Holiday Giveaway 2018 from The Whole Dancer

Since the start of The Whole Dancer we’ve had a Holiday Giveaway and as The Whole Dancer has grown, so has the giveaway!! This year it’s the biggest yet with prizes from some of our favorite dance brands. You can enter the giveaway through Tuesday, December 18, 2018 and winners will be chosen and notified by the 20th!!

Each of these brands is inspired by The Whole Dancer focus on health, positive mindset and positive body image and they hope to support you in feeling your best as you pursue dance. The giveaway is open to dancers 18 and older (if you’re under 18 a parent can enter for you)!! Good luck! XO, Jess

Scroll to the bottom to enter – note : There are 2 separate entry forms 1 for the girls and one for the guys. Though everyone is welcome to enter both!

Eleve Dancewear

Former Kansas City Ballet Dancer Lisa Choules started making leotards for herself when she wasn’t satisfied with the leotard options available.  Cue the creation of Eleve Dancewear. Ms. Choules creates leotards that fit well, inspire creativity, and make you feel confident stepping into the studio.

Eleve has one of the largest collections of colors, prints (so many floral prints), and mesh fabrics available to create your dream leotard.

  • One follower of The Whole Dancer will win a $100 gift certificate to create their own custom Eleve leotard!!

You can visit their website elevedancewear.com or on Instagram @elevedancewear and @eleveboutique to see all of their Ready-to-Wear and Custom leotard options (as well as skirts).

Taylored Dancewear

The Whole Dancer Inter, Jessie found Taylored Dancewear on Instagram through a friend and she was leotard smitten (it proved that like most dancers she has a leotard addiction). Created in 2016 by Alyssa Taylor, Taylored Dancewear creates leotards with fun unique prints such as rainbows, comic book exclamations (like KAPOW!), elephants, floral, and more. She currently has limited holiday prints of snowmen, peppermint, black lace, and glitter mesh.

Check out this related post :   How to Stay Body Positive in Dance

  • One follower of The Whole Dancer will win a custom leotard from Taylored Dancewear.

You can find Taylored Dancewear on Etsy


or on Instagram @tayloreddancewear.

Deca Design Co.

Dancer Erin Quigley designs gorgeous earrings available on Etsy. Her creations are creative without being over the top and the pair of earrings we’re giving away are the perfect size for auditions.

  • One follower of The Whole Dancer will win a pair of Katie Small Hoops designed to her specifications.

You can find Deca Design Co. on Etsy:


Or on Instagram @decadesignco


In 2017, Pacific Northwest Ballet power couple Lindsi Dec and Karel Cruz created Solu. The goal of Solu is to create dancewear that dancers can feel balanced, work hard, and be positive in. They currently offer five leotard styles, unisex tights, vitality shirt (a scoop neck shirt you can wear three different ways), and a warm-up jacket. You know it’s a smash hit when PNB dancers are showing off their Solu in rehearsal photos and videos on Instagram.

  • One follower of The Whole Dancer will win a Color Block Leotard (pictured above) in the size of their choice.  

You can visit their website at wearsolu.com or on Instagram @wearsolu to see their dancewear options.

Apolla Performance Wear

We are very excited to have Apolla Performance Wear be a part of our giveaway again. Apolla Performance Wear has become the go to sock in the dance world.  The Whole Dancer did a review of their shocks earlier this year: Check it out here!

Apolla Shocks are the only footwear for dancers that provides Arch support, Ankle stability, energy Absorption (our 3 A’s) and our customizable traction. Our targeted compression for key insertion points of the feet help to lift, support, and remove inflammation.”

They now offer five different types of shocks and recently released their legwarmer with compression: the K-Warmer.

  • One follower of The Whole Dancer will win a pair of shocks and a mesh bag from Apolla Performance Wear.
Check out this related post :   Leanna Rinaldi - Healthy Dancer Feature

You can visit their website at apollaperformance.com or on Instagram @apollaperformance to see all of their shock options.


Created in 2002 by Yumiko Takashima, Yumiko Dancewear is the dancewear company that started the customizable leotard sensation. They have boutiques in New York City, Berlin, and Tokyo, as well as a worldwide network of YumiGirls and YumiGuys.

In September, they released two new leotard designs: the Daria and the Zoe, as well as legwarmers. The New York and Berlin boutiques now offer a color bar, samples of every fabric available to create a better leotard customization experience.

  • One follower of The Whole Dancer will win a Yumiko Holiday Collection Leotard in the size of their choice and a Yumiko limited edition Happy Holidays Tote.

You can visit their website at yumiko.com or on Instagram @yumiko

Cloud & Victory

I had the pleasure of connecting with Min of Cloud & Victory for a little interview, check that out here. This opportunity to connect took me from a fan of Cloud & Victory to a die hard. There’s a positive message and some needed levity for the ballet world.

  • Min has graciously provided an “I like big battus” T for one of the winners of our holiday giveaway!!

Find C&V online here : https://www.cloudandvictory.com/ or on instagram @cloudandvictory


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For the giveaway I didn’t want the guys to feel left out. So I got very excited when I found Boys Dance Too. It’s an online dancewear retailer that focuses on menswear. It has several brands such as Body Wrappers, Capezio, M Stevens and more.

  • One giveaway winner will receive their Boys Dance Too Black dance bag. You can follow them on Instagram @boysdancetoo or check out their website www.boysdancetoo.com.

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Holiday Giveaway 2018 from The Whole Dancer

Jess Spinner

Jess is a former professional ballet dancer turned Holistic Health, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Coach for high level dancers. She founded The Whole Dancer in 2015 after identifying a greater need for balance, wellness and support in the dance world. Since The Whole Dancer was founded, Jess has worked with 100's of dancers worldwide at top companies and schools. She has been featured in or written for Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, Pointe Magazine, and Dance Spirit Magazine.

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