Gift Ideas for Dancers

If you’re wondering what to get for the dancer in your life, look no further. We’ve put together a list of the 20 best gift ideas for dancers, from essential equipment to elegant accessories, to celebrate dancers of all ages. 

Gift Ideas for Dancers

1: Hydro Flask Water Bottle

Keep your dancer hydrated with a Hydro Flask Water Bottle. This insulated water bottle is leakproof and sweatproof, so it’s safe to toss in a dance bag. It keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot for hours, and comes in a variety of colors to match any dancer’s unique style. 

2: New JLDC Spirit Wear Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Help your dancer show off their JLDC pride in our new spirit wear long sleeve t-shirt from our Dancers’ Boutique. This stylish t-shirt has a cute crop and a comfy hood, comes in black, white, and pink, and is perfect for popping over your leo on the way to dance!

3: Foam Roller

After a year of rehearsals and recitals, every dancer needs a little relaxation. A foam roller is perfect for targeted muscle recovery to keep the hardest working dancers ready for their next performance. 

4: Love Is A Tutu Book

Share in the joy of dance with your little one with Amy Novesky’s Love is a Tutu. A favorite around JLDC, this board book introduces ballet words with whimsical rhymes, and is perfect for any budding ballerina. 

5: JLDC Gift Card

Is your dancer hard to shop for? Do you want to support their passion but aren’t quite sure where to start? A gift card to the Joanne Langione Dance Center Dancer’s Boutique lets them choose from our wide array of fully stocked dancers’ essentials. 

6: Mini Emergency Kit

The last thing your dancer should have to worry about before a performance is a stain or a hangnail. Give your dancer the gift of peace of mind with a mini emergency kit stocked with all of the essentials they need to keep them looking and feeling their best before they take the stage. 

7: Dance Journal

Help your dancer start the new year right with a journal where they can set goals, keep a diary, and keep track of their incredible accomplishments on and off the stage. 

8: JLDC Sweatpants

 Keep your dancer warm this winter with a pair of sweatpants from the Dancers’ Boutique at the Joanne Langione Dance Center. These stylish sweats come in sizes for dancers of all ages. 

9: Warm Up Booties

Nobody likes to dance with frigid feet, so give your dancer the gift of warm-up booties this year! These comfortable booties offer a cushioned insole and a nylon exterior guaranteed to keep your dancer’s feet comfortable and warm. 

10: Private Lesson Gift Card

Give your dancer the gift of personalized instruction at the Joanne Langione Dance Center. Each 30-minute private lesson can take place in-studio or online, and offers one-on-one time for your dancer with the incredible faculty at JLDC

11: Turning Board

A turning board is the perfect gift for the dancer who wants to improve their turns and balance. This lightweight board comes with a carrying bag, so your dancer can use it in any part of the house with ease. 

12: Bath Bombs for Dancers

Help your dancer recover from sore and achy muscles with bath bombs. These bath bombs are handmade in the USA. Epsom salts and arnica extracts aide in muscle recovery. The lovely scents of eucalyptus, peppermint, vetiver, and ginger will relax and rejuvenate your dancer.

13: Usborne Books Little Sticker Dolly Dressing Ballerinas Paperback

Does your little one dream of dance even when class has ended? The Little Sticker Dolly Dressing Ballerinas book from Usborne Books allows them to unleash their creativity and enjoy whimsical illustrations on every page, and is a mess-free activity perfect for on-the-go. 

14: Dance Floor

Your dancer’s passion doesn’t stop when they leave the studio, so help them bring the dance floor home with the Harlequin Dance Mat. This mat protects your dancer and your floors with a slip-resistant surface perfect for all dance types. 

15: Pedicure Kit

 Nobody is harder on their feet than dancers, so give their toes the TLC they deserve with a home pedicure kit. This kit comes with everything your dancer needs to keep their feet looking and feeling great. 

16: JLDC Hip Hop Show SpiritWear

The Dancers’ Boutique at the Joanne Langione Dance Center has all of the essentials your dancer needs to take the stage or practice in the studio. For the dancers with a heart for hip hop, check out the JLDC hip hop show spirit wear. 

17: JLDC Dance Bag 

What do you get for the dancer who has everything? A bag to put it all in! Dancers can fit all of their gear in one place while showing off their JLDC pride with our simple yet sleek dance bags. Or this one for toddlers – the perfect size for their first pair of ballet slippers!

18: Makeup Bag

Want to give your dancer a gift that’s as glamorous as they are? A makeup bag is the perfect mix of practical and chic for a gift they can use every day. Bags come in a variety of sizes to accommodate your dancer’s needs, from simple daily style to dramatic looks fit for a performance. 

19: Perfect Fit Toe Pads

Protect your dancer’s feet with pointe shoe inserts from PerfectFit. These inserts relieve pressure and provide support on the tops, bottoms, and tips of toes, regardless of toe shape, size, or configuration. 

20: Your Very Own Playdance Playdate at JLDC

Book a custom Playdance Playdate for you and your friends led by one of JLDC’s expert preschool faculty and celebrate your dancer with dress-up, movement, and more. Call to schedule: 617-969-8724, or contact us on our website.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Dancers - JLDC
From budding beginners to experienced
teens, this list has everything you need for the dancer in your life. 

If you purchase something from the Dancers’ Boutique at the Joanne Langione Dance Center, all proceeds go to our student development and programming.  

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Shawn Mahoney

Shawn Mahoney began his ballet, tap, and jazz training at the Joanne Langione Dance Center and his early performing career with Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre in Boston, MA. As an apprentice, Shawn danced for American Ballet Theatre before joining Boston Ballet. At Boston Ballet, Shawn performed in Petipa, Balanchine, Kylian, Forsythe, Bejart and others. Shawn performed as a chosen member of “Tharp!”, a national and international touring company directed by Twyla Tharp. Ms. Tharp invited Shawn to be part of the creative and choreographic process for her Broadway hit “Movin’ Out” and performed in Tharp’s “Red, White, and Blues”. Shawn performed with the Suzanne Farrell/Balanchine Project, Sean Curran Company, Washington Ballet, and Bale Estado de Goias. As an educator, Shawn has taught internationally for Festa de Danca in Sao Paulo and Bermuda Civic Ballet. Currently, Shawn is on faculty at Emerson College, instructing dance classes to actors and musical theatre students and is a teacher and lecturer at Days in the Arts. Shawn founded Mahoney Agency, representing dancers for national engagements for the Nutcracker Ballet. Shawn is a sought out mentor for emerging artists and choreographers in ballet and contemporary dance.