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Extra Dance Recital Items: Creative Ways to Use Leftover Merchandise

dance recital items

Once you complete your end-of-year show, you may have a few remaining souvenir merchandise items. If you are wondering what to do with them, here are some creative ways we make use of our leftover dance recital items!

Program Books:

  • Distribute A Copy to Advertisers
  • Save Copies to Promote Next Year’s Program
  • Place A Few In the Lobby for Reference
  • Frame the Cover for Display

DVDs

  • Play in Your Lobby
  • Send to Prospective Clients for Reference

Recital-Specific T-Shirts or Clothing

  • Frame and Display in Your Lobby
  • Use As Summer Door Prizes

Bears

  • Replace the Show T-Shirt with a Logo T-Shirt and Include in Auction Baskets/Giveaways
  • Donate to children’s hospitals
  • Donate to preschools
  • Donate to elementary schools

Flowers or Flower Bouquets

  • Donate to a Nursing Home
  • Give extra flowers to your parent volunteers
  • Give flowers to any of the merchants you used for your recital (printers, caterers, venue management staff, etc)

dance recital gift ideas

Chasta Hamilton Calhoun

Chasta is the artistic director and owner of Stage Door Dance Productions in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is also the founder of The Dance Exec, a website and organization that provided resources and training for dance studio owners. The resources from The Dance Exec have a new home on the TutuTix blog, giving dance studio owners an even more in-depth library of free tools and information with which to grow their business. Chasta contributes to the TutuTix blog from time to time, offering her perspective as a studio owner (and TutuTix client!).