It is so much easier to teach children who are excited and want to be there.

To add more excitement to a pre-school ballet class, it is always a great idea to use props or even better dress up.  It is much easier to act like a fairy when you actually look the part.  I have managed to find some stunning examples for you below.

How Do I Turn Into A Fairy?

These are just some of the stunning fairy costumes that we can purchase how do I turn into a fairyonline for your little stars.  These are perfect for a dance production, school plays, ballet class (themed) or even for wear to normal dance class to add even more excitement to the lesson. This is how you can turn her into a fairy.

To find out more about the costumes or are asking the question “how do I turn into a fairy?”, simply click on the picture.

This one on the right is available for about $20 online which is a steal.

Any little girl will love the layers of soft puffy pink material and the beautiful wings that compliment this outfit.  You can find out how to purchase this outfit or any of the others by clicking on the images.

On the other hand, lots of little girls prefer purple. This outfit to the left is just perfect for a fairy with a difference. how do I turn into a fairy

This costume is perfect for how to turn into a fairy.

The colours are vibrant and pretty and the costume will make an exciting addition to any costume wardrobe or a little girls dress-up box with its pretty layers of petals.

Click on the picture to your left to find out more about this stunner.

This pixie costume on the right is perfect for a tomboy.  Yes, even tomboys love to dance, and this cute but naughty costume is just perfect for the active and sportier child. how do I turn into a fairy It’s hip and flirty and everybody has a child in their studio that this costume is just perfect for.

You can click on the little pixie to the right to find out more about this cute little number.

All the above costumes come with detachable wings and are great for play as well as dance recitals.

All just perfect to spoil that little star in your life! So next time she asks ‘How Do I Turn Into A Fairy?’ Simply get her one of these adorable costumes.

below is another beautifully styled lilac fairy costume. This is for the girl who likes to sparkle.

If on the other hand, if you are simply looking for a dramatic set of wings to dance around with, then the plus sized ones on the right will make you feel extra special, especially if you are dancing.

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Ballerina Comforter Sets – Ballerina Bedding

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If you have a ballet lover in the house or you yourself are one, then you are going to adore these ballerina comforter sets and ballerina quilt sets.

You can purchase them online at great prices, and you will find something here without even having to climb in the car.

Every little girl’s dream is to have a ballerina bedroom and this selection of Quilts and Ballerina Comforter Sets will help to start the ball rolling. Here are some stunning choices and examples of ballerina bedding for you to choose from.

Stunning Ballerina Comforter Sets To Die For!

 Auvoau Kids Girls Quilt, White Pink Ballerina Girls Quilt Set 3pc, Full

This gorgeous set is going for $69,98 and you don’t pay shipping costs. This gift will make any little girl swoon with delight.

  • Size: 1 quilt 71″ x 86″, 2 pillow shams 20″X 27″
  • Material: Cotton
  • Machine washable, avoid the use of detergent with bleach ingredients
  • Adorable quilt for girls bedroom!
  • Greeting Cards available! Your personal message can be written on the quilt.

The only drawback with this one is that it only comes in one size.

 Dancing Girl Ballerina Princess Cute Dot Reversible Twin/Full Quilt + Pillowcase Set, 100% Washed Twill Cotton, Quilted Bedspread Coverlet Set (Twin)

This one comes in two sizes:

Twin at $69,89 and Full at $85,89.

  • Any little girls dream bed. Will brighten up any little girls room.
  • Twin(2 pcs): one quilt 69″ X 87″, one pillowcase 20″ X 28″
  • 100% washed cotton face, back, filling, good for your treasure’s skin and health
  • Reactive printing, machine washable, formaldehyde-free, no fading, no pilling, comfortable, breathable and very durable.


Twin Ballerina Reversible Comforter Set with 1 Pillowcases for Kids Bedding – Double Brushed Ultra Microfiber Luxury Comforter Set By Where The Polka Dots Roam (L 68in x 86 W)

This is one of the few ballerina comforter sets that is perfect for the tomboy who is a ballet fan.

It is normally $46,99 but is on sale at the time of writing this post for $22.99.

  • This ballerina comforter set includes 1 Twin Comforter (68×86) and 1 pillowcases (20×30)
  • It is constructed with durable microfiber for superior temperature control that will keep your ballet lover warm and comfortable all night long.
  • It is easy to care for and will never ball up, shrink or wrinkle.
  • Machine wash gentle cycle with cold water; (Sun dry or low tumble dry).
  • 100-Percent Hypo-allergenic, Allergy Free light Microfiber Down Alternative.

Amazingly the high-quality material feels even better than famous Goose filled comforters from a hotel. I fell in love with this adorable Ballerina and Brake Dancer Design! It is both beautiful and fun and is sure to be a wonderful addition to any child’s bedroom.

I fell in love with this adorable Modern Ballerina Design! It is both beautiful and fun and is sure to be a wonderful addition to any child’s bedroom.

The different shades of soft and bright pink make it very versatile and able to match almost any decor! Your tiny dancer will love it! With a 100% no questions money back guarantee, you can be sure that you are getting the highest quality, most reliable and most comfortable microfiber comforter set available.

Those looking for a luxurious look and feel will be thrilled with this exceptional product and treasure it for years to come. This level of comfort and quality is seldom found at this extremely low price. Forget about wrinkling, balling up or shrinkage with this high-quality comforter designed to keep your skin feeling comfortable all night long.

Lullaby Bedding FCO-Brina 4 Piece Ballerina Cotton Printed Comforter Set, Full

This elegant ballerina bedding set is going for $78.02 and includes free shipping.

  • Made of 100% soft cotton percale.
  • Imported.
  • Percale Woven with single-ply yarns for a crisp and breathable fabric.
  • Full comforter set (4 pcs) includes: comforter: 81width x 88Length; 2 standard shams: 20width x 26Length; 1 bed skirt: 54width x 75 Length + 14Drop.

This ballerina bedding is more for a romantic feel, girly girl room.  It has an old fashioned look to it.

Dainty, Adorable, Girlie VCNY Tutu Cute Multi-Color Ballerina-Inspired Kids Ruffle Reversible Bedding Comforter Set, Purple, Twin

This pretty set is going at $82.50 at the time of writing this post. Shipping is free.

  • 66″ x 86″ Comforter
  • 21″ x 27″ Standard Pillow Sham.
  • Machine wash Comforter Sham.
  • Fabric content: 100 percent Polyester

Your little one will want to dance into bed every night, with one of these cute and pretty Tutu Ballerina Comforter Sets. This girlie comforter set features a charming patchwork design, whimsical ballerina pattern and dainty ruffle trim. The Twin Set includes one Comforter and one Sham.

I will be posting more ideas for ballerina bedrooms shortly.

For more gift ideas for dancers, click here.

Dance Studio Management and How To Teach Dancing

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dance studio managementIf you want to know more about Dance Studio Management, how to open a dance studio, how to teach dancing, and how to own the best dance studio in town, then you need to get yourself a copy of So You Think You Can Teach Dancing.

This book is an ebook written by Diane Sheehan, and it focuses on all the aspects on how to own and operation your own successful school of dance.

Who Is Diane Sheehan and How Does She Know About Dance Studio Management?

dance studio managementDiane Sheehan (5th from the right) is a former Rockette and Choreographer. She has now turned dance entrepreneur with a master’s degree in philosophy, which she majored in Eastern thought and existentialism. She has over 49 years experience as an owner and operator of the most successful dance studio on the Niagara Peninsula.

She has realised over the years that she has been teaching more than just dancing, and she was able to simultaneously assist students to gain the confidence in themselves that it takes to become caring, responsible and amazing individuals. She is also a certified hypnotherapist and an author.

She has also established World Wide Dance Network Online as a platform for teachers to advertise and provides other related dance information.

What Can You Learn From So You Think You Can Teach Dancing?

If you are a dancer who dreams of owning her own dance studio, this book shares 29 secrets to make that dream a reality.  It is often difficult for professional dancers to go out of their comfort zone and learn how to operate a successful business, but this book makes it easier for you to take actionable steps in that direction.

Being an accomplished dancer is only the first step towards being a successful dance teacher, and learning how to teach dancing.

Diane was also a professional dancer and she shares her secrets with you on how she has used many ingredients to contribute to her successful dance studio.

This is an excellent book to enable you to lay a foundation upon which you can build the best dance studio in town.

As a dance teacher, you will need to learn how to make sure that your students will want to return to you for their lessons week after week for years to come. You will also need to make sure your students reach their personal goals of becoming the best dancers that they can be and not dropping out of their lessons prematurely.

In this book, you gain some valuable insight on how you can get your students to work hard in order to please, rather than to work hard out of fear of making mistakes, which takes all the joy out of learning to dance. This involves a deep understanding of your student, as well as the use of correct body language.

Using Diane’s methods, you will be able to impart confidence in your students and their ability to learn to dance, as well as establishing their confidence in you as a teacher and their trust in you as a person.

This book focuses a lot on retaining your current students and building your studio from word of mouth, rather than spending a lot of unnecessary money advertising for new students all the time.

Other things that Diane’s book focus’s on are things like:

  • Studio Location
  • Studio Equipment
  • Viewing rooms in a Dance Studio
  • How to market your Dance Studio
  • How to Set High Standards within your Dance Studio
  • How to deal with registration and setting your prices
  • Ideas on how to deal with small classes in the beginning stages of your business
  • How to deal with problem parents
  • Outsourcing
  • The advantages of technology in your dance studio management
  • Help on developing more gifted dancers without neglecting the others
  • Help with teaching technique and working out choreography
  • Advice for putting on a dance show

So as you can see, this book is a valued addition for all dance teachers and dance studio owners out there.

I have learnt a lot from reading So You Think You can teach dance, and the price was only $19.95 at the time of writing this post which is why I snapped it up.

So if you want to know how to open a dance studio, how to teach dancing, and all about dance studio management, Click Here!

Swan Lake Gifts You Will Love

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Here are some Swan Lake Gifts you can purchase for the ballet lover in your life. Swan Lake is one of the most popular ballet productions of all time and is one of those timeless productions that will continue for years to come.

If you know someone who loves ballet, then why not purchase them one of these gifts. They are unusual and will be cherished forever.

swan lake giftsSwan Lake Gifts

swan lake gifts

This gift is a dramatic tribute to this popular ballet.

  • This gorgeous ballerina figurine portrays the popular and iconic White Swan from Tchaikovsky’s Masterpiece Swan Lake.
  • This highly durable 6.5″ statuette is beautifully painted and sculpted with vivid and brilliant detail.
  • It has a black resin base and on top of the base, there are stunning blue and silver accents, with a faux pearl border.
  • A mechanical 18-note music player chimes the “Swan Lake” tune.
  • It comes fully assembled and packaged in an official Swan Lake gift box.

You can experience the rapture and enchantment of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece with this Swan Lake figurine from the San Francisco Music Box Company. Whether you’re a dance enthusiast or music box collector, this stunning statuette depicting the lovely white swan Odette represents the finest in quality handcrafted keepsakes. The little ballerina dons a shimmery white tutu, tiara and ballet slippers, and poses gracefully upon the sturdy black resin base.


6.5″ tall, 3.74″ deep and 3.74″ wide
Weight: 0.87 pounds
No batteries are required as it winds up.

Purple Castle Musical Music Jewelry Box with Dancing Spinning Ballerina Plays Swan Lake Tune
swan lake gifts

This is a beautiful Swan Lake gift for the little ballerina in your life. The lid lifts to reveal a twirling ballerina and a mirror. It is a choking hazard for children under the age of three.

  • This lovely musical jewelry box features a castle, princess and bunny picture
  • 18 note music box plays Swan Lake
  • Wood fiberboard Construction
  • Dimensions: 5 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ x 5″

Lovelyou Purple Swan Lake 100% Cotton Queen Size 3d Print Bedding Set (1 Duvet Cover + 1 Bed Sheet + 2 * Pillow Case)
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  • The pattern is a purple Swan Lake scene.
  • Size: 1 Duvet Cover:88″x 90″, 1 Flat Sheet:98″x 98″, 2 pillowcase:19″x 29″
  • Material: 100% cotton
  • This bedding set does not include any comforter or filling, you can put your own comforter, duvet or blanket into the cover.
  • Lovely soft feel material.
  • Excellent quality.

This duvet set is an excellent way to transform your daughters room into that ballet room that she has always wanted. The room could be colour coded in pinks or purples.

Black Swan Ballerina Performance Ballet Dancer Fine Art Giclee Print of Watercolor 8 x 10, 11 x 14 inches Poster Natalie Portman Odile Odette Jewelry Box Classical Swan Lake Dance Gift for Her
swan lake gifts

This beautiful watercolour print is of a graceful Swan Lake Ballerina in a classical rigid tutu. This is the white swan in all her glory before her fall and she is arching her back and dancing with beautiful abandon.

This is a great Swan Lake Gift for a dancer.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of the above Swan Lake gifts or purchasing one, simply click on the links or the pictures.