We’ve all been there: searching in vain through an unorganized bag, trying to find a missing shoe or 1 more bobby pin. Throwing everything onto the change room floor, desperately sorting through orphaned socks and miscellaneous debris.
But what if- what if your dance bag was organized? Imagine it: you reach into your bag and find that missing shoe? Or a spare bobby pin is actually where you expect it to be?
We’re going to help you make this dream a reality.
We’ve listed the essentials, as well as the “just in case” items that all dancers should have on hand.
1- Hair Supplies. You know you will need these.
2- Massage Balls & Therapy Supplies
3- Warm Up clothes & Extra Layers. Keep warm during those times when you’re not moving.
4- Ready-to-go Snacks. You need to have snacks that keep well in your bag, and don’t require much preparation.
5- Dance shoes. Obviously, pack for the classes you take. But if you do ballet 5 days a week, you might as well let those slippers (or an extra pair) live in your bag.
Tip: Store each pair of shoes in a zip lock bag. That way the pairs stay together & are easy to find, & delicate fabrics stay in great shape.
6- Toiletries. Sometimes you head to class straight from school, & you just need to freshen up a bit. Fresh breath is especially important when you’re doing partner work, agreed?
7- Miscellaneous. Don’t let a blister ruin your day.
8- Extras. Extra clothes. Extra Snacks. Extra Hair Stuff.
9- Notebook & Pen
10- Ipod/MP3 Player & headphones
We hope this helps you pack the perfect dance bag. Did we miss anything? Comment below to let us know what you would add! Look for our “Performance Bag” edition closer to competition season!