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What To Bring To A Competition

So you have your first dance competition to get ready for and you know you’re bound to forget something, right? Well here are the most important things that you should make sure to pack.

The Costume

The most important thing to remember is the costumes. Make sure that you have all of your customs and the accessories that go with them together in the same place. This means that any earrings, tights, shoes, and underthings that you might need are all in the same bag as the costume. The costume should be covered with something like a dry cleaners bag to help protect it from any damage. It would also be a good idea to invest in a Glam’r Gear or a Rac N Roll because they can turn into a rack that you can hang your costumes on during the competition.


The Makeup

You are pretty much going to need every last piece of makeup that you can find, but make sure that you have a foundation, loose powder, blush, eyeliner, eyeshadow, fake lashes, eyelash glue, mascara, and last but not least lipstick. Make sure that you get with your dance teacher about the colors and overall look that your part calls for, but it is better to have too many options than too little. Put everything in a makeup bag and you are good to go!

Just make sure you put the makeup bag in your competition bag.



The Hair

Like with makeup you will need more hair products then you think. Make sure you have a brush, hair elastics, a bun maker, hair nets, hairspray, hair gel, a curling rod, and bobby pins… so many bobby pins. It helps if you have a place in your bag dedicated to hair products just so you know where everything is.



The Shoes

Yes, shoes were already mentioned, but it bears repeating. Go through all of your numbers and check off what shoes you will need as you pack them. Then check again that they are in your bag. Then check a third time before you leave the house. Also, think about what you will want to wear on your feet when you are not dancing and make sure you bring that as well. You will want something comfy to travel in.






Rapid Fire Miscellaneous

A sewing kit


A mirror

Extra tights (in every color that you need)

Nail clippers

Nail file


Water/ Gatorade

A cell phone or just something to pass the time with that will entertain you

Money for souvenirs

A warm-up outfit/ something comfortable to wait in

A Camera

A pen or pencil for keeping track of the dance number in the program

A first aid kit


Now that you have a better idea of what you should take to your competition it’s now time to rock the competition.

If you’re still unsure of what to bring check out DancersHaul’s new competition Haul. The haul includes a competition dance bag, one pair of pink tights and a pair of caramel tight, a cosmetic bag, a cute water bottle, and the Dancer Problems kit. 

Dancewear Corner’s Spotlight Dancer Tiana Heaton

Say Hello to our featured dancer Tiana Heaton or @ttdancin as she is known on Instagram. She did a beautiful photo shoot for us with Digital Dreams Photography‘s Norelle Marquez, but we wanted to know more. 


What is your favorite dance class to take?

Ballet is my favorite. I’ve grown to love my ballet classes and appreciate ballet and what it gives a dancer, grace, strength, and discipline.  

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

If I didn’t have to sleep I would go to Disneyland!!   


What’s your favorite piece of dance clothing you own/ owned?

Honeycut!!  It’s true Dancewear that is stylish and you can actually move and dance in every day.  I love my Honeycut leggings they’re a must-have for anyone!!  


What songs have you completely memorized?

New Rules

Sorry not sorry

What lovers do

And one country song with my Mom,

You Broke Up With Me.  


Who’s your go-to band or artist to dance to?

Ariana Grande


Rapid fire This or That Question Time


Dog or cat?



Netflix or YouTube?



Phone Call or Text?



Ice Cream Cone or Snow Cone?

Ice cream


Cake or Pie?



Watching a movie at home or in the theater?



Sneakers or Sandals?



Tablet or Computer?



While watching a movie: Candy or Popcorn?



Pen or Pencil?



I hope everyone enjoyed getting to know Tiana a little better. She is sure to go great places in the future.

Congratulations to the First Kathryn Morgan Scholarship Winner

Kathryn Morgan Scholarship Winner

DanceWear Corner, along with Kathryn Morgan, is pleased to announce the winner of the first Kathryn Morgan Scholarship

Daltrey Schmidt!!


Daltrey wins $1000 to use towards her dance training. We are incredibly honored to be a part of Daltrey’s journey.


Learn more about the Kathryn Morgan Scholarship Winner and an exciting announcement here.

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Watch Daltrey’s Grand Pas Classique here.


We look forward to many more opportunities to share in your dance journey.

Kathryn Morgan Scholarship by DanceWear Corner

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We have an exciting announcement to make! We have teamed up with Kathryn Morgan for an exclusive scholarship furnished by DanceWear Corner.  If you would like to apply for the Kathryn Morgan Scholarship presented by DanceWear Corner, please fill out our form here. One winner will be presented with $1000 to use towards their dance training: either their year-round dance tuition, competition fees, or summer study. The winner will also be featured on Kathryn’s YouTube channel in a video dedicated to them. We are now taking entries until October 29, 2017, so don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! Good luck! Open to all dancers of any age, race, & nationality.

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