5 Gifts for the Dance Lover

Categories: Gift Guides

"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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