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10 Things That Every Dancer Is Thankful For

This time of year is the perfect time to look back on everything you were thankful for. Don’t forget how important it is to remember to be grateful for all the little things. That is why we have put together a little list of everything that a dancer is thankful for.

1 Food After A Long Rehearsal

Nothing is better than digging into a meal after a long rehearsal. You worked hard and you deserve it.

2 When Your Teacher Says The Magic Words “Take Five”.

Any break in a class or rehearsal is something to be thankful for.

3 Getting New Pointe Shoes

New pointe shoes never fail to put a smile on a dancer’s face.

 

4 Finally Getting That Difficult Choreography Into Your Muscle Memory.

You know when you spend hours re-running the same choreography over and over again and just can’t get it in until finally everything clicks and it feels so good.

5 Nailing That Turn In Front Of Your Teacher.  

Teachers always seem to watch you when you fall out of a turn. So when they finally see you land that turn it feels great!  

6 Hearing The Words “Let’s Just Mark It This Time.”

Especially when you are completely physically drained.

7 Dance Friends

Having people you can cry or laugh with is always something to be grateful for and the friends you make in dance are the best friends. You can also always count on them to help relieve boredom between rehearsals.  

8 Crawling Into Bed after A Long Day Of Dancing.

After a long day of dancing, nothing feels better than getting into your bed and resting.

9 Finding Bobby Pins When You Thought You Were Out.

Bobby Pins have a habit of disappearing when you need them the most. So when you find a hidden stock pal of them it feels like you hit the jackpot.  

10 Wonderful Dance Teachers

And last but not least every dancer is thankful for their teachers that make going to class worth it.

What are some other things that you are grateful for this year?  let us know on Instagram @Dancewearcorner.

The Ultimate Dancer Gift Guide

With the Holiday season just around the corner, it is important to find a gift that your dancer will love. That is why we put together this little gift guide so that you can be sure to get the right gift for your dancer.

1 Gaynor Minden Flexibility Band

This is a must for any dancer wanting to increase their flexibility. This flexibility band is great because they can take it on the road with them. I mean what dancer isn’t wanting to increase their flexibility, am I right? This can be used on the floor to get that perfect straddle split or while standing to perfect that needle split.

2  SoDanca’s Pointe Shoe Covers

These cute pointe shoes cover come in so many different colors and designs that your dancer will be sure to love. These covers work to help keep the pointe shoe in good condition when warming up or backstage, but really they are just the coolest gift to give your dancer.

3 DancersHaul Subscription

You can’t go wrong with this gift idea. Getting your dancer a subscription to DancersHaul takes all the stress off your shoulders. You just put in your dancers’ style and sizes then sit back and wait for it to come to your house. There are different subscription boxes you can get so click here to check it out.

4 I- Flex Jr.

Every dancer wants to get more flexible and using different tools can help them reach their true potential. The I-Flex Jr. is used by attracting it to a closed door and works by creating a pulley system. This allows the dancer to control the leg that is being stretched and will make a great gift to give your dancer.

5 Tights Subscription

The one thing that every dancer needs is tights, it’s also the one thing that can send the dancers running to the store in a panic when they break unexpectedly. With a tights subscription, there will be no need to go on any last minute trips to the store for tights. Now there will be no need to stock up and hide tights. With this subscription, you can get quality brands at the lowest price anywhere!

6  New Shoes and Dancewear

This one may sound weird, but trust me every dancer wears their shoes way past dead without telling anyone until their toes are literally popping out of the top. Trust me I’ve seen it happen. New shoes are sure to be a great hit and if they are ready for pointe shoes a surprise trip to Dancewear Corner for a fitting might be a good idea.

You can also never go wrong with new dancewear. Whether your dancer loves leotards or bra tops and shorts they have probably worn the same items of clothing for multiple dance classes in a row. So some new clothes aren’t a want… they’re a necessity.

7 The Hairpin Pal

This one is a no-brainer. There is one thing that every dancer needs and can never have enough of and that is bobby pins. Ask any dancer and they will tell you that as soon as they open a pack of bobby pins in two seconds they will have three left.

You don’t know where the bobby pins disappeared to, but you do know that you need to get more before the next class. Enter the Hairpin pal, this keeps all the bobby pins together in one place because it’s magnetic and not to mention it comes in two beautiful colors.    

8 Water Bottle

What dancer doesn’t need a water bottle to get them through dance class? Plus there are so many cute dance-themed water bottles that they are sure to love. With that in mind, a plain one just won’t do.

9 Dance Accessories

Now I know what you are thinking “dance accessories is a pretty broad topic” and you’re right, but a dancer is nothing without their accessories. Some great options are the Dance Apothecary Set, the Dancers Problem Kit, a cosmetic bag, or Booties. These all are great options for your dancer.

10 Knitwear

Every dancer needs some warm-up clothes and there is nothing better than a knitwear outfit to keep your dancer warm between classes, numbers, and performances. These items are a great gift because they can serve as a great way to cover up between classes as well.

 

 

I hope this list of gift ideas helped you think about what to get your dancer. Make sure to tag @DanceWearCorner with pictures on Christmas if it did.

 

Photoshoot with Norelle

We teamed up with Norelle from @imagesbynorelle to host a model search and on October 19th all of the girls came to Florida for the photoshoot. This is what they had to say.

Siena

Where were you when you found out that you were selected for this model search?

I was in school when my mom found out. As soon as I got off the bus she showed me the post.

What were you doing?

I was so excited and couldn’t wait to meet everyone at Dancewear Corner! I was also so excited to see Ms. Norelle again! We ran home and immediately started planning our trip to Orlando!

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

My whole experience was amazing!! As soon as I arrived, the entire DWC staff treated me like family— actually gave me the royal treatment! The first task was to shop for the photoshoot… Ummm yes!!! It was a bit more difficult than expected since DWC has absolutely everything a dancer wants and needs! I also got to meet Alana for the first time and see Ms. Norelle!

Once we were fit for our outfits, we started shooting right in the store. It was so comforting that the entire staff was so fun! I was already having a blast! After a few shots, we drove to a park for the rest of the shoot! Alana and I got to start while we waited for Ayla to arrive. We climbed trees, rolled in the grass.. you know, the usual.

Once Ayla arrived, we did some really fun group shots. It didn’t take long for Alana, Ayla and I to feel like we’ve known each other forever. I think Ms. Norelle had troubleshooting when we kept making her laugh! I loved every moment with the girls and everyone at DWC! This was such an amazing experience that I’ll remember forever! I wish I had more time with everyone. I’m now set for convention season with lots of new dancewear!

Thank you DWC and Ms. Norelle!  I’m so grateful to officially be a part of the DWC family! Love you all!

Ayla

Where were you when you found out that you were selected for this model search?

I was on my way to dance class.

What were you doing?

I was in the car riding.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

I was so excited! Then, the morning of the shoot, we received a message that our flight was delayed for THREE HOURS. There weren’t any flights that would land much earlier to make it worth switching. I was so sad and thought we couldn’t go anymore. 🙁

Miss Norelle told us to come anyway and let her know when we landed. We were 2 hours late for the shoot but we made it! I’m so glad because I had so much fun. The other girls were so nice and we all got along really well. I love the outfits I got to wear and miss Norelle was SO nice! Everyone was so helpful and understanding about our flight issues and made me feel like I didn’t miss anything at all. I’m so happy to represent your store and so grateful you chose me. Thank you!

Alana

Where were you when you found out that you were selected for this model search?

My mom came home from work and immediately told me I’d been chosen. I was so surprised and excited!

What were you doing?

When she came home I was in my room getting ready for dance class. She walked in the door, called for me and told me I was chosen.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

I had so much fun the day of the shoot and we were treated like celebrities. Everyone was so nice to me and I really liked hanging out with the other girls. When I found out I could choose any 2 outfits in the store I was a little overwhelmed because there was so much to choose from! Ms. Norelle was very nice and patient and helped us get the perfect pictures. I was sad when the night was over because everything was just so perfect! Now I can’t wait to see all the pictures and go back to DWC to do some shopping!

 

 

Premier Dance Network: ReDiscovering the Dream.

Premier Dance is the only podcast that is one hundred percent dedicated to the world of dance. This growing network of shows provides the listener with a “one-stop shop” of online resources for all topics related to dance. Premier Dance Network programming ranges from real stories of young dancers just starting out, all the way to the fascinating lives of the top professional dancers in the world. Today we are going to be shining a light on their show ReDiscovering the Dream.

ReDiscovering the Dream

Meet Lauren Fadeley Veyette former PAballet principal dancer, as she embarks on a new and exciting journey as a soloist with Miami City Ballet. In this podcast, Lauren discusses her transition into a new company and all the aspects that go into “rediscovering the dream” and what it means to be a professional ballet dancer.

Lauren shares with everyone her personal journey in dance. She talks about everything from dancing in her hometown in Florida, living in NYC as a year-round student at School of American Ballet and then becoming a company member at 16 years old at the New York City Ballet. You will hear how Lauren left NYCB to attend college and then take a job with Pennsylvania Ballet. She also shares more about her current journey back to Florida Miami City Ballet as well as her personal thoughts on how it feels to be somewhat displaced from a Company she been with for over 9 years.

This podcast gives you the inside look at what happens behind the curtain which is a great resource for every dancer. So click here to start listening to the podcast.   

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