Gifts For Dancers - 49 Dance Gift Ideas for Adults, Children and Students
Gifts For Dancers
Last Updated on 26th October, 2021
Are you looking for inspiration and new ideas for gifts for dancers? Let us help you choose the perfect dance gift with these lists of our most popular gifts for dancers of all ages! Choose from our lists of the most popular dance gifts for 2021 below:
- 1) Top 6 Dance Gift Ideas For Children
- 2) Top 10 Dance Gift Ideas For Dance Students
- 3) Top 10 Ballet Gift Ideas For Adults
- 4) Christmas Dance Gift Ideas
- 5) Top 7 Dance Teacher Gift Ideas
You can also browse our full selection of dance gifts here
Top 6 Dance Gift Ideas For Children
Our Top 6 Dance Gifts For Children in 2021 are:
- Ballerina Water Bottle by Rachel Ellen.
- Ballet Class For Children DVD or Video Download (watch on your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone!)
- Tendu Ballet Bun Kit
- Dance Diary for boys and girls
- Dance Bag
- Ballerina Colouring In
Children's Dance Gift Idea 1:
This is a firm favourite with our daughter, Harriet. We love this Ballerinas Water Bottle by Rachel Ellen because it is BPA free and has a leak proof, easy to use lid. A lovely gift for girls aged 10 or under.
Children's Dance Gift Idea 2:
Children's Dance Gift Idea 3:
This Ballet Bun Kit by Tendu makes a perfect gift for dancers of all ages. We like that it comes in its own little zip up bag and contains everything you need to make the perfect ballet bun, including a hairbrush! Available in blonde, brown or black, this Ballet Bun Kit would make a great little Christmas stocking filler gift. A useful little gift for girls who like to look the part in their ballet classes!
Children's Dance Gift Idea 4:
Featuring 118 pages of fun, this dance diary / journal is a perfect gift for girls and boys. It's the ideal size for your little dancer to pop in their ballet bag or carry along to keep them entertained on long journeys or rainy days at home!. A great dance gift for young children who love to dance and the perfect way to treasure their dance school memories!
Children's Dance Gift Idea 5:
- Rachel Ellen Tote Bag
- Rachel Ellen Neoprene Ballerina Backpack
- Capezio Girl's Ballet Backpack with reversible sequins
- Ballet Vanity Case
These small ballet bags are ideal for little ballerinas to keep all of their dance kit in. Unlike many dance bags these are the perfect size for little children and we love the beautifully illustrated ballerinas by Rachel Ellen. The new Capezio dance backpacks with reversible sequins are also a popular choice for young girls. They don't take up to much room inside the studio and they are a great price too! We stock many more bags at PDE, so why not browse our full selection of Dance Bags. A great gift for girls who have a growing selection of dance shoes and accessories to carry to class!
Children's Dance Gift Idea 6:
Ballerina themed colouring in is great for keeping your little ballerina happy! Choose from Ballerina Colouring books by award winning designer (and former professional ballerina) Rachel Ellen. These colouring books feature fun ballerina pictures alongside the names of ballet steps and positions to help you little ballerina learn as she colours! Why not pair the colouring book with a tube of ballerina colouring pencils, along with a ballerina pencil case to create the ultimate colouring set for your little dancer? We even stock multicoloured ballerina themed pens. These colouring in sets will keep your little ballerina busy, whilst teaching them about the names of ballet steps and positions!
Top 10 Dance Gift Ideas For Dance Students
Our Top 10 Dance Gift Ideas For Dance Students in 2021 are:
- Ballet Wrap Skirts
- Complete Ballet Barre 3 DVD Disc Set
- Inside Ballet Technique Book by Valerie Grieg
- Wobble Board For Dancers
- Resistance Bands For Dancers
- Stretch Loop For Dancers
- Dance Warm Up Boots
- Ballet Video Downloads
- Dance Leg Warmers
- Pointe Shoe Accessories
Dance Gift Idea 1:
The beautiful limited edition ballet wrap skirts by Maewear are perfect for dance students who like to stand out and bring their own unique style to the ballet class. The skirts come with an easily adjustable wrap over design which is made to fit a variety of waist sizes.
There are a number of designs to choose from including patterned and floral ballet wrap skirts. Each ballet skirt comes with a matching bag, making this a special gift for any budding ballerina. These skirts are hand made in Yorkshire, with only a limited number of each design ever made, making this a unique gift for dance students (recommended for ages 8 to 18).
We also stock a lovely selection of the new ballet wrap skirts by Tendu.
Dance Gift Idea 2:
This popular 3 DVD Disc Set has previously been featured in the Christmas edition of the Dancing Times magazine and has been enjoyed by dance students from all over the world. Join Royal Ballet School trained ex-Professional Ballerina, Kimberley Berkin at the barre where she will help you to improve your ballet technique!
With over 3.5 hours of content, the Complete Ballet Barre includes an introduction to each step, followed by clear demonstrations of a number of teaching points to focus on as you work through your barre.
An ideal gift for boys and girls aged 8 to 18 who want to improve their ballet technique.
Dance Gift Idea 3:
We highly recommend the Inside Ballet Technique Book for every serious ballet student. It's our best selling dance book and it was compulsory reading for both Kimberley and I when we were training at the Royal Ballet School - in fact we both still have a copy to this day! This book is packed full of essential anatomical knowledge - a very useful gift that every serious ballet student would continue to benefit from for years to come.
Dance Gift Idea 4:
Does your son or daughter want to improve their dance technique? Do they want better balance? Or maybe they want to improve their pirouettes or adage? This high quality wooden wobble board is an excellent tool to help dancers improve their core strength, ankle stability and more... Perfect for practising at home, this wobble board would make an ideal gift for dance students - and there's even a follow along video of Kimberley's 10 minute wobble board work out that you can watch right here on PDE Dance Supplies!
Dance Gift Idea 5:
Using these exercise bands can be an excellent addition to every students' dance training. By practising simple foot exercises with the bands, students will feel the benefit in much of their barre work. Students wishing to develop their allegro and pointe work should also focus on improving the strength in their feet. A very useful dance gift to help your child improve their feet.
Dance Gift Idea 6:
This high quality stretch loop is perfect for dancers who want to improve their flexibility. The stretch loop can be used as part of every dancer's stretch routine and is particularly helpful for students who want to improve their side splits. The perfect dance gift for students who want to improve their flexibility.
Dance Gift Idea 7:
Our range of dance warm up boots and ballet warm up booties are perfect for protecting your feet and keeping out the cold when back stage in the theatre. They're also ideal for warming up for dance classes or walking to and from rehearsals, making them a firm favourite with professional ballet dancers all across the world. Choose from the stunning faux-fur lined Tendu warm up boots or the best-selling Bloch booties. The perfect gift for male and female dance students of all ages!
Dance Gift Idea 8:
Improve your ballet technique with these downloadable videos by Royal Ballet School trained ex Professional Ballerina, Kimberley Berkin. Each video includes an introduction to the step, followed by clear demonstrations of a number of teaching points to focus on plus follow along exercises complete with musical accompaniment! A unique gift for dancers aged 8 to adult who want to improve their ballet technique - choose from individual steps from just £4.79 per video or enjoy big savings when you choose one of our video bundles!
Dance Gift Idea 9:
If you're shopping on a budget you'll love pink leg warmers by Roch Valley or Starlite. Ideal to wear to and from dance classes, or whilst warming up, these leg warmers are perfect for dancers who want to keep their feet and ankles warm in the colder winter months!
A great low cost gift dancers of all ages... or for a more premium gift, take a look at the luxurious leg warmers by Toesox.
Dance Gift Idea 10:
Starting on pointe is a very special occasion for every ballet student and a collection of pointe shoe accessories would make a lovely celebratory gift. Choose from pointe ribbons, advanced toe pads and more. A breathable pointe shoe bag is also essential to prolong the life of the pointe shoes by allowing them to 'breathe' and dry out fully in between classes.
An ideal gift for girls who have recently started, or are just about to start dancing on pointe.
Top10 Ballet Gift Ideas For Adults
Our Top 10 Ballet Gift Ideas For Adults in 2021 are:
- Ballet Class For Adults Beginner Level DVDs
- Dance Imagery For Technique And Performance Book by Eric Franklin
- Ballet Wrap Skirts
- Wobble Board, Dance Exercise Band and Dance Exercise Ball
- Foot Roller For Dancers
- 'At The Barre' Limited Edition Ballet Print By Rachel Ellen
- Dance Warm Up Boots
- Complete Ballet Barre 3 DVD Disc Set
- Ballet Class Music CDs by David Plumpton
- Ballet Video Downloads
Adult Ballet Gift Idea 1:
These beginner level ballet classes will be ideal for anyone who attends adult ballet classes or enjoys practising ballet at home. Royal Ballet School trained ex-professional ballerina, Kimberley Berkin clearly sets each exercise, followed by a full demonstration complete with musical accompaniment for you to follow along to. Each ballet class includes barre work, centre practice and basic pirouette and allegro exercises.
An ideal gift for anyone who attends adult ballet classes!
Adult Ballet Gift Idea 2:
I personally benefited a great deal from the use of imagery as a dance student after learning from Eric Franklin. Imagery in dance was something that I used throughout my performing career and continue to incorporate in my teaching today. This 374 page book includes 294 exercises and 133 illustrations to enable you to facilitate the use of imagery to improve your technique, artistic expression, and performance.
An ideal gift for the adult ballet dancer who loves to read!
Adult Ballet Gift Idea 3:
Bring your own unique stye to your adult ballet classes with the beautiful range of limited edition ballet wrap skirts by Maewear. Hand made in Yorkshire, U.K, the skirts come with an easily adjustable wrap over design which is made to fit a variety of waist sizes.
There are a number of designs to choose from including monochrome, patterned and floral ballet wrap skirts.
Each Maewear ballet skirt comes with a matching bag, making this a special gift for any adult ballet dancer.
We also stock a lovely selection of the new ballet wrap skirts by Tendu.
Adult Ballet Gift Idea 4:
This set of dance exercise equipment is great for the adult ballet dancer who wants to improve their strength and balance for their ballet classes. The wobble board helps to build ankle stability alongside core strength and balance whilst the dance exercise bands are great for improving every adult ballet dancer's feet. The exercise ball is ideal for use in a range of core stability exercises.
You can buy these items individually, or why not get all 3 together to make a helpful set of dance exercise equipment for adult ballet dancers.
Adult Ballet Gift Idea 5:
The beautifully crafted Tendu wooden foot roller is ideal for relieving tension underneath your feet and easing the knots from sore and tired foot muscles after dancing. This popular gift is the perfect size to fit in your dance bag so you can enjoy a massaging foot-roll wherever you are!
Adult Ballet Gift Idea 6:
This beautiful limited edition print featuring ballerinas at the barre would look lovely on any dance studio wall, dance teacher's office or ballet lover's home! The Giclée Fine Art Print is one of just 250 By Rachel Ellen. Each print is numbered and presented in an ivory coloured mount with a Certificate of Verification. The print is also signed by Rachel Ellen! A beautiful unique gift for any ballet lover!
Adult Ballet Gift Idea 7:
Our range of stylish warm up boots are perfect for keeping your feet and ankles warm before and after your adult ballet classes. The Tendu boots are unisex and are finished with an eye catching plush beige polyester fur lining. They also feature an ankle drawstring to ensure a secure and comfortable fit. Or choose from our colourful range of Bloch Dance Boots.
A stylish and useful ballet gift for men and women!
Adult Ballet Gift Idea 8:
Featured in last year's Christmas edition of the Dancing Times magazine, this 3 DVD Disc Set would be ideal for adult ballet dancers who have been attending classes for some time and want to improve on their ballet technique.
With over 3.5 hours of content delivered by Royal Ballet School trained ex-Professional Ballerina, Kimberley Berkin the Complete Ballet Barre includes an introduction to each step, followed by clear demonstrations of a number of teaching points to focus on as you work through your barre.
An ideal gift for adult dancers who want to improve their ballet technique.
Adult Ballet Gift Idea 9:
David Plumpton's music for ballet class has been enjoyed by ballet students and teachers from all across the world. Each CD includes music for the barre, centre and allegro steps with a range of tempos and time signatures, making them ideal if you want ballet class music to practice along with at home or in the studio.
A lovely gift for adult ballet dancers looking for beautiful music to practice with at home or in the studio!
Adult Ballet Gift Idea 10:
These downloadable videos by Kimberley Berkin are perfect for adult ballet dancers who want to improve their technique in particular steps from the ballet class. Each video includes an introduction to the step, followed by clear demonstrations of a number of teaching points to focus on plus follow along exercises complete with musical accompaniment!
A unique gift for adult dancers who want to improve their ballet technique - choose from individual steps from just £4.79 per video or enjoy big savings when you choose one of our video bundles!
Christmas Dance Gifts
If you're looking for Christmas gifts for dancers, you've come to the right place! We've got loads of gift ideas at PDE Dance Supplies that would make perfect little 'stocking filler' presents for dancers of all ages. Read on below for our top 10 Christmas stocking dance gifts...
Our Top 10 Christmas Gifts For Dancers in 2021 are:
- Ballet Shoe Keyrings
- Tendu Foot Roller
- Little Dance Books
- Dance Leg Warmers
- Ballet Shoe Bag / Pointe Shoe Bag
- Rachel Ellen Ballet Gifts
- Pointe Shoe Sewing Kit
- Dance Notebook And Pen (Or Ballet Colouring Books / Writing Sets For Younger Dancers!)
- Dance Warm Up Boots
- Ballet Bun Kit / Dance Hair Accessories
Read on below to find out more about our top 10 stocking filler Christmas gifts for dancers in 2021...
Christmas Dance Gift Idea 1:
These lovely mini pointe shoe keyrings from So Danca would make a lovely little Christmas dance gift... They are the perfect size to add to your keychain or attach to your dance bag. Choose from a range of colours including purple, red, lilac, 'ballet pink' and more...
A lovely little gift to attach to your keychain or dance bag!
Christmas Dance Gift Idea 2:
This high quality foot roller makes an ideal 'stocking filler' dance gift. It's also the perfect size to fit in your dance bag so you can take it with you to every dance class and enjoy a massaging foot-roll wherever you are!
The foot roller is particularly useful for dance students practicing lots of foot exercises or battement tendus and glissés in succession, where tension can build up underneath the feet.
The perfect size to carry in your dance bag, this is a great value stocking filler Christmas gift for dancers.
Christmas Dance Gift Idea 3:
Our selection of dance books would make great Christmas gifts for dancers of all ages. There's so many topics to choose from for anyone who likes to learn more about dance including:
- Strength conditioning for dancers
- The use of imagery to improve your dance performance
- Dance anatomy
- Ballet technique
- and more...
We also stock a range of specially selected books for dance teachers.
Give the gift of learning... discover new exercises or develop your knowledge and understanding of classical ballet technique even when the dance studio is closed for the Christmas holidays!
Christmas Dance Gift Idea 4:
If you're not sure what to buy the dancer in your life this Christmas then leg warmers are a great idea. Ideal for keeping your legs and ankles warm before and after dance classes, particularly in the winter months, leg warmers are also a great value dance gift. Choose from pink, black, charcoal and more, in a variety of styles.
A great value stocking-filler dance gift!
Christmas Dance Gift Idea 5:
Our range of ballet shoe bags make lovely little stocking filler gifts... especially for dancers who are about to start pointe work or those who are already practising on pointe.
With breathable mesh sides and an easy zip closure, the Tendu pointe shoe bag is our recommended choice. It's available in pink and comes in a Navy colour too - perfect for use as a boy's or men's ballet shoe bag!
If you're shopping on a budget, we also stock the tendu mesh ballet shoe bags. Available in black or white, this is a great value dance gift.
A lovely little Christmas gift to take with you to every ballet class!
Christmas Dance Gift Idea 6:
We are delighted to stock the Rachel Ellen ballerina range of gifts at PDE Dance Supplies. A former Ballerina herself, Rachel Ellen has been awarded a number of prestigious industry awards for her designs. Her hand - drawn ballerina characters have become instantly recognisable and she has created some beautiful ballerina gifts for young dancers.
When it comes to ballet themed Christmas gifts, stationery and accessories, young girls just love the Rachel Ellen range!
Christmas Dance Gift Idea 7:
If you're shopping for someone who dances on pointe, or is about to start pointe work classes, they will love this pointe shoe sewing kit by Tendu. It comes in a handy zip up bag and contains everything you need to care for your pointe shoes.
Ideal for sewing ribbons on your pointe shoes, darning your shoes and more, this handy little gift is perfect for keeping in your dance bag wherever you go!
The kit has it all from darning needles and darning thread for pointe shoes to pointe shoe ribbons, scissors and much more...
The pointe shoe sewing kit by Tendu contains:
- Darning needles (curved)
- Sewing needles (straight)
- Pointe shoe ribbons (2 x 1.3m lengths of ribbon)
- Tape measure
- Roll of darning thread
- Sewing thread
This kit would also be helpful for sewing ribbons or elastics on your flat ballet shoes or soft - blocks.
A handy little gift to take in your dance bag wherever you go! Ideal for anyone who is already dancing on pointe or about to start pointe work classes.
Christmas Dance Gift Idea 8:
Or for younger dancers:
Many dancers and dance teachers love to write down their ballet class notes and corrections, dance choreography notes, dance counts, show notes, lists and more...
If this sounds like the dancer in your life, then look no further! We stock a range of beautiful notebooks and pens here at PDE Dance Supplies, designed by former professional Ballerina and award winning designer, Rachel Ellen.
Shopping for younger dance lovers?...
Take a look at the Ballerina writing set or the Rachel Ellen Ballerina colouring book, featuring fun ballet characters in a range of ballet positions. The names of the ballet positions and steps alongside the pictures make this colouring book a fun way for children learn about ballet terminology!
Notebooks are a useful dance gift - perfect for dance choreography notes, counts, lists and more... Or keep your little ballerina busy whilst they learn about ballet positions and steps with the Ballerina colouring book.
Christmas Dance Gift Idea 9:
Dance warm up boots are perfect for keeping out the cold and protecting dancers' feet, especially in the chilly winter months. Popular with professional dancers, teachers and students, our range of warm up boots are also ideal for warming up for dance classes or walking to and from rehearsals.
Available in a wide range of sizes, dance warm up boots make the perfect Christmas dance gift for male and female dancers of all ages!
Christmas Dance Gift Idea 10:
As all dance mums (and dads!) know, whatever dance style you're into, neat and tidy hair is a must for dance classes, exams and performances...
The Tendu Ballet Bun Kit contains everything you need for the perfect ballet bun, including a handy hairbrush and a neat little zip up bag to keep your hair accessories together. We also stock a full range of hair accessories for dancers including hair donuts, pins, hair nets and more...
An essential for every ballerina, the Tendu Ballet Bun Kit would make a lovely Christmas ballet gift!
Dance Teacher Gift Ideas
What do dance teachers really want for Christmas? Take a look at our top 7 dance teacher gift ideas below (we’re dance teachers ourselves, so trust us… we know!)
Dance Teacher Gift Ideas
- Thoughtful thank you cards
- Personalised or hand made gifts
- Dance Notebooks and pens
- New dance legwarmers or warm ups
- Trendy dancewear
- Massage tools for dancers
Read on below for more dance teacher gift ideas, or why not browse our full selection of dance teacher gifts...
Thoughtful thank you Cards
As a dance teacher, some of the nicest gifts to receive are hand written thank you cards from student or parents. Is there something in particular that you’ve enjoyed learning from your dance teacher this year? Pop it in a little message in a thank you card and you’re sure to make them smile! Take a look at our selection of thank you cards for dance teachers here.
As dance teachers, we tend to work long hours in the studio on evenings and weekends. The love of dance keeps us buzzing and full of energy… but caffeine helps too! A stylish insulated coffee cup makes a lovely gift. Or a gift card for your dance teacher’s favourite coffee shop!
Personalised or hand made gifts
It’s always lovely to receive a hand made or personalised gift. Some of my favourites over the years have been hand made cards, or framed ballet themed pictures. Your dance teacher will almost certainly put the cards or pictures up on the wall and smile every time they see them!
Notebooks and pens
As a dance teacher, I write down so much… ballet class plans, choreography and rehearsal notes, musical counts, diagrams of floor patterns and stage spacing, ideas for my own classes inspired by watching other teachers at work… the list is almost endless! So why not treat your dance teacher to a new notebook and pen?
New Dance Legwarmers And Warm Ups
As dance teachers, we switch between standing back and watching, and jumping in to demonstrate for our students all the way through classes and rehearsals. So it’s really important that we keep our muscles warm! It’s always great to receive new dance leg warmers, ballet warm up clothes or even dance warm up boots too. Browse our full selection of dance warm up clothes here.
Trendy dancewearWhen it comes to dance teacher gifts, we love many of the same dance gifts as our younger (and often more stylish) students! From the latest trendy dancewear to beautiful ballet wrap skirts... if you’d love to wear it to the dance studio, the chances are your teacher might too!
After a long day of classes and rehearsals, dance teachers get sore and tired feet too! Why not treat your teacher to a Tendu foot roller? Or gift a foot roller together with a selection of spiky massage balls and a foam roller… it’s like a mini spa massage for them to enjoy at the end of each day of dance teaching! Take a look at our full selection of roller massagers and spiky massage balls for dancers.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our top 7 dance teacher gift ideas! Browse our full selection of dance teacher gifts today, and why not add a one of our thank you cards for dance teachers with a lovely hand written message.
New Gifts For Dancers in 2021
As we specialise in gifts for dancers, we're always looking for new dance gift ideas to add to our range. Here's a few of the most popular new gifts available at PDE Dance Supplies for Christmas 2021:
- Bloch Hair Kit - Available in black brown or blonde, this hair kit comes in a lovely little pink tin embossed with the iconic Bloch logo - a lovely little stocking filler Christmas Dance gift...
- Bloch Warm Up Boots with Outdoor Sole (Bloch's latest edition to the range!)
- Dance Diary For Kids
- New Ballet Warm Up Clothes from Tendu
- Bigger Range Of Dance Leg Warmers with new sizes and colours
- Turn Out Discs and Ankle Weights For Dancers
- Even more Dance Bags!
- For more dance gifts ideas, take a look at our full range of gifts for dancers.
I hope you've enjoyed reading about our dance gift ideas here at PDE Dance Supplies! You can also browse our full selection of dance gifts here
If you’re looking for small gifts for dancers, or cheap dance gifts, you might like to take a look at our dance gift collections sorted by price below:
- Michael Berkin.
This guide to the top gifts for dancers was written by PDE Dance Supplies co-founder, Michael Berkin.
Michael is a Royal Ballet School trained ex professional ballet dancer who performed with Royal New Zealand Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Northern Ballet. An experienced ballet teacher, Michael has taught at some of the UK’s most prestigious ballet schools including The Royal Ballet School, Elmhurst Ballet School, Northern Ballet Academy and more.
Michael is also a 'dance dad'. He and his wife, Kimberley have two young children of their own who love to dance and currently enjoy ballet and tap classes.
- Michael Berkin