Need some ideas for the dancer in your life? Take a look at the following ideas for dancers – from useful gifts such as dancewear, bags, and at-home conditioning or gifts that inspire including tickets for performances or extra training opportunities or gifts that show their DWK studio pride. There’s something for every age, level, and type of dancer.

Tickets to See a Live Performance

We are lucky to live in a time when you can watch dance online anytime but there’s nothing quite the same as attending a live dance or theatre performance. Some of the prominent Winnipeg options include:

DanceWorks Kenora Apparel

Let your dancer or your dance family show their studio pride with DanceWorks Kenora t-shirts, tanks, hoodies, or sweatpants. Take advantage of winter 2019 sale prices on our DWK apparel and check out the limited clearance section in studio. All prices include HST.

  • Youth
    • Charcoal Black T-Shirt (S, M, L) – $20
    • Royal Blue T-Shirt (S, M, L) – $20
    • White Hoodie (S, M, L, XL) – $40
    • Sapphire Hoodie (S, M, L, XL) – $40
    • Black Sweatpants (S, M, L, XL) – $25
  • Adult
    • Berry T-Shirt (XS, S, M, L, XL) – $20
    • Teal T-Shirt (XS, S, M, L, XL) – $20
    • Royal Marble Tank (XS, S, M, L, XL) – $25
    • White Tank (XS, S, M, L, XL) – $25
    • Black Marble Tank (XS, S, M, L) – $25
    • White Hoodie (S, M, L, XL) – $40
    • Grey Hoodie (XS, S) – $50
    • Black Sweatpants (S, M, L, XL) – $25
  • Clearance Section
    • Limited sizes and items – $5 each

Contact or chat with Erin at the studio to purchase.

Dance Accessories & Books

Books or movies about dance, DVDs of live performances, dance accessories, at home training and conditioning equipment, and more. Check out Ms. Erin’s Idea List on Amazon for gift ideas for the dancer in your life.


A dancer can always use another pair of tights, a new bodysuit/leotard, or even a dance bag to hellp them keep their dance gear organized. Not sure what exactly your dancer might need? Give them a gift certificate and let them choose.

Summer Training

Give the gift of summer dance with a DanceWorks Kenora gift certificate or the gift of dance at a summer program outside of Kenora. Dancers age 9+ can greatly benefit from the experience of an outside summer program – they learn from new teachers, in a new environment, and make like-minded friends.

There are many summer intensives and camps for dancers to choose from. Professional level intensives typically require auditions but many programs are open enrollment with placement classes at the start of the camp to group similar level dancers. Examples include the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School’s Dance Intensive or International Music Camp’s Dance Program. If you’re looking for a recommendation for your dancer please ask Ms. Erin.

At Home Training with a CLI Studios Student Account

Want to learn from top choreographers such as Kathryn McCormick, Teddy Forance and Nick Lazzarini? DanceWorks Kenora has partnered with CLI Studios this year to give our students access to take online master classes from world-renowned choreographers. Read more at

This training program is available for current dancers at the Junior or Senior level at DanceWorks Kenora. Cost for access until the end of September 2020 is $50+HST. Contact Erin at for more information or to sign-up.

Gifts we do not recommend you give your dancer…

  • Pointe Shoes
    Dancers must be given approval by their teacher before buying pointe shoes and must go for a personal fitting. Pointe shoes can be damaging if dancers are too young, have not trained properly and do not have the strength and technique required for proper use.
  • Foot Stretcher
    Not necessary to use a foot stretcher to achieve the classical line. Using a foot stretcher can overly stretch ligaments and lead to instability and does nothing to help dancers gain the strength and control to maintain the pointe range.
  • Leg Stretch Bands / Flexistretcher
    Static stretching and forcing your body into a stretch are often the least effective methods of increasing flexibility and can encourage dancers to push past their safe stretch. These can be useful for some but their utility is often limited and dancers can achieve this range and line without this tool as well.

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