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#1 Sparrow



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Posted 22 May 2016 - 06:24 PM

After my class yesterday, which was in an uncomfortably humid and hot studio (thanks Texas), I realized I should probably keep a towel in my bag. Since this isn't an item I typically see on videos on the subject, I'm curious to hear about what everyone keeps on them for classes.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 07:18 PM

In my dance bag I have a small towel, a theraband, a tennis ball, a Mikasa ball, a small container of baby powder, flat ballet slippers, pointe shoes, a bit of rock rosin, a pair of cotton socks, a hair scarf, a package of Kleenex, and a tin of Altoids. 


That pretty much covers all the basics.  Just before I get into the car to go to class, I also add a bottle of cold water.

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 07:14 AM

Lacrosse ball, 2 pairs of flats, pointe shoes, 3 skirts, shorts, extra pair of tights, hand sanitizer, Chapstick, Theraband, mints, almonds, bag with loose powder to coat toe pads, bag of pointe stuff (band aids, sewing tube, scissors, toe pads, spacers, nail file, ribbon, elastic, toe tape), hair pins, deodorant, and a small towel. Kleenex is a good idea though, especially as it gets warmer.

If it is going to be a long day of class I'll bring my travel-sized foam roller in hand. I think I might carry too much -.-

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 10:08 AM

tennis ball, 2 pairs of pointe shoes (at least sometimes 3 pairs if I have a new one to break in, so that I can change after barre). 2 pairs of slippers enough leotard and tight to last me for a week, bottle of water, kleenex, nuts, various warmups (overall, leg warmup, crop tight tops) bobbypins, arnica, socks, foot undeez, skirts, a short, pointe shoes bags (tape, foam tape, big tips with tips cut off (just to protect the knucle,it's been sensitive since a balance beam felt on it while in high school), various toe pad (I used cut off socks, I have various thickness as my feet change depending on how much I have walk in my day at work and depending on the weather) I also have a paire of ouch pouch pro for the days my feet are really really thin (it happen sometimes) and a pair of ouch pouch that as saved life to friends quite a few times (it's been 2 years since I put my feet in them)) and scissors.

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 05:35 PM

A notebook and pen to write down choreography, new skills, and corrections; Grant's Ballet Dictionary and Technical Manual thingermajig for extra clarification and spelling; whatever shoes I need for class; my wallet (which has my punchcard for class); extra hair ties and bobby pins; water; and my MP3 player so I can warm-up before class to my own music if I wish. 

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 05:40 PM

My list:



tennis ball


Deep Blue Rub

PasTense oil


extra bobby pins

hair ties


dental floss (for sewing)


band aids

all needed shoes


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Posted 17 July 2016 - 01:21 PM

Rosin, chalk, tennis ball, portable sewing kit, locket with the faces of my deceased Mom and Dad inside, scissors, hemostat, handheld mirror, makeup, light pink lipstick, carmax, strawberry EOS egg(lip balm), band-aids, blister pads, deordorant, "time of the month" stuff, water bottle, kleenix, make-up removal wipes, hair accessories, breath mints, pointe shoes, ballet flats, back-up tights, short skirt, one-piece swimsuit, notepad and pencil, nutrition bars, small washcloth, hair scrunchie, mole skin, perfume, hairspray, mace (very careful not to get the last three mixed up!), Advil, pointe ribbons, toe pads, fingernail clippers/file, money, elastic straps, tape, and one of those little hand-held Chinese fans that fold-up (I think they're really neat plus, they work wonders when I need to cool myself off.)

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 12:19 AM

Theraband, tennis ball, jacknobbler (a small massage tool), reisstance band loop, leather clippers, canvas slippers, prepared pointe shoes and accessories (clear nail polish, needle and thread, toe tape, ouch pouches/gel pads/toe spacers, bandaids, nail clipper, etc), ballet skirt (chiffon or lycra), warmups, which vary according to the weather (thin dance top + trash bag shorts or pants/booty shorts/sweater tights + legwarmers + thin scarf), water bottle filled with ice water, toiletry kit with extra hairnets, elastics, hairpins, bobbypins, mirror, deoderant, lip gloss, feminine supplies, unscented muscle rub, powder, advil, inhaler), snacks (usually some combination of banana/gummi bears/granola bars/protein bars), wallet & keys, warm up fleece socks, notebook and pen, small towel/face cloth (which I rarely use), kleenex, tiny bottle of lotion, sanitzier. If I have a longer day, I may also pack a second leotard and pair of tights just in case.  :-)

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