Appropriate Gift for a Dance Teacher

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by tango, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. tango

    tango New Member

    During the Christmas season I like to give and make people happy. I tip the paperboy, hair dresser, give money to the poor etc. etc. Does anyone tip or give a gift to their instructor(s) and if so how much is appropriate or what kind of gift is appropriate?
  2. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Hi tango! There are some good gift suggestions under the Dance Gifts thread. And back when I was at a franchised studio with a bunch of teachers, I gave my main teacher a fairly large gift, and everyone else gift cards at Best Buy -- so they could buy a CD or whatever they wanted. That worked out well.
  3. bonz

    bonz New Member

    gifts/tipping for partners/instructors

    I have been taking classes for 3 months. I have a wonderful instuctor and would like to give her a nice and appropriate Chstrimas gift. Any suggestion?
  4. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Hi bonz. Welcome. :D
  5. dTas

    dTas New Member

    welcome Bonz

    music? a CD?

    i don't know where you are so i'm not sure if this applies but...

    does she complain about being cold in the studio? if you are up north somewhere then it is possible that the studio is cold. you could get her some gloves or hand warmers or a nice warm scarf that she could wear during her lesson. nothing so big that its imposing but something stylish but functional.
  6. Purr

    Purr Well-Known Member

    Hi, bonz :D

    Maybe a gift certificate to her favorite restaurant or store?
  7. dTas

    dTas New Member

    a gift certificate is a good idea... how about to a spa or beauty shop?
  8. Freya

    Freya New Member

    How about a small present, something dance related. Just a thought: Maybe a musical box with a dancer on it, something maybe a little bit old fashioned but always nice and romaaaantic...
    I'm an instructor myself. I assure you I would get this :oops: colour on my face.
  9. dTas

    dTas New Member

    but is a romantic gift a good idea?
  10. Another Elizabeth

    Another Elizabeth Active Member

    One year, I got my instructor a gift basket from the Body Shop with their peppermint foot lotion, a pumice stone, and some other foot care items.
  11. MacMoto

    MacMoto New Member

    This thread has reminded me... wasn't Danoo going to get something for his teacher for Christmas (since he missed her birthday by a mile)? Wonder what he's chosen?

    I like Body Shop gift baskets. Well, it doesn't have to be Body Shop -- I like little toiletry gift baskets, either for giving or receiving.
  12. etchuck

    etchuck New Member

    I've given all my dance instructors a dance calendar with pictures of our team. Granted some of the instructors are married to each other, so I hope it wasn't too cheap for me to give them both one gift. :?
  13. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    Welcome to df Bonz. :D

    Couple thoughts... There are many little dance related things that you can get. How well you know your teacher? Or do you know someone who knows her? That person may have a better idea of what to give that is meaningful. You also still have time to chat with your teacher about things and sort of ferret out what she may like...
  14. Swingolder

    Swingolder New Member

    Anything chocolate :D
  15. cocodrilo

    cocodrilo New Member

    Yeah, check out the thread where everyone was giving gift ideas to Danoo.

    I like Body Shop gift baskets, too! I'm still using stuff(mango body wash, yum!) I got from a friend not too long ago! :D
  16. Flat Shoes

    Flat Shoes New Member

    A gift certificate for foot massage. Perfect for dancers. :D
  17. Larinda McRaven

    Larinda McRaven Site Moderator Staff Member

  18. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    :lol:

    ...and welcome to the DF bonz & Freya! :D
  19. DancePoet

    DancePoet New Member

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Now there's a short but exhuberant post! :)
  20. IvyAB

    IvyAB Member

    A gift certificate to Showtime Dance Shoes.

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