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The Perfect Holiday Gifts for Dancers!

Updated on December 23, 2014
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As a dance teacher or coach,

it is always fun to be able to surprise your dancers with gifts! I loved and cherished all the dance gifts I received from LaRae's Dance Unlimited, and while dancing on the LHS Drill Team!

This is why as the CEO of Lai Rupe's Choreography, we have set up a promotion, just for dancers, teachers and coaches! When you hire Lai Rupe's Choreography for Competition Dance Routines in 2015, you will receive professional, 1st place choreography, and as a bonus - FREE GIFTS for your dancers!

This is such a fun promotion, that we are so excited about! Not only will you be providing your dancers with amazing choreography, but also a special gift as well. They will absolutely adore their gifts, and dominate in their dance routines as well.

Top 10 Gift Ideas for Dancers

Lai Rupe's Choreography prides itself on helping our dancers, coaches, and teams with every dance aspect they need. So, for the Holiday Season and with Competition Season right around the corner, we wanted to share with you our Top 10 Gift Ideas for the dancers in your life!

Ballerina Dance Bag

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Ballerina Dance Bag

One of the cutest and most precious gifts I have found is this simply adorable, Ballerina Dance Bag. It is an easy DIY!

All you need is:

  • Solid tote bag
  • Pink Fabric paint
  • Pink Ribbon

From her you can either stitch the ribbon, criss-cross, or just hot glue it on! Simple, but so cute!



Personalized Hair Brushes

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Personalized Hair Brushes

I like this gift idea because it is extremely simple, but it is also a really cute way to make personalized & useful gifts for your dancers as well. Every girl NEEDS a hairbrush on a daily basis.

These cute personalized brushes can easily be done using Scrap-booking stickers! Any girl would adore this gift!

"Break a Leg" Bobbypin Gift

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"Break a Leg" Bobbypin Holder

This gift is just perfect for every dancer and girls in general! We go through hundreds of bobby-pins a year, and who knows where they end up! So, giving the gift of bobby-pins to your dancers, is a gift they will always put to good use!


This DIY is so simple, using just an old tictac container and decorating to make it your own! So simple, cute, and needed!

Dancer's Bracelet

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This Little Elle & Belle Dancer's Bracelet

is so precious! You can order it from them online, or your can even try making it yourself! Dancers just love getting gifts that have anything to do with dance! You can never go wrong with something like this.

Dance Quote Picture Frame

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Dance Quote Picture Frame

Honestly, this is one of my favorite gifts to receive and give. You can order free printables online, or make your own cute designs of dancers, quotes, team logos, etc. Then all you do is place your cute designs in a frame!


They look store bought, but are one of the more simple DIY Gift projects you can make. Here are some dance quotes foom Lai Rupe, you may use for your cute gifts:

"Life is simply about Learning to DANCE in the Rain. Once you accomplish that, storms will never phase you."

"Dance with all your Heart, and you will never fail."


"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion."

"It doesn't matter where you are in life, as long as you never stop dancing."


"Dance is more than just a hobby. . . it is an art that can change the world."

~Lai Rupe

Lai Rupe's Choreography


Emergency Glitter Pills!

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Emergency Glitter Pills

These are simply spectacular and creative little gifts to give your dancers on competition day! Just a little glitter to help them sparkle even more! They are so fun your dancers of all ages will think they are just perfect.

Dance Socks for Performance Good Luck!

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Dance Socks for Performance Good Luck!

This "Knock their Socks Off" idea, I think is so adorable, especially since a dancer's feet are everything to them! Finding cute, cozy, fun socks would be a fun shopping experience and making a little card to go with them would be so simple.


"Knock Their Socks Off Dancers!"


This is a great and easy gift idea for any dancer, especially before a dancer recital or competition!

Dance Competition Survival Kit!

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Dance Competition Survival Kit!

Alright, this may be my all time favorite gift idea for dancers! The Dance Competition Survival Kit! It is so brilliant to give your dancers a little bit of everything they might need at competition:

  • Hairspray
  • Bobby-Pins
  • Glitter
  • Hair Tie
  • Lip Stick
  • Socks
  • Etc.

Anything, and everything that you don't want your dancer's to forget, or you think they might need; give it to them as a gift at competition! It will ease some stress and be such a fun gift too!

Dance Chalkboard Sign

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Dance Chalkboard Sign

I think this cute little Dance Chalkboard Sign is a really cute idea for younger dancers to have at home. It would even work with a whiteboard too.

This DIY Project would be simple with your hot glue gun and these items:

  • Chalkboard / Whiteboard
  • Small, Strong Hanger
  • Tutu
  • Ribon

Just piece it all together and now your dancers have a place to leave you notes and you can leave them some too.

A Dancer's Prayer Quote

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Last, but definitely not least, A Dancer's Prayer Quote.

This is such a sentimental, sweet, and easy gift to give your dancers before competitions and recitals. This one is especially perfect for those Ballerinas; but you could always write your own too.

I love this gift idea, because I really think it gives your dancers something to think about before they perform, and just lets them know that you care about them and want them to do well!

Order this (or a custom choreographed) Routine from Lai Rupe's Choreography and get FREE GIFTS for all of your dancers! 2015

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Thanks for your Support!

Have any dance questions, concerns, or topics to discuss? Don't hesitate to reach out to Lai Rupe's Choreography. I am here to spread the beauty of dance.


To Improve your dance-self more and more each day, please follow me and check out some of my other great articles like, "HOW TO LEARN CHOREOGRAPHY MORE QUICKLY."


Thanks for your LOVE and Support!


~Alaina (Lai) Rupe

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      Cindy 20 months ago

      What is the quote with the glitter pills. That is so cute.

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      Catherine 2 years ago

      The dance competition survival kit is such a great idea. My studio does big sister little sister and I will definitely be giving this to my little sister.