October 24, 2023
SAB Holiday Gift Guide
‘Tis the season for gifting and as such we’ve compiled our very own list of perfect gifts for ballet lovers and SAB fans of all ages. From tickets to SAB-branded merchandise, innovative accessories to insightful online courses, you’re sure to find the perfect gift… even if it’s just a gift to yourself!
SAB Official Gear
Ideal for any SAB student, alumni, supporter or fan, we have a large selection of clothes and accessories in the SAB online store. Whether you want to gift one of our cozy sweatshirts to a seasoned dancer or perhaps a branded onesie for a future ballet star, there is something for everyone!
The gift of New York City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®
City Ballet is back and with it a cherished holiday tradition – George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®! If you’re looking for a gift for a New York local or someone who will be in the city for the holidays, a ticket to see this magical production in person is sure to delight. But even if your recipient can’t make it to the Big Apple, you can still gift them a beautiful Livestream of a recent performance on Marquee TV! Both options feature students from the School of American Ballet in the performances, and when it comes to a holiday crowd-pleaser, this ballet is hard to beat!
Upcycled Pointe Shoe Accessories from Petit Pas
Petit Pas’ line of accessories are made from the leather and satin from dead pointe shoes, which get deconstructed and sanitized before they are reworked into bracelets, mini hairpin purses and more. SAB provides Petit Pas with all their used shoes, and this stylish initiative has diverted over 400 shoes from landfills! A portion of all proceeds go directly to SAB’s Pointe Shoe Fund, helping us continue to provide shoes to our students at a much more affordable cost. So, with this innovative gift you can help reduce waste, support the needs of our SAB students and gift a bit of ballet style that’s truly “on pointe!”
For a limited time, Petit Pas is giving all friends of SAB 25% off all merchandise with the code SAB2021.
The Ballet Connoisseurship Full Collection On Demand
This final gift suggestion is for ballet fans who want to take their knowledge of the art form to the next level. Each Ballet Connoisseurship course features candid conversations with ballet legends, rising stars, choreographers, historians, filmmakers, and more. Coupled with exclusive footage and imagery, each session will give you new insights into the history of your favorite ballets and first-person accounts on the process from rehearsals to performances. And the best part, you can purchase all 20 courses for just $100 this December!
We hope you enjoy these SAB-themed gift ideas. Happy shopping!