If you’re new to competition, there will likely be a learning curve when it comes to packing. In this post, we’ve compiled a list of key items that seasoned dance parents might tell a newcomer to bring along.
This style of jazz shoes is one of the most popular when it comes to competition. The high quality leather hugs the foot like a glove and looks great on stage. If your studio doesn’t have a required jazz shoe, opting for this one may give you a leg up on the competition.
Duo Lash Glue
The Duo lash glue is a favourite among dance parents for its long-lasting hold and the ability to dry clear. The glue that comes with lashes may get the job done, but this will take it to another level.
AB or Clear Jewellery
There are almost always requirements for jewellery, so make sure you pick up the correct ones when you’re shopping. Clear jewellery features clear stones that have a silvery twinkle when they’re on stage. AB jewellery features clear stones that have a layer of colour on them that makes these jewels sparkle almost rainbow under the lights.
Butt glue sounds kind of funny but is definitely useful during competition - it’s a roll-on adhesive that keeps costumes from riding up when dancing.
This body/hair spray contains glitter to add extra sparkle on stage. People typically spray it in the hair and sometimes on the limbs as well.
Bring an extra set of lashes just to be safe. If something happens to the first pair, it’s great to have a backup since it can be hard to hide a wonky lash.
Okay, it may have been obvious to bring this one for hair, but did you know it can also be used on the bottoms of shoes to add traction? Some people even use a light layer to set their makeup.
Clear Nail Polish
Clear nail polish or Fray Check come in handy for any last-minute runs in tights. Put a small amount at either end of the run to stop the run from growing.
This all-purpose product can help with any chafing costumes or shoes that are bothering a dancer and flyaway hairs. If you want to really go the extra mile, you can take a tip out of the pageant world and apply a thin layer to the teeth to keep that smile plastered on your face all day - yuck!