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What's in a company dancer's bag?

Updated: Oct 29, 2018

We asked our company dancers to share with us what they keep in their dance bags that helps them get through all their classes.


Rylee - Prodigy Company

Rylee is a member of our prodigy company. Rylee is 12 years old and has been dancing for 6 years. In her dance bag, Rylee keeps her dance shoes and a few other dance essentials. Her dance shoes include a pair of So Danca ballet flats, black Capezio tap shoes, tan Bloch Pulse jazz shoes, and Capezio canvas pirouette contemporary shoes. In her dance bag, Rylee also keeps a pair of arch support braces to help with her sore achilles tendons. She also says that for her it is essential to carry an extra pair of tights and a skirt for ballet along with a hairbrush and some hair ties for any emergencies.



Gabi - Prima Company

Gabi is a member of our Prima dance company. She is 17 years old and has been dancing for 15 years. In her 15 years of dancing, Gabi has discovered all of the essentials she needs to keep in her dance bag to make it through her six dance classes each week. In her dance bag, Gabi has seven pairs of dance shoes including a pair of So Danca ballet flats, black Capezio pedini jazz shoes, black Capezio tap shoes, tan Capezio jazz shoes, tan Capezio toe sandals, and Gaynor Minden pointe shoes. Gabi also keeps a multitude of extra clothes in her bag such as trashbag shorts and a skirt for ballet, black and pink leg warmers, lots of socks, two pairs of pants and an extra top. She also keeps some medical supplies for emergencies such as ankle and knee braces, Icyhot, oragel, band-aids, and Asprin. Gabi keeps some tools to help her stretch such as a theraband and a small roller ball. A small stitch kit for pointe shoe emergencies is a must. One of the most important things that Gabi keeps in her dance bag is her inhaler which she uses for her exercise induced asthma. Gabi's favorite item in her dance bag is her letters of encouragement from fellow dancers/students. She says that these help her to get through class when she is not feeling her best.




Rachel - Principle Company

Rachel is a member of our principle dance company. She is 15 years old and has been dancing for just one year. In her bag, Rachel keeps four pairs of dance shoes including So Danca canvas ballet shoes, black Bloch tap shoes, tan Bloch pulse jazz shoes, and Capezio canvas pirouette contemporary shoes. Rachel also keeps an extra pair of socks along with an extra pair of tights incase hers rip. The most important thing for Rachel to keep in her dance bag is her wrist braces that she uses in her acro class to give her wrists a little extra support.



Isabella - Petit Company

Isabella is member of our Petit Company. She is 10 years old and has been dancing for seven years. In her dance bag, Isabella has four pairs of dance shoes including So Danca ballet flats, black Capezio tap shoes, tan Bloch Pulse jazz shoes, and Capezio canvas pirouette contemporary shoes. She keeps sent absorbers in her dance shoes to help with the smell of her dance bag. Isabella also keeps an extra pair of socks to wear with her tap shoes, and extra bag to hold her half-soles, and a hair brush for any hair emergencies. The final thing that Isabella has in her dance bag is a scent absorber ball to keep her bag always smelling fresh.



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