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Your Dance Studio Should Participate in Small Business Saturday

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Your Dance Studio Should Participate in Small Business Saturday

The biggest shopping day weekend of the year is fast approaching!   Have an open house with specials to encourage local shoppers to get out and support your small business!  This is the kick-off weekend for what will result in 30% of retailers' sales for 2016!  Small Business Saturday was started in 2010 by American Express as a counterpart to big-box retailers' Black Friday and e-commerce's Cyber Monday as a way to encourage the support of local brick-and-mortar businesses.  Small Business Saturday's sales were up 14% in 2015 and are expected to increase in 2016! Celebrating this shopping holiday can be especially...

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Tips for Personalizing Your Dance Gifts

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Tips for Personalizing Your Dance Gifts

Being in the personalized gift business, we hear these types of questions often: What text should I put on my item(s)? How many words fit or look good on this item? Can I add text to a different place than what is shown on your website? We've compiled a few recommendations to help make your personalized gifts great! What text should I put on my gift? Giving a personalized gift to commemorate a performance or special event is such a special experience.  Just think about it for a minute.  Who doesn't love to see their name in print (or engraved)??  Not only will...

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Product Profile: Ballet Bingo and Nutcracker Ballet Bingo Sets

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Product Profile: Ballet Bingo and Nutcracker Ballet Bingo Sets

Our Bingo Sets were introduced in 2011 in both Ballet and Nutcracker Ballet styles.  We were inspired to make these games when we stood back and looked at the sheer volume of high-quality ballet and Nutcracker Ballet character designs in our catalog.   Ballet Bingo uses 41 original illustrations of ballet positions and terms and includes pronunciation keys to help new dancers understand the (mostly) French terms.  Nutcracker Ballet Bingo uses 48 characters for a fun Holiday-themed game.  They're the perfect games to play at a Nutcracker Tea fundraiser or Ballerina Birthday Party!   These Bingo Sets are also a fun way to...

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Product Profile: Dance Bag Tags & Key Chains

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Product Profile: Dance Bag Tags & Key Chains

We introduced our Dance Bag Tags and Key Chains in 2010 as a unique way for dancers to distinguish their gear from the rest.  They can be used to help keep your dance gear (or any gear!) organized with name and contact information.  Or they can simply be a way to adorn your dance bag or back pack with our original dance-themed artwork.  These items are popular gifts for performances and recitals too! A Little Background When these items were first introduced, we began with a handful of Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Nutcracker Ballet designs.  The following year we added more...

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Our Story

About Us

Ballet Gift Shop, now in its 9th year, is a family-owned and operated company situated at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Centennial, Colorado.  With the goal of helping ballet companies raise money for their performances, Ballet Gift Shop is dedicated to providing dance-inspired gift items at reasonable prices so that ballet companies can truly profit. So, how did all of this get started, anyway?  Michael and Cheryl met in graduate school while pursuing their Master's Degrees in Industrial Design at NC State University. They knew they wanted to start a business together, but doing what?  Freelance design work...

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