I am always shocked when a student asks me for a Band-Aid during ballet/pointe class. I ask the student what is in their dance bag and many say they emptied their bag and forgot to put them in. One important rule of a dancer, never clean out your dance bag out!
If you clean out your bag, you'll surely forget important items. I encourage all my girls to have a necessity kit in their dance bag. This is a great idea for moms/dads for holiday and birthday presents. The necessity kit should include the following:
ice pack ( a sponge in a Ziploc bag works well)
bobby pins (there is a difference between the two)
needle and thread
BF powder for blisters
medical tape for toes
extra leotard and tights
any other personal item necessary.
A prepared dancer makes for an efficient artist. The next time your child says she can't clean her dance bag out, remember it's straight from Miss Kathleen's Pointe!