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60 Items Every Dancer Should Own


Congratulations, you are learning to dance! To make your experience more enjoyable and successful, I am going to share with you Items Every Dancer Should Own. These items do not discriminate. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced dancer, owning the proper things are important to your experience as well as others. You’ll see what I mean as the list unfolds (some are gender specific). Bear in mind, certain items you may have to buy, while others I just recommend you use them. See how many items you have!

  • Dance shoes
  • Make-up kit
  • Black slacks
  • Foundation that is a shade darker
  • Bobby pins
  • Bronzer
  • Safety pins
  • Eyelashes
  • Eyelash glue
  • “Got2b Glued” hair spray
  • Hair gel
  • Band-Aids
  • Hair ties
  • Moleskin
  • Dance briefs
  • Pumice stone
  • Rhinestone bracelets/ jewelry
  • KT tape
  • Rhinestone earrings
  • Dresses
  • Practice skirts – long and short
  • Suit – nice coat
  • Mints
  • Double stick tape
  • Gum
  • Spanx
  • Wisp disposable toothbrush
  • Sewing kit
  • Dental Floss/ Gum Picks
  • Shoe brush
  • Mouthwash
  • Baby powder for sticky floors
  • Sweat towel
  • Razor
  • Hand sanitizer
  • E6000 Glue
  • Static Guard
  • Shoe polish
  • Stain remover/Shout wipes
  • Energy drink
  • Deodorant
  • Protein bars
  • Pain reliever
  • Insoles
  • Clothing with stretch
  • Deodorizing Shoe spray
  • Supportive bra
  • Fishnets
  • Fitted or trim fit dress shirts
  • Therabands
  • Nice belt
  • Travel steamer
  • Extra shoelaces
  • Selfie stick
  • Notebook – or device to take notes
  • Lint roller
  • Spotify Playlist
  • Nail glue
  • Headphones
  • Shoe glue

And last, but not least, the most important thing you should own isn’t something you can carry in your handbag. This is something that should be with you at all times, your manners….

“Good manners reflect something from inside- an innate sense of consideration for others and respect for self”

-Emily Post


Make sure to look out for next week’s blog – “The Complete Guide to Ballroom Dance Competitions”. 

Live, Love, Dance, and Enjoy!

-Christy Melgoza

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