New Collaboration with Crafterina: a Dance Education Brand for Everyone (And a GIVEAWAY!)

We always love getting to collaborate with businesses that share the same passion for creating things that are educational, interactive, useful, and fun. That's why we are beyond excited to introduce Crafterina to you and launch an amazing giveaway together!

Not only do we get to bring you a giveaway with a prize package full of some wonderful dance education items that inspire creative movement, but we also get to connect with a new business and share that connection with you!

Keep reading to learn more about the illustrator behind Crafterina. Plus, all the details on the giveaway.


The Story behind Crafterina

Vanessa Salgado is a Professional Dancer and Illustrator based out of New York City and is a graduate of the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University BFA Program at Lincoln Center.

She has taught many young dancers across Manhattan as part of the faculties of the Joffrey Ballet School, School at Steps on Broadway, Ailey School, Ballet Hispanico School, and Broadway Dance Center. She holds a certification from the Dance Education Laboratory, has completed Boston Ballet’s Adaptive Dance Teacher Training and has worked as an Associate for the Education Department at NY City Center.

After teaching children's dance classes for a number of years, she always encountered the same question from parents: what can we practice at home to make my child a better dancer? Her answer: don't practice the classroom exercises at home – instead, expose your child to the arts, encourage them to play, and share with them a love of dance. Eventually, after realizing that parents needed a little help doing just that, Vanessa created Crafterina, a storybook and dance education brand for the whole family.

A few of the resources available on the Crafterina website are:

  • Dance themed Storybooks, Alphabet Books, and Coloring & Craft Books
  • Printable crafts (purchase, download, and print instantly!)
  • Resources for parents, including a dance glossary, and a craft archive.

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Giveaway Details

We are delighted to share an amazing dance themed giveaway with you! The prize package is full of dance education tools, movement props, educational books, games, and teaching tools! Here's what you could win:

The My Ballet Class Coloring & Craft Book is a perfect choice to pair with our creative movement props as it features illustrations of children dancing with scarves and ribbon streamers throughout the book. Both are fantastic dance education teaching tools for adding creative movement into a dance class, story time, or just for fun! 

The Printable Set of Creative Movement Flashcards also pairs beautifully with our Ribbon Streamers and Movement Scarves. Each of these amazing resources helps to spark a child’s imagination and inspires them to dance, perfect for learning and having fun at the same time!

To enter for your chance to win, head on over to the Crafterina Instagram and Bear Paw Creek Instagram. The giveaway ends on October 5th at 11:59 pm CST and is open to the US only. Good luck to everyone! To learn more about Crafterina, visit:

Madison Stephens

Madison Stephens

Madison has been a part of BPC her whole life. As a young child, she and her siblings helped stuff stretchy bands and flip bean bags. Over the last six years she has become even more involved and is now an official BPC employee with the role of seamstress and social media manager. When she’s not working, you’ll find her spending time with family and friends, going on walks with her dog, working with horses, or cooking and baking. Madison feels honored to have the opportunity to work alongside her mom, Janet Stephens, and be involved with the family business.