Your dance bag is a personal thing. Everyone has certain items that they feel are vital to carry with them, be it for class or for a tour. When I was dancing, some things I typcially had inside my bag included:
I always carried my bag on my left shoulder, and should have let it air out more often than I did. My bag was ever present, functioning as something other than a mere vehicle to transport my ballet gear. It also served as a seat and even a pillow if I was especially tired (and the rehursals were terribly long). I think one’s bag automatically becomes a bit of an extension of the dancer personna we all craft, and each one is as different as a snowflake when it comes to what is inside. Sure, the basics may be the same, but each dancer carefully packs a few bits of comfort in as well, and you can learn a lot about the dancer by what they carry.
I’d love it if some dancers would ring in and tell me what is in their bag that makes it unique….any takers?
Check out these links as well for more about what dancers carry:
Dance Help – Dance bag essentials
Dance Media Forums – What’s in your dance bag?