2013 Gift Ideas for Dancers

Happy holidays from Joy of Motion Dance Center! Members of our faculty and staff put together gift ideas for dancers to help with your holiday shopping. Have a suggestion of your own? Share it with a comment below and check out our gift ideas from last year.

Marybeth Russell, Friendship Heights Studio Manager
Check out Dance Dot, a personal tap board made just for kids. Great for the young tap dancer in need of a place to practice…even better for your homes floors!

Rachel Pearl, Director of Production
Get your favorite dancer or arts enthusiast tickets to a dance concert or a theater subscription! DC is loaded with incredible theater spaces filled with new and established shows. Check out shows and subscriptions to the Atlas Performing Arts Center, the Kennedy Center, Woolly Mammoth, and Arena Stage to name a few. Also, don’t pass up on a Cirque du Soleil show when they come to town, well worth the ticket price!

Emily Rorty, Bethesda Studio Manager
A good stocking stuffer would be a ‘pinky’ ball.  It helps massage your feet and work out knots.

Helen Hayes, Youth Dance Ensemble Program Director
Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet! This book is a MUST have for every budding dancers. Priced at a mere $5.00 or less, this paperback is one of the best ballet dictionaries ever! Dancers will find the correct spelling, pronunciation and illustrations for ballet steps. Knowing ballet terminology is an important building block in a dancer’s training and necessary for most dance forms. This book makes it easy! This book can be found at Amazon.com or at the Kennedy Center Gift Shop!

Heidi Schimpf, Managing Director
Need a gift for the creative dancer? I would recommend “The Creative Habit” by Twyla Tharp. The book includes hands-on exercises to build creativity into your life. Great for adults and teens.

Brooke Birkey, Studio Assistant
The Capezio multi compartment gear bag is the perfect gift for the busy dancer. This sporty, multi functional studio bag, offers hand-held or shoulder strap options with multiple storage compartments for accessories or toiletries.

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer? Purchase a Joy of Motion Dance Center gift card through our online store or at any of our studio locations!