As competition season approaches, nerves grow, excitement builds, and stress levels rise. It is important to arrive to a competition calm, excited and most of all, prepared. No matter how many competitions you have attended it is always easy to leave something behind.┬áMany teachers, dancers and dance moms are familiar with the aggravation of a rip in tights and not having a back up pair or suddenly realizing you need something as simple as double sided tape but didn’t think to pack any. We have created a quick checklist of those crucial items, some obvious and some not so obvious, as you pack for the big day.




  • Costumes
  • Extra pair of tights
  • Undergarments
  • Clear deodorant
  • Jewelry
  • Small sewing kit
  • Safety pins (all sizes)
  • Super glue
  • Double sided tape
  • Tide “To-Go” stick
  • Hair spray
  • Hair nets
  • Bobby pins
  • Make up
  • Small first aid kit
  • Hotel essentials (pillow/blankets)
  • Warm-ups
  • Chargers for phone, Ipad, etc.
  • Magazines, books, homework
  • Snacks and drinks


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