12 Days of Christmas Shopping - Day 8

We're talking beauty tools.  While we do think these are perfect for the dancers and their make up, there are few items we use and love in our day to day make up that moms may enjoy as well!

Make Up Brushes - this is not only a good set of brushes, but also adorable in the bright pink.  A smooth make up application starts with the applicators you are using.

Make Up Eraser - THESE WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE.  Toss out the disposable make up remover wipes with chemicals on them.  Water and this cloth will remove competition day make up in a snap!  You have to try it to believe it.

Brow Shaper - The best stage make up comes with highlighting your eyebrows.  This helps the girls eyes to pop when performing.  Many younger kids naturally have a very soft eyebrow color - enhance their brows with this tool.  Super Easy.

Nail Clipper Set - Save money by saving their dance shoes from popping holes in the toe.  Keeping their toe nails clipped helps eliminate ingrown nails and also holes in dance shoes.

Water Spray Bottle - If you want the perfect competition day bun, it starts with WET hair.  This bottle is perfect!

Becca Under Eye Brightner - LOVE this stuff.  It corrects and brightens the darker lines and circles under your eyes.  A great base for both dancers and moms 🙂

Vanity Planet Travel Mirror - I have this mirror and I love it!  Use it everyday and also it is perfect for traveling to competitions.  It might currently be out of stock, but it was still letting you put it in your cart!

Caboodle Make Up Case - Take us back to the 90's with the adorable Caboodle carry case!  Just because it is purple and fun!

Dyson Air Wrap System - Ok the price point on this is a little extreme, BUT this unit is LIFE CHANGING.  I personally have thick, dry and curly hair.  Hair done in 10 minutes.  From wet to fully styled!  You would never believe it unless you tried it!  Maybe this price point is too extreme, look around and see if you can find it someplace else.

We may add more items throughout the day as we find deals!  But check out some of these things and get your dancer set for the competition season (and even day to day make up).

Cyber Monday Deals

Cyber Monday is coming quickly.  In fact many deals have already started today!  We have taken the time to comb through some of Amazons Cyber Deals.  Check out what we found below!  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.  Some prices may vary based on Amazon Prime Membership, Coupons and product availability.


Calling All Girls Gifts (ages 5-10)

We spend a lot of time with girls this age as well has have kids and grandkids of our own.  These items while not dance related, sure will put a smile on any young girls face!

1- Beanie with Pom

2 - Instant Camera Pack

3 - Indoor Obstacle Course

4 - Fidget Spinners 

5 - Push Dot Fidget Game 

6 - Washi Tape for Art projects 

7 - Shoe Gems - for your garden shoes 

8 - Girls Strappy Leotard 

9 - Repositionalbe Wall Art

10 - Digital Video Camera for Kids 

11 - Cute Pencil Case 

12 - Scalp Massager 


Technology Ideas

The Deep Tissue Massager is an amazing item for sore muscles.  We have one similar to this on a list laster this week, but couldn't resist this price.  The tripod is great for all those Tik Tok dances and recording their practice videos for the Band App.  Just for fun we have the digital video camera and instant camera pack.  The Roomba, come on who doesn't want one of these items, especially when the price is right!

1 - Deep Tissue Massager 

2 - Tripod with ring light 

3 - Instant Camera Pack 

4 - Digital Video Camera for Kids 

5 - AirPods Pro Silicone Case 

6 - XBOX Just Dance 2022

7 - Roomba 

8 - Cricut Heat Press 

9 - Garment Steamer 


Practice Attire Deals - Adult Sizes

The Cyber Deals are full of adorable strappy sports bras.  Here are our top 6 picks.  Many do come as low as an AXS for some of our younger dancers.  Great prices on some adorable pieces.

Strappy Sports Bra #1

Padded Bra Tank #2 

Padded Sports Bar #3 

Strappy Sports Bra #4 

Supportive Sports Bra #5 

Criss Cross Sports Bra #6 

7 - Raceback Workout Tank 3 pack 

8 - CRZ Yoga Pants 


Calling All Moms

Ok, so this post is for all those Dance Moms!  Send the links to your loved ones to get you some great items for Christmas.

We have some apparel items, jewelry and a few items that we LOVE and think your busy household would love them too!  The Roomba, well make your life easier by setting this up to vacuum while you are gone during the day.  This has been a life changer in both of our households!  Cricut Heat Press - oh yes you Pinterest moms we see you!  You are crafting up a storm and this is a price you cannot beat!  The Garment Steamer is great for those type A personalities.  If you need to have the costumes looking crisp before each competition (we love this) this tool is a great helper.  The Mom Back Pack!  This adorable back pack can store everything you need for competition day.  Not only will you have everything at your fingertips, you will do it in style!  Finally, Food Storage Containers - WHHHAATTT???  Yes, if you haven't organized and labeled your pantry we promise this will not only be a very satisfying project, but it will save you so much time during the week.  Buy items for yourself or send them to your loved ones for great Christmas Gift Ideas.

1- Chunky Knit Sweater

2- Beanie Hat with Pom 

3- Slouch Beanie 

4- Warm Cabin Cozy Crew Socks

5- Lightweight Color Block Sweatshirt 

6- Chunky Hoop Earrings 

7- Roomba 

8- Cricut Heat Press

9- Garment Steamer 

10- Gallon Motivational Water Bottle 

11- Mom Back Pack 

12- Food Storage Containers 

Day 7 – 12 days of shopping – Dance Inspired Toys


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.


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


 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


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


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


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!