5 Gifts for the Dance Lover

"The Red Shoes"
The British film based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale of the same name.
Whether you're shopping for an aspiring prima ballerina or a semi-professional tango artist, we've got plenty of gift ideas that will have the dance lover in your life strut, swing, and sway with joy.

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The Red Shoes at Zia Record Exchange

Director Martin Scorsese has called this 1948 film one that "plays in [his] heart." And it's easy to understand why. The film tells the story of an aspiring ballerina torn between love and her need to dance -- and it does so in beautiful fantastical color. You can purchase a used copy at Zia for $15.99 or a new one for $30.99. Call ahead to locate a copy or to have it sent to the store closest to you.

Lauren Saria
The Dorrance Theater at Ballet Arizona
Tickets to a Studio Spotlight at Ballet Arizona

There's no need for ballet to be a stuffy, foreign affair. If you're looking for a more casual and intimate experience, get tickets to one of Ballet Arizona's Studio Spotlights. The performances take place at the company's newly built Dorrance Theatre and give a behind-the-scenes look at a show before it opens. The company performs selected scenes from the upcoming show, and attendees participate in a question-and-answer session. Studio Spotlight performances take place now through April and cost $30 for the public.

Location Info


Mesa Arts Center

1 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ

Category: General

Ballet Arizona

2835 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Zia Record Exchange

2510 W. Thunderbird Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Barry's Dancewear

2240 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Abby Bella Dance Studio

10855 N Frank Lloyd Wright, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

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