Day 7 – 12 days of shopping – Dance Inspired Toys

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12 Days of Christmas Shopping For Your Favorite Dancer - TOYS!

Dancers become part of our Starz family at all different ages.  We would never want to forget our littles who still go home and love to play with toys.  Even when they are not at the studio we know they still have dance on their minds, so here are few items to foster their creative play when they are not dancing.  Some of the links are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, Starz will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.

Dancer Fidget

Ballerina Barbie

American Doll & Me Matching Ballet Outfits

Activity Book for Dancers

Mega Construx American Girl Isabelle's Ballet Recital

Lego Friends Ballet Cube

Sunlin Dance Mat

Ribbon Wand

Mad Moves Dance Game

There are so many more toys that inspire the imagination in our little dancers.  Keep checking back for more suggestions.

Stay tuned for later today as we send out the 8th day of Christmas Shopping early so that you can scope out our CYBER MONDAY DEALS!

Day 6 – 12 Days of Christmas – Turns

We're Talking TURNS!

The key to good turn technique is PRACTICE ~ PRACTICE ~ PRACTICE!  Practice spotting, practice body placement, practice a straight bottom leg, and practice staying high on releve'.  Yes you can do all of these things in a tight spot in your home.  Here are few tools some of our dancers have found helpful.

The Turning Board - This one is tricky because you don't turn on releve', but it is great for spinning faster and working on SPOTTING.

Turning Disc - This one you can go on releve' so we like it a little more than the turning board.

Finally there is the Dot To Dance.  This one is a great tool for turns.  It gives you the correct surface, keeps you from traveling during your turns and brings the dance studio to your bedroom!  We cannot tell you how many times we hear kids say "I wish I could live here at Starz".  Warms our heart to know they love dance so much, this will let them bring a little piece of the dance studio home with them!

Some of the links are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, Starz will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.

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Moving on to all things Cheer!

Starz and MYF partner together to provide a cheer program for the community.  Here are some great cheer inspired gifts for your favorite cheerleader.  Some of the links are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, Starz will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.

The Stunt Trainer Stand is and excellent resource for girls who are flyers or want to be flyers.  This is a safe way to practice balance and gain strength while at home.

Flexibility is also key to a good flyer.  There is the stretch band that helps beginners with flexibility and the Stunt Stand Band that is for more advanced and flexible girls.

St. Nick is right around the corner (he comes the night of Dec. 5th).  Here are some great items to include in your cheerleaders stocking.

Cheer Braclet, Cheer Hair Ties, Cheer Sling Bag for practice items.

The air track is a great item for practicing tumbling at home.  We included this on our tumbling list, but it is worth including again on our cheer page.

Finally compression shorts.  These are a great option to wear at cheer practice.  Especially for girls who are flying.  It is important that their bases can catch them and not loose clothing.

Womens Nike Compression Shorts -  Youth Size Nike Compression Shorts

Perfect Stash Pocket Compression Shorts

 

Day 5 – 12 days of shopping

Day 5 of 12 days of Christmas Shopping for your dancer!

Starz Holiday Workout Guide 2021

Some of the links below are affiliate links.  That means at zero cost to you, Starz will earn an affiliate commission if you click through and finalize a purchase.

We use these foam rollers to workout those sore muscles and get ready for a productive practice!

Purple Foam Roller

Resistance bands are a great tool we like to use during conditioning.  We are happy to give the girls examples of ways to use their new Christmas gift to improve their dancing.

Fit Simply Resistance Bands

Ahhhh the ankle weights.  Not a lot of weight is needed to help with our jumps and endurance.

Ankle Weights

This stretch band is great for those girls working on that scorpion and other leg holds that require more flexibility.

Dance Stretch Band

 

Day 4 – 12 Days of Shopping – Practice Attire

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 Oh Amazon, Oh Amazon how we love your Lulu Dupes!

Yes, we all know that the girls LOVE Lululemon clothing.  But as parents, do you really like paying out that kind of money for a pair of leggings?  With the prices below you can get 3 pairs for the 1 pair of Lulu's!  I know you are thinking my daughter won't want the fakes, but trust me they are becoming more and more popular and the off brands are looking REAL good!  Some of the links are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, Starz will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.

Let's start with the leggings.

Buttery Soft High Waisted Leggings

But if you need that stash pocket like I do - here is another option!

Shorts - Shorts and more Shorts!

Stash Pocket Running Shorts

Yoga Lounge Shorts

Blooming Jelly Running Shorts

Strappy Sports Bras for the win!

Criss Cross Straps

Strappy Padded Longline Sports Bra

While these Plush Fuzzy Slippers are not a Lulu Dupe item, they certainly are adorable, purple and should be on every dancers foot while they are in a hotel room 🙂

MOVING ON TO YOUTH SIZING!  If your dancer is still in the Youth sizes (and doesn't fit in the XS sizes above), we have some great items selected for them as well!  They will all look adorable in practice with some of these leggings, shorts or sports bras.

Girls Stash Pocket Leggings

Girls High Waisted Yoga Pants

Girls Fly By Shorts

Girls Strappy Sports Bra

Malibu Sugar Sports Bra - This one is adorable!

Happy Shopping and happy savings with these adorable options for practice wear!

Day 3 – 12 Days of Shopping

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Day 3 - 12 Days of Shopping - Great Dancer Gifts!

When we think of our favorite people at Starz, the dancers themselves, the links below are items that we think are great gifts for them and have selected items in a wide range of ages.  From adorable plush ballet animals to Kendra Scott necklaces, these items are sure to put a smile on their faces this Christmas.  Some of the links are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, Starz will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.

Unicorn Ballet Plush

Purple Ballet Teddy Bear

Kendra Scott STAR Necklace - Of course we think the Star is adorable!

Kendra Scott Purple Necklace - The Classic!

If you are up for story time with your dancer, Ms. Josie has a favorite series.  Miss Lina's Ballerina.

Purple Ear Buds - Sure they aren't apple, but they're purple and the price is right on these if they get misplaced!

Bluetooth Speaker

Stay tuned for tomorrows post!  You won't want to miss what we have in store for you!  Your dancer will be happy and so will your pocketbook!

 

 

Day 2 – 12 Days of Christmas Shopping

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Day 2 of the 12 days of Christmas Shopping - Practice Items!

Make your coming to and from practice a breeze with one of these sling bags.  They are a super convenient way to store your dance shoes and other things needed for class.  This is perfect for those days when you come to class right after school.  Some of the links are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, Starz will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.

Purple Draw String Adidas Bag

Mermaid Draw String Bag

WATER BOTTLES!  Keeping hydrated is important while in class.  Having a water bottle with them makes our drink breaks quick and easy!  Check out Ms. Kate's Favorite Water bottle as well as the always favorite Hydro Flasks!

Ms. Kate's Favorite Water Bottle

Hydro Flask Water Bottle

Black Leotards!  This year our ballet leotards are black.  It's always nice to have a spare and the strappy backs are super popular amongst the girls!

Girls Black Leotard

Adult Black Leotard

There are so many more items.  Here are few of the great items for our Little Girls!

Ruffle Sleeve Leotard with Skirt

Long Sleeve Leotard with Skirt

 

 

 

12 Days of Christmas Shopping – Day 1

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Welcome to 12 Days of Christmas Shopping for you Starz Dancer!

As the Holidays are quickly approaching, we have many parents asking what they can get their dancer to practice at home.  We have put together some shopping lists with links that will help guide you for items we use or recommend at Starz.  Some of the links are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, Starz will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.

Day #1 is our Tumbling Theme

The first item on our list is the air track that we have here at Starz.  We love it because it is light, portable and a great tool for dancers to gain some of the popular dance acro skills - such as an aerial.

Air Track

Item number two on our list is the Wedge Mat.  The incline mat is a great tool for younger dancers or those who struggle with skills such as back walkovers.

Wedge Mat

The final item on our tumbling list is our folding mat.  This is great for just general safety when kids are tumbling, it can be used folded as an item to tumble off of or on to.  It is also great for stretching.  We have 2 different items listed below.  Starz has both of these brands at the studio.

Folding Mat

Tumbl Trak Folding Mat

We hope this shopping list helps you to find the best items for tumbling at home!

Starz Holiday Shopping Guide 2021

Looking for cute stocking stuffers?

Check out this adorable Starz Stocking Stuffer Pack. Who doesn’t love a Starz Scrunchie and lip balm? Pack also includes a Starz pin for their dance bag as well as an earring storage container for competition earrings. Top it off with a Starz Decal for their water bottles or chrome book. All packages in an adorable purple gift bag to just drop in a stocking. We have limited quantities available, so click here to reserve your stocking stuffer today!

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