Great Gifts for Dance Teachers – Books and Magazines

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Great Gifts for Dance Teachers

If your dance teacher is a known bookworm than combining the two interests – by giving them books and magazines related to dance – can make a very thoughtful gift. Give your dance teachers and studio owners the gift of keeping up with the latest in the industry. These magazines are always choke full with great articles, inspiring ideas and support. You can buy your teacher a new subscription or offer to pick up the bill if they already receive it. Or present your dance teacher with one of the following beautiful books that are perfect for a coffee table. Below are some interesting reads in, around and about the world of dance:

A Biography on the Great Balanchine


This biography takes an in-depth look at one of the most famous ballet choreographers of all time. Personal accounts and quotations mix with the biographical information of this lager-than-life figure. A must have for any ballerina’s bookshelf.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Compilation

Another book that belongs on every dance teacher’s bookshelf – this compilation is the work of 12 years of study resulting in gorgeous photos of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Truly awe-inspiring, this is the kind of book you keep out on a coffee table.

Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday

This book is an amazing collection of dancers being captured in seemingly ordinary situations. Take a look at the behind-the-scenes video to see how this product is truly awesome.

The Nutcracker Ballet Picture Book

One of the most memorable gifts I received during the holidays was a hardback copy of The Nutcracker Ballet with a personal notes from the mom and student written on the inside cover. It is still one of my most treasured books on the shelf and I read it to my classes every year.

The Magazine for Dance Teachers

Aptly named, this magazine offers insights on everything from costumes and music to choreography and health. It’s one of the best resources out there for dance teachers.

Dance Magazine: The All-Around Resource

Published for over 80 years, this magazine gives a well-rounded overview of everything dance and one that I read cover to cover every month.

For the Ballet Fanatic : Pointe Magazine

Dedicated to all things ballet and pointe, this magazine comes choke full of practical tips and applications, interviews and more for both women and men who dance.

Dance Spirit – The Hip Dance Magazine

This magazine is aimed at teens but that doesn’t mean it’s not choke full of good information. This is a good choice if your dance teacher is a young adult or even a student teacher.

That’s a wrap folks! I hope you’ve enjoyed this gift guide and it’s given you plenty of ideas for gift ideas for your dance teachers. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think or add your own ideas!!

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