Valentine’s Day Gifts for Dancers

Rachel Levitt on what your dancer significant other wants for Valentine’s Day.


If your special someone loves dance more than they love you, then we got your Valentine’s Day gift shopping covered!


CHOCOLATE


Dancing Chocolates

Best for those who love bubbly, these dancing chocolates bob up and down in champagne flutes adding some festivity to a Valentine’s Day in lockdown. Buy here.

Ballet Slipper Artisanal Chocolates

From ChoconChoc, these elegant pointe shoe shaped treats are handmade with white Belgian chocolate. Perfect for your favourite ballerina. Buy here.

DIY Ballerina Chocolate Lollipop Mold

For the creative type, this ballerina chocolate lollipop mold allows your gift receiver to continue the chocolate making well beyond Valentine’s Day. Buy here.

DANCE CLASSES


Move Together

Dancers love when our partners want to give moving together a go. We don’t care if you have two left feet, there is just something special about sharing something you love with someone you love. With dance studios closed, check out online classes in Ballroom, Latin and Club partner styles from Shall We Dance.


Or alone

If dancing really isn’t your thing, these MasterClasses with Misty Copeland and Parris Goebel are sure to blow the socks off any dance loving bae. Both artists are at the top of their careers, making this a rare opportunity to learn from the best. Buy MasterClass annual gift membership here.

STREAM TOGETHER


New Adventures Contemporary Ballets

One of the most evocative and exciting choreographers of our time, Matthew Bourne is releasing four of his incredible contemporary ballets for streaming. Watch his innovative versions of Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, and The Car Man (based on Bizet’s Carmen) via Illuminations or Curzon Home Cinema. Rent or buy here.

Marquee TV

If the fact that artists and industry professionals get 40% off this amazing service doesn’t sell you on it, the amount of recorded live dance performances should. From ballets at the Mariinsky (Russia) to modern dance from Paul Taylor Dance Company (NYC) to a hip hop variation of Swan Lake from Compagnie EthaDam (France), Marquee TV has collected the crème de la crème of arts performances.


VALENTINE


Love-O-Graham Video Valentine

For your Graham loving lover, you can't give a better Valentine than this special video of her iconic work Diversion of Angels as well as some rare footage of Martha Graham herself dancing with Eric Hawkins. Plus, the $10 USD you spend will go to the company so they can continue creating work post-pandemic. Buy here.


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