Allegro Gift Guide: The Serious Dancer
For the dancers on your list that spend more time in the dance studio than they do anywhere else, give them something they’ll really use.
1. Exercise Bands
This is a must-have for every serious dancer’s bag for warming up, strengthening and stretching. These bands come with a list of exercises that you can do, but don’t be afraid to augment the exercises for your specific needs and benefit (we personally like the “ABC” exercise: trace the alphabet in the air with your foot while using the band for resistance.) They come in 3 strengths!
Priced at $12
2. Classical Ballet Dictionary
A nice resource for pre-professional (and even professional!) dancers. Brush up on your ballet terminology, double check your positioning and discover new technique terms. If your teacher calls out the term in class as opposed to demonstrating, you’ll be prepared!
Priced at $9.99
3. Fashion Leotards
Our selection of distinctive fashion leotards is one of the largest around; wear them to class or an audition and get noticed! Body Wrappers delivers with this amazing black leotard, made to highlight the neckline and back. It separates the experienced dancer from the amateur!
Priced at $42
4. Knit Wrap Sweaters
Don’t be out of step (or freezing!) this winter season, rather warm up in style with the most recent wrap sweater option from Body Wrappers. The ultra soft fabric will keep you warm, but it’s lightweight enough to let you move freely.
Priced from $26-$38
5. Leg Warmers
Let’s face it: You can never have too many leg warmers! Super long to cover the thighs, really short to warm just the ankles or any length in between. Plus, there’s so many different colors and fabrics to choose from. Fun and functional…leg warmers rock!
Priced starting at $14
6. Colored Pointe Shoe Toe Pads
Nude is out and color is in! Brighten up during the winter gloom with these colorful toe pad options by Bunheads. You get the same level of protection as with the originals, just with a bold pop of color.
Priced at $26
We know that most serious dancers take pride in their bun-making (you should, it took years of practice!), but here’s a little tool to make the process even faster and easier. All you need to make your Whirl-A-Style bun is a ponytail holder and the right-sized Whirl-A-Style (and possibly just a few pins to hold back the wispies.) Your hair will be up in just a couple of minutes and you’ll be able to make it to class or rehearsal with more than enough time to spare.
Priced from $9-$10