Do You Need "12 Days of Christmas" Gift Suggestions?

It's December, which means that it's time to start shopping for Christmas gifts! If you have a young dancer in your life, Sit back, relax, and maybe even sing along the tune of the classic holiday tune 12 Days of Christmas (well at least our version of it.)

On the first day of Christmas, my dance mom gave to me: A couple leotards under the tree.

On the second day of Christmas, my dance mom gave to me: Two pairs of flats and a couple leotards since one was free. 

On the third day of Christmas, my dance mom gave to me: Three pink tights, two pairs of flats and a couple leotards since one was free.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my dance mom gave to me: Four sets of lashes, three pink tights, two pairs of flats and a couple leotards since one was free.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my dance mom gave to me: Five thera-bands, four sets of lashes, three pink tights, two pairs of flats and a couple leotards since one was free.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my dance mom gave to me: Six rhinestones to be slayin', five thera-bands, four sets of lashes, three pink tights, two pairs of flats and a couple leotards since one was free.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my dance mom gave to me: Seven rolls of toe tape, six rhinestones to be slayin', five thera-bands, four sets of lashes, three pink tights, two pairs of flats and a couple leotards since one was free.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my dance mom gave to me: Eight sets of bobby pins, seven rolls of toe tape, six pairs of rhinestones, five thera-bands, four sets of lashes, three pink tights, two pairs of flats and a couple leotards since one was free.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my dance mom gave to me: Nine foam rollers, eight sets of bobby pins, seven rolls of toe tape, six pairs of rhinestones, five thera-bands, four sets of lashes, three pink tights, two pairs of flats and a couple leotards since one was free.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my dance mom gave to me: Ten tops to dance in, nine foam rollers, eight sets of bobby pins, seven rolls of toe tape, six pairs of rhinestones, five thera-bands, four sets of lashes, three pink tights, two pairs of flats and a couple leotards since one was free. 

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my dance mom gave to me: Eleven turn board pros, ten tops to dance in, nine foam rollers, eight sets of bobby pins, seven rolls of toe tape, six pairs of rhinestones, five thera-bands, four sets of lashes, three pink tights, two pairs of flats and a couple leotards since one was free. 

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my dance mom gave to me: Twelve pairs of leggings, eleven turn board pros, ten tops to dance in, nine foam rollers, eight sets of bobby pins, seven rolls of toe tape, six pairs of rhinestones, five thera-bands, four sets of lashes, three pink tights, two pairs of flats and a couple leotards since one was free.

Is there anything on your list this year that wasn't on ours? What do you want to see in your stocking this year?

About the author

Keira Whitaker is a dedicated teacher, performer, and choreographer, who has been dancing for the past 21 years. She recently graduated from the University of California Irvine with a BFA in Dance performance and a minor in English.