Made to Move

What’s in Your Dance Bag, Michele Tobias?

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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

This is just some of the stuff Michele keeps in her bag.  Yes, she usually has whatever you forgot and she's willing to share.

This is just some of the stuff Michele keeps in her bag. Yes, she usually has whatever you forgot and she’s willing to share.

Contents:

“Life is Good” Waterbottle
Notebook
Dancewear Catalogs
Measuring Tape
Jazz Shoes
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
Small Towel
Ankle Brace
Paper Medical Tape
Hairspray
Bobby Pins
Kleenex Travel Packs
Pens & Pencils
Snacks – granola bars, Luna bars, etc.
Bandaids in a Madagascar Bandaid container
Folding Scissors
Advil
Moleskin
Lavender Baby Powder
Gel Foot Cushions – to use as knee pads
Tennis Ball
Rubber Bouncy Ball
Safety Pins
Asthma Meds

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.

More “What’s In Your Dance Bag” posts.

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