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Celebrate International Dance Day with The Royal Opera House

April 24, 2024 4 min read

Celebrate International Dance Day with The Royal Opera House

Happy International Dance Day!

We celebrate International Dance Day on 29th April every year, and this year is no exception. This year marks the 42nd anniversary of the event, started in 1982 to commemorate the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, a legendary French dancer and the man known as the ‘father’ of modern ballet.

Today, International Dance Day is about encouraging people of all ages and abilities to get involved in dance. We’ve curated a bespoke range of ballet clothing and collectibles perfect for celebrating the art form’s history or helping you to take your own first steps into dance. Drawing on the world class talent of the Royal Ballet for inspiration, you’ll find practical and stylist must-haves for any dancer in the Royal Opera House’s shop, as well as exclusive accessories perfect for completing your balletcore look.






Royal Ballet Training Bag- £45.00


Keep your dance gear organised in this sleek cotton training bag. Embossed with the iconic Royal Ballet logo, this handy shoulder bag is designed with dancers in mind; a stylish solution to keeping your gear organised that effortlessly showcases your passion for dance and a love for The Royal Ballet.

With a sturdy shoulder strap, two pockets and a spacious interior, first-timers and professionals alike will find this bag is a comfortable solution for carrying your shoes and outfits between home, the studio and the stage.

"The quality and design are superb!"

"Spacious yet not overly large, has 2 practical pockets, and is quite elegant in its appearance. Perfect for all kinds of training, not just dance."




Royal Ballet Leg Warmers-£58.00


Leg warmers aren’t just for the winter months. For dancers of any experience level, keeping your leg muscles warm is an important and necessary part of staying flexible and in top condition. Made from 100% Scottish lamb’s wool, these legwarmers are sustainably made in Scotland from natural yarns, so they are sure to do the job.  They’re an ideal gift for dancers young and old.

With a choice of four colours—grey, pink, purple and blue—they’re a perfect compliment to your training outfit, whether you prefer a bright and lively or soft and elegant palette. Outside of the dance studio, no balletcore look is complete without them; they’re the perfect practical accessory for 2024’s defining style trend.

"These are thigh covering, pure wool, in gorgeous colours and exquisitely well made. They are warm and perfect for sliding over my tights for cold morning yoga practice!"  




Royal Ballet T Shirts- From £15.00


Wear your passion for ballet and dance with these sleek and stylish Royal Ballet t-shirts, inspired by the most iconic London dance company. Lovers of the art of dance will savour in the quiet luxury of a comfortable, versatile way to bring a touch of ballet to your casual, athleisure or dancewear outfits.

A perfect souvenir to commemorate your visit to The Royal Ballet’s Covent Garden home, these cotton jersey tees are available in a range of adults sizes and an excellent choice of elegant colours.




Dance Books- From £7.99


Get your children reading this International Dance Day with charming choices from our selection of books for young readers!

Co-written by our exceptional Principal Dancer Yasmine Naghdi, books from the Ballet Besties  series are motivating stories of fun, friendship and performance, bound to bring the joy of dance to readers age 7-9.

Books can be a wonderful way of introducing your children or grandchildren to dance. Teach them to share in your love for the art form with inspirational titles such as Ballet Kids, The Magic Book of Ballet and A Very Young Person’s Guide to Ballet Music. They could be the spark of a life-long passion!




Moments With:

Discover insider secrets and inspiring stories from world of ballet through the titles featured in our Royal Ballet Principals collection. Stunning photography meets intimate anecdotes in Moments with Marianela by Marianela Nuñez. Rare insights from backstage are revealed in From Small Steps to Big Leaps by Vadim Muntagirov. Powerful moments from the career of a unique talent fill the pages of A Different Dance Book by Edward Watson. Immerse yourself in a history of talent this International Dance Day, or let their memoirs inspire you as you start your own dance journey.




Swan Lake Necklace- £28.00


The elegance of The Royal Ballet is given form in our collection of exquisite jewellery, inspired by the talented performers at the Royal Opera House. Perfect for glamorous special occasions or adding a thoughtful touch of style to your everyday outfits, our carefully curated pieces are sourced from skilled makers who share the attention to detail of our world-class dance company.

In our collection you’ll find individual pieces inspired by the Royal Ballet’s repertory. The stunning Swan Lake necklace exudes a subtle yet beautiful grace, whereas our pointe shoe-inspired design lets you wear a tasteful touch of the ballet guaranteed to elevate your style.




Royal Ballet Prints- From £25.00 for Print on Demand.


Bring the beauty of the ballet home with a piece from of our range of exclusive prints. Our collection of archival poster designs are a perfect way to celebrate the history of the art of dance this International Dance Day. With timeless designs spanning productions from 1946 to the present, this eye-catching collection features posters that will compliment any room, be it smart and elegant or sharp and modern; a reflection of the ever-evolving repertory of the Royal Ballet.

You’ll also find a nostalgic selection of iconic images of dance legends. Stunning talents that have graced our stage, such as Darcey Bussell and Marianela Nuñez,  are captured at their most elegant in these framed replica photographs. Guests are bound to notice these tasteful shots, the ideal way to showcase your love for dance in your home.