Because we care for our dance partners
We dancers bring towels because we want to remove sweat from our heads and bodies out of care for our dance partners.
Dance Towels replace the ordinary towels a with a premium microfiber towel that looks elegant, absorbs more and dries faster.
It's our way to say "thank you" and your way to say "I care for you."
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I really love the pink towel designed by Tanya, that I received yesterday😍 It sits perfectly as a head wrap.
(Alex - Fashion designer - Belarus)
"What a great Idea! And also the packaging is incredibly beautiful"
(Cosma and Tamy - Swing and Boogie teachers - Germany)
"Surprised him and he wore it all day"
(Elizabeth Pascoe - USA)
"Spring has arrived and the savoy is on its head! Thank you Dancetowels!"
(Swing DJ Bunny Donowitz - Italy)
"It works great and looks awesome - fully recommended! Pic after training the Big Apple"
Scientist - Germany)
"The Dancetowel is just
the best towel for hiking! :D"
Shag-Teacher - Italy)
"The other dancers say: "I wish I had one, too every time they see me with it"
"I guess this is what happens when you find another Dance Towel owner at a concert!"
"Your towels are gorgeous! "
With love from Paris.
"Thank you so much. It looks soooooo good"
Laura Thorne - the one who gifted Tom this Dance Towel
"I love this dance towel! Thank you so much! I take it with me wherever I dance. "
Jacob Spinney - LindyHop teacher in Phoenix
"The designs are amazing and the special fabric makes you dry quicker than any desert exposure.
Perfect not only for dancers, but for energetic, sweaty, fat musicians like us, too!"
Max - The Sazerac Swingers
"His x-mas present"
Elizabeth and Andrew Pascoe - USA
"Having a elegant looking scarf that doubles an absorbent towel is kind of the perfect accessory for swing dancing, or, more often in my case, playing swing music. @benediktjockenhofer did such a great job with these, and I highly recommend them."
Jonathan Stout - Jonathan Stout and his Campus five - USA
"I was so happy you can’t imagine.
You are simply amazing!"
- Tanya - Sondre & Tanya - International Boogie Woogie and Lindy Hop instructors, multiple Worldcup Winners
"Kind of the perfect accessory for swing dancing"
- Jonathan Stout - Leader of "Jonathan Stout and his campus five"
"The Dance Towels are fantastic! Great job all around."
- Bobby White - International Lindy Hop and Balboa Instructor, founder of the "Swungover" Blog
"Dance Towels are amazing! I love this project so much!"
- Gosia Aniolkowska - International Shag and Lindy Hop Instructor and creator of the "Shimshag"
"Very elegant and as a follow I prefer not to get wet from my dance partners sweat"
- Claudia Winkler
"The designs are amazing and the special fabric makes you dry quicker than any desert exposure. Perfect not only for dancers, but for energetic, sweaty, fat musicians like us, too!"
- The Sazerac Swingers
"Super soft and absorbant, these Dance Towels."
- Ali Taghavi - International Lindy Hop and dance pedagogy instructor, founder of SwingStep
"Dance Towels have beautiful thoughtful design, super soft fabric and are really practical, too!"
- Joseph Sewell - International Lindy Hop instructor and founder of Swingopedia and Jiveswing
"Love your towels "
- Ellie Damjanovic
"A swanky Dance Towel! Thanks @Dancetowels"
- Jo Hoffberg - International dance instructor and founder of Ilindy.com
Who and why Dance Towels is:
Our goal is to create microfiber towels for dancers and musicians that look so great that they want to bring them to every event to dry their sweat and look great at the same time.
It was when Benedikt (the dancer in the vest in the picture above) was so sweaty one night of dancing, that he dripped drops of sweat onto Annika, who was not too happy about it, that he decided:
- "I need a microfiber towel to dry my head during dance breaks."
So he went to a sports store and found one ... in neon green!
- "Don't you have a prettier one that might fit an elegant evening outfit?"
- "Aehm what? No"
Benedikt looked everywhere, but found no elegant looking microfiber towels that would match elegant, yet even vintage outfits, so he thought:
- "How many do I have to order to have them custom made?"
Turns out... hundreds... and that's how "BJ Dance Towels" was founded!
Now we are a team lead by Benedikt (The one that does everything), Annika (The one that keeps Benedikt sane) and Gosia (Who creates the most awesome designs) that create elegant towels for dancers and musicians all across the world.
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In Depth Review:
You want an in depth 3rd party review on how the Dance Towels feel and perform, here is the blog article by Laura Windley from Lindyshopper
"Fantastic and stylish designs, perfect to add a little class when you’re dancing" [Andrew Hall]
Dance Towels like "The Savoy" Absorb 3x more than a cotton towel of the same weight
The reason why microfiber is so absorbant is that the fiber is not round like cotton, but it has many "pockets" along the length of it that can take moisture way better than any round fiber.
Dries within a few songs because microfiber doesn't hold water.
Of course it all depends on how wet you make the Dance Towel, but overall our tests concluded: A fully soaked Dance Towel like "The Aviator" will usually be completely dry the next morning, so if you are at a festival, you can use it at night, wash it, when you get home and it should be ready to use the next day.
Becomes super soft after the first wash.
When you touch an unwashed Dance Towel like "Tanyas Sweet Secret" , it might still feel a little stiff, but after the first wash it will be soft and kuddely.
The Perfect Present for Dancers
The Dance Towels come in an awesome looking gift box that has 4 dance pairs on it, each representing a different dance style. When giving a gift, the first impression is what's important so we made sure the box is as awesome and iconic as the content.
In our dance schools there are a lot of occasions, where we need a really good present for a dancer. Maybe you need a present for a dance partner or a present for a dance teacher or a present for an organiser that shows appreciation and doesn't break the bank. The Dance Towels are perfect for that. Collect 5€ from 10 ppl in a course and you can gift your dance teacher a custom embroidered Dance Towel.
If you need a bigger present around 150-200€, we recommend you check out our article about Swing Dancing Shoes by Swing dancers here.
Made from 100% recycled bottles
This was very important for us and it actually made it very hard to find a producer and it also doubled our production costs to have the Dance Towels made from recycled bottles. The Dance Towels feel like a very soft fabric, you wouldn't guess it's plastic and you can wear it with pride because you know they reduce the amount of plastic going to waste.
Machinewashable at 60°C to prevent any smell
You surely know It is very important to be able to wash polyester clothing at 60°C because bacteria can thrive on the surface and create bad odors. What you might not know is that most microfiber towels will micro melt and loose their structure and their absoring qualities when washed above 30°C. That's why we went the extra mile and created microfiber towels that you can wash at 60°C/120°F over and over without them loosing their quality.
Antibacterial Fiber Structure
On a microscopic level the microfiber of the Dance Towels is created in a way that it traps bacteria in its fibers, so you will never smear any bacteria onto your face because they are trapped inside the fibers. These bacteria will then be killed and released at 60° in the washing mashine and the Dance Towel will be fresh again.
By Dancers For Dancers
We created the Dance Towels first and foremost for ourselves and we use them basically every day. That's why we created them exactly how we wanted them and we are very sure you will love them, too.
If you want to know more about the people behind the Dance Towels, you can read about us here.
The Dance Towels are for every dance style, Tango, Salsa, Standard and Latin Dance, all partnered dancers will be happy about a less sweaty partner.