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A famous and beautiful quote "I am Woman; I bend, I don't break" is reminiscent of everything a woman is.
March 8th is just round the corner and the International Women's Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also emphasizes a call to action to accelerate gender parity.
"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights," says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem.
International Women's Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy, and action - whatever that looks like globally at a local level.
With their spirit, their grace, their strength, and their unique contribution to the world by the role they play in the society have noteworthy achievements in every field. We especially would like to congratulate all women dancers; seen as an epitome of grace and beauty, a woman dancer captures the heart, mind, and soul.
At On 1 Dancewear, we celebrate this special day through a special offer on specially curated products that the women dancers in your life are sure to love.
A dancer's life may seem full of glamour and excitement, but between the physical and scheduling demands of dancing, the lifestyle can be uniquely challenging, too.
There are so many ways to gift the dancer and further foster this love of the performing arts.
From taking an interest in the person, the dancer is, to gifting thoughtful essentials, here are five ways to support your woman friend or loved one living the not-always-glamorous dance life:
To a nondancer, a dancer's daily passion and sometimes obsession with dance can seem strange and difficult to accept at times. Show a dancer you care, by taking a real interest in what the dance life is all about.
Ask questions and be curious. Not only will learning the basics impress, but you'll find you understand your dancer better.
From the audition process to company politics and self-doubt, a dancer's world can be a roller-coaster ride of joys and disappointments. It helps your dancer to know that you're available as a sounding board.
Dancers are athletes as well as artists with stringent eating and exercise habits. Support their commitment to health by gifting them any of these excellent exercises and conditioning equipment.
A balance board is excellent for building ankle and core strength while a flexi stretcher provides an ideal way to improve and strengthen your foot.
Another fantastic gift option in this category is the exercise band which is used to perform exercises that aid in reversing injuries and also used by young dancers in preparation for pointe work.
Private dance classes and frequently used items such as tights, shoes etc are costly essentials for dancers. When a dancer is auditioning or just starting out as a professional dancer, it can be tough to afford these items.
Gift cards to popular online dance stores provide the convenience and donations go a long way in helping to fund their art.
With endless hours of practice, exercise and rehearsals, dancers make acrobatics look easy. All that hard work means that dancers have to be in top shape and be especially vigilant about having any injury, small or big promptly attended to.
According to modern research, dancers can maintain and even prolong their professional careers through the use of regular massage therapy.
A gift of a massage ball or a compact massage kit makes a fabulous self-care gift option.
Dancers frequently tour with ballet companies. And with that, comes a lifestyle involving frequent travel and living out of a suitcase. A favorite for performers is a multi-compartmental bag; a place to keep shoes separate from hair accessories and a small snack will prevent any odors permeating throughout the bag.
Dancers go through a lot of makeup; a canvas cosmetic case not only can keep all this safe but even double up as a tablet cover.
For the little ballerina niece or daughter, an adorable tote bag with crystal embellishments could be a perfect choice.
Bonus tip – insert a beautiful card which has the essential items listed in, and they will thank you for not having forgotten those essential items.
Dance is an exceptional art, and a gift for the woman in your life calls for something just as unique and individualistic. Leave no stone unturned while choosing a gift that celebrates the woman in your life.
If you still feel unsure, we'd be happy to recommend something from our full-service dance and fitness retail store! Contact us on the form below.
Happy Women's day!