Whether you’re travelling to attend a workshop or planning on attending a dance festival or holiday, it’s essential to pack light, but also not miss a thing! I’ve witnessed several occasions where dancers turn up missing key items and it can really spoil the experience and cause unnecessary stress. The worst situation must undoubtedly be when you travel to take part in a competition or show, and the suitcase you packed it in doesn’t get delivered to the luggage belt when you get off the plane! So just as I always pack one bikini in my hand luggage when travelling on summer holiday, I also pack a lightweight costume in my hand luggage when flying off to attend dance events.
However, one outfit won’t do and I love a list to help me remember to only take the essentials without forgetting anything crucial. Depending on the event you’re attending, the organiser may also provide a list of recommended items to take, such as your own reusable cup and bathing towels and slippers (for communal showers and toilets). Here are examples of what I normally take depending on the duration of the event.
For events lasting several days I pack in addition to the above the following:
What do you have on your essentials packing list? Any I haven’t mentioned above? Do let me know by leaving a comment below. I hope you have a happy, stress free time travelling and dancing this summer 🙂
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