What's in Your Dance Bag?

Dance bags. These can be a dancer's best friend! On breaks, dancers rush to their bags, rummaging through for this or that. What is in our dance bags, is what helps us get through a full day of class, rehearsals, blocking and tech.

So what is the magic inside of these bags?


We set out on a mission to find out what's within these dance bags that dancers absolutely need throughout their days.

Here is what we found that dancers listed as their "Dance Bag Must Haves":

  • All necessary dance shoes
  • Cell phone
  • Athletic tape / Band-Aids
  • Water bottle to stay hydrated
  • iPod / iPad & earphones (for mental rehearsals or quiet, solo stretching
  • A notebook & pens (to jot down feedback)
  • Thera-Bands (for stretching, strengthening)
  • Socks / Legwarmers
  • Lip gloss, powder, mascara
  • Extra leotards and tights
  • Hairspray, Hair ties
  • Toe spacers & ouch pads
  • Safety pins
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra ribbon & elastic
  • Deoderant & hair brush
  • Moleskin
  • Tampons
  • Wallet with ID, cards
  • Healthy snacks (for bursts of energy)
  • Ballet skirt, Jazz pants/shorts, Sweatpants, Cover ups
  • Antibacterial & lotion
  • Vitamins
  • Throat lozenges

And of course, Ballet Shoes & Bobby Pins!

Now for some great news: Since dancers are always on the go, Ballet Shoes & Bobby Pins wants to help you get there! We are giving away a handmade dance bag, designed especially for Ballet Shoes & Bobby Pins by anne b handmade bags!


The bag is made just for dancers. It has one large section for jazz/tap/hip-hop shoes and any cover ups, snacks and hair products! Then it has a giant pocket for pointe shoes, ballet skirts, notebooks and pens. To top it off, it has a small pocket for your wallet, keys, Band-Aids or Starbucks cards!

The Rules to Enter

You can do one of either. NOTE: If you do all 5 steps, you're entered 5 times!

1. Share a photo from our Facebook page, and tell your friends why you love DANCE!
2. Share an Instagram photo, and tell your friends about Ballet Shoes & Bobby Pins!
3. Subscribe to anne b's blog!
4. Follow us on Twitter!
5. Leave a comment on this blog telling us how many steps you completed!

On Saturday, January 19, 2013 Ballet Shoes & Bobby Pins will randomly select a winner - so make your entries fantastic!


P.S. Check out the amazing designer rocking a Ballet Shoes & Bobby Pins T-shirt! Buy your T-shirt today!




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