THE DANCER'S SPRING WISHLIST (everything to looking beautiful & surviving a recital)

by - January 30, 2018

Christmas may be the time to ask for gifts, but spring is the time to save up and get them yourself. With warm weather months ahead, were still sweating, learning choreography, and remembering our "spots" at the studio. So why make it harder than it has to be? Don't forget the essentials (and enjoy the extras!) at your upcoming recital.

i practice at home // ballet advanced set

I can't tell you how happy I was to find the Ballet Handbook by Eliza Gaynor Minden. More often than not do I feel like a newbie with anything pertaining to this (HUGE) book is comforting me with an encyclopedia of terms, history and facts for the ballet world. When spring comes, everyone wants to put away the old and bring out the new! This beautiful, light pink & high-neck leotard is just the the thing to compliment those warm-weather cravings. It would pair like a pro with the large dance/tote bag from Ballet Belle, and rock the adorable white ballet term water bottle.
I'm constantly practicing at home, and would honestly love to be wearing those black turn socks from Discount Dance. And that shirt (Ballet Belle) is adorable.

(to see more about these items, follow the link on Polyvore above or click an image below)

Ready for Recital

Recital time can be stressful. We work all dance year for maybe 3-12 minutes on stage, if that. It's important to be prepared (and fun to be) no matter what grade/skill level. I bought Band Aid's toe blister pads literally about 4 weeks after starting pointe class; I don't want to have to stop dancing because of one blister! After that box runs out, I'll be keeping my eyes open for some Dancer's Dots (Gaynor Minden). Oh, and looking for the trendy trash bag pants (DD)!
Both Orchard Valley's trail mix and Pacifica's makeup palette are natural -- both good for you alternatives.
Another great recital necessity is a good notebook. remembering your number placements and choreography can be made easier by taking notes; I like to set my own goals (free dance planner here) and write corrections and tips!

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Hope you all enjoyed this! I know I can't wait for spring to come around...and to save for new leotards and graphic tee's. 

Let's talk!
What are your go-to recital necessities?

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  1. Ahh I love this post! As a fellow dancer currently in the beginning stages of learning recital dances, this post is perfect. :) Turning socks sound so cool! Though it's slightly dangerous for me to even go to Discount Dance's website, because who knows if I will ever get off of it...

    1. Thank you, Olivia :D Are you learning a classic or is your teacher making a new choreography? Haha, I know what you mean. It's funny how beautiful and innovative dance products can distract a person for hours...

  2. Do you do ballet? Because ... I USED TO LOVE IT WHEN I WAS YOUNG!! :D

    - lisa @ inkwell

    1. Yep! I'm currently in ballet & pointe; I love it. Aww, you should try it again and see if you love it still! It's never too late :D


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