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What To Pack For Dance Recital

Are you ready for dance recital? Just like packing for a weekend getaway, it takes some thought and planning to have everything you need! As a dancer, teacher, or parent of a dancer, packing the right items before the big day can make all the difference. Whether this is your first time being part of a recital or you've been part of one before – here’s our go-to checklist to ensure you have everything you need.

Let's face it, it happens to the best of us - we get so caught up in double checking everything else that we forget the crucial items that bring the performance together, like your costume and dance shoes. Trust us, having them on your recital checklist will save you unnecessary stress and panic when you reach into your dance bag, and they're not there.  
If you're tired of digging through your dance bag and making a mess just to find the next dancewear you need, a garment bag might just be a lifesaver. Instead of throwing everything into one bag and risk losing something important, a garment bag keeps your dancewear neatly organized in one place.

For those who value minimalism and convenience, we highly recommend the Capezio Dance Garment Duffle. It not only serves as a garment bag for all your dancewear, but also converts into a duffle bag for your accessories. Reducing the need for separate bags and it keeps your dance items in one place.
  • Body Liners
When you're in your costumes, it's important that you look seamless and polished. Body liners help keep your costume looking seamless, offer support, and give you the freedom to switch between costumes if you're unable to use the changing room.
The Capezio Foundation Collection offers different options and styles to fit best with your costume.
Accidental rips in your tights can happen at the worst times, especially when you're rushing around. That's why having an extra pair (or two) on hand is great to help avoid unexpected wardrobe malfunctions. 

Have you ever been denied the use of your rock rosin at a performance venue because of their flooring? Don't stress - there's a solution. With Spray Rosin, you can apply it directly onto your dance shoes and reapply it anywhere, anytime. Now you can focus on your performance without worrying about not being able to use your rosin.

Don't forget to pack your stitch kit if you're going to be on pointe. You never know when you might need to re-stitch something mid-rehearsal or performance.
Having a cover up on hand is a great option to bring. It's quick to wear over your dancewear until you're ready to go. Some even double as a way to warm up your muscles. So while your waiting to perform, you'll be dance ready.
  • Body Glitter
Consider using body glitter to add a little extra sparkle to your performance! Adding a bit of shine will have you feeling like a star, and helps boost your confidence on stage. Just double-check with your dance teacher beforehand to make sure it's allowed. Two of our favorite glitter products are the Covet Spotlight Sparkle Gel and Unicorn Snot.
Staying hydrated is vital while performing. That's why we've got a fantastic selection of water bottles available, so you're sure to find one that matches your unique personality. 

Isn't it the worst when we're in the middle of a performance and something goes wrong with our hair? Maybe a hairnet breaks, a bobby pin might go missing, or hair tie decides to break. That's when your extra hair accessories come in handy to give your dance bun a little extra support.

Let's talk about safety first! We all know accidents can happen anytime, anywhere. You may need a band-aid or some tape, but what if nobody has any to spare? That's why it's important to bring your own supplies and prepare for the unexpected. Having your own first aid kit, will give you peace of mind knowing your covered if something goes wrong. Plus, you might be able to help out a fellow dancer who forgot theirs or ran out. 

Recital season is a big deal for everyone involved. It's the perfect opportunity to show off all your amazing moves and skills. But let's be real - it can also be pretty stressful. That's why it's super important to make sure you've got everything you need packed up in your dance bag and ready to go. If you're not sure where to start, we home our dance bag essentials checklist helps you get started. That way, you'll be able to focus on nailing your performance without stressing out about forgetting something important.
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