Because We Love It!!!
88 Things to bring to a dance competition:
7 Valuable life lessons you learn from being a dancer
The seasoned Competitive Dance mom also carries:
Fabric softener dryer sheet for static control on both costumes and hair – rub it on your dancer’s tights and even hair. Throw them into a smelly pointe shoe or other smelly shoe bag to help with the aroma.
a stapler to hold a seam that was splitting (along with safety pins)
a small screwdriver
Scotch tape can be used as a lint brush, or to remove a shallow splinter in skin (or to help with a costume fix)
sticky Velcro tabs. In black, nude and clear and use them to fix hems, stick belts that are too long in place, keep collars from flapping around etc.
Baby powder for hard-to-get-on costumes when your dancer is sweaty
tagging gun (the one for attaching price tags) in place of safety pins. Tag a shirt to the bottoms so it doesn’t come up during performance, attached epaulets at the shoulders so they didn’t flop and use it for temporary costume adjustments on a too big costume.