Before rehearsals, dancers file into the studio carrying their dance bags loaded with all the things they’ll need. But what’s in those bags? This week, we ask Michele Tobias, “What’s in your dance bag?”
Bag Style: Duffel, with lots of pockets
“Life is Good” Waterbottle
Lyrical Shoes – 3 kinds, multiple pairs of her favorite kind
Ballet Shoes – 1 pink pair, 1 tan pair
Knee Pads – 4 pairs of different kinds… one pair is a mis-matched set from two different pairs where one in each pair failed
Warm-ups – legwarmers, shorts, leggings, and a sweater
Paper Medical Tape
Kleenex Travel Packs
Pens & Pencils
Snacks – granola bars, Luna bars, etc.
Bandaids in a Madagascar Bandaid container
Lavender Baby Powder
Gel Foot Cushions – to use as knee pads
Rubber Bouncy Ball
An update: since the photo for this post was taken, Michele’s dance bag met with an unfortunate “accident” at the paws of her cat. Her dance bag, and some of the contents, were recently replaced.
Michele has danced with the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre since 2009.