The Ultimate Dancers' Gift Guide — Totally Outside-the-Box Ideas!

Kristyn Burtt
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Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday — it's hard to keep up with the holiday season's special shopping days. It can be even harder to navigate through all of the noise to find the perfect gift for the dancer or dance enthusiast in your life.

We've got you covered with unique, outside-the-box ideas this holiday season for the hard-to-buy-for person. (If you need more mainstream suggestions, take a look at our main gift guide here.) There really is something for everyone, and we will make you look like a genius for coming up with an original present that's still from the heart.

For the Tapper:

Bloch Chloe and Maud Tap Shoes: $98 (Free Shipping)

Mentored by the iconic Debbie Allen, Chloe and Maud Arnold have made an impactful imprint on the dance industry. As Black female entrepreneurs, they continually give back to the rising generation of performers. With their tap shoe line at Bloch, they are also making a name for themselves in dancewear. The Bloch Chloe and Maud Tap Shoe come in two colors — all black or our favorite, black and white. With a soft leather upper for extreme comfort and a logo heart detail on the laces, these shoes are sure to elicit some syncopated rhythms in the dance studio.

For the Innovator:

SWFT Hoverboards: $139-$299 (Current 20% discount code: BLACKFRI)

For the dancer who is TikTok famous or loves to create innovative routines with an edge of fun, then this SWFT hoverboard is exactly what they need under the tree. SWFT's hoverboards come in a variety of stylish colors, designs and affordable price ranges. The dance community has embraced the opportunity to choreograph fresh and exciting routines with hoverboards, so this gift will be perfect for the adventurous artist in your life.

For the Jazz Dancer:

Ebern Designs Modern Abstract Squares Go-Go Dancers Indoor / Outdoor Pillow: $50.99-59.99 (Free Shipping)

For the dancer in your life who loves Bob Fosse and All That Jazz, this pillow from Ebern Designs adds a ton of pizazz to any room. There are three sizes to choose from 16", 18" and 20" and its colorful palette and mod look gives off a "Rich Man's Frug" vibe. It's showtime, folks!

For the Jumper and Leaper:

Artist Reg Speller's Beach Exercise: $204.50 - $369.50 (Currently 25% off)

This is an investment piece of artwork, but Reg Speller catches such beautiful movement in this beachside photograph, Beach Exercise. There are three sizes to choose from as well as the option of a black or white frame. This piece just sings with joy!

For the Romantic: Dancers: Mirror Framed Print Wall Art: $117.99 (Sale ends 11/30, Free Shipping, Bonus Frango Chocolates)

This mirror-framed piece is sexy and shows a beautiful ballroom couple entwined in a Tango tableau moment. It measures 22 " L x 26" H x 2" D and is a romantic gift for the couple who enjoys sharing the dance floor together. This is one of our favorite pieces in the collection — yes, there are more options to choose from — but we promise you this one brings the major heat score.

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Kristyn Burtt is a commercial dance journalist, TV host and producer. She was the West Coast correspondent and host of "To the Pointe" on Dance Network for five years. Her coverage of "So You Think You Can Dance," "Dancing With the Stars" and "World of Dance" is popular with dance fans across the globe. Kristyn's love of dance began early in her life. She trained at the Boston Ballet School, danced with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre in "The Nutcracker" and won a dance scholarship to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She currently serves on the American Dance Movement’s Marketing & PR Committee and is a member of the Television Academy and SAG-AFTRA.

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