General Dance Discussion > Things you have forgotten to bring

Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by DanceMentor, Apr 18, 2017 at 6:35 PM.

  1. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    Am I the only one who has pulled up to the dance studio only to be mortified when I don't have my shoes with me and there is no back up here in the trunk?

    Have you forgotten anything important that you really needed before you had to dance or compete?
  2. newbie

    newbie Well-Known Member

    My shoes. More precisely, I brought two left-foot shoes.
    The mp3 reader with my playlist.
    The keys of the studio.
  3. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    I have a friend who once forgot his shoes at a competition and had to buy a pair there. Thankfully, the worse I've forgotten to bring is a tie.
  4. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    Let's just say there's a reason that I now keep spare tights, hair elastics and a pair of old shoes at the studio... and I once texted pro while he was on his way to the studio to ask him to pick me up a bottle of water, because I forgot mine. And I think there was an occasion a year or so ago when I warmed up wearing his sweater.

    At a comp? Nothing. I obsessively pack... as-in, I have a checklist.
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  5. IndyLady

    IndyLady Well-Known Member

    Ditto. I have packing checklists for various scenarios (travel, dance events) in a spreadsheet so all I have to do is print them out, and it's easy to add items as needed.

    Safety pins is the most critical item I can recall forgetting.
  6. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah. I've done plenty of lessons in socks. A common problem used to be forgetting to bring a spare shirt for Friday night. I keep an extra shirt in the car now.
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  7. raindance

    raindance Well-Known Member

    Checkbook on lesson day at a studio that didn't take credit cards. Oops!
  8. IndyLady

    IndyLady Well-Known Member

    I have to be honest, I don't know how you did that unless they were sticky socks (like for a barre class, or in the hospital). I would have been on my bottom with a cracked skull if I tried to dance in socks.
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  9. Requiem

    Requiem New Member

    I wonder if men's socks are thicker and less slippery on average than women's? I've found my socks to actually have a slightly better grip than my shoes, depending on how worn they are.
  10. scullystwin42

    scullystwin42 Well-Known Member

    I forgot my competition dresses for a competition. It was heart-stopping when I realized it! Fortunately, i only lived 30 minutes away, and I always aim to get there early, so i had enough time to drive back and get them. I now put a reminder to put my dresses in the car THE NIGHT BEFORE. because I am not having that happen again.

    to practice - i always forget hair ties. because those suckers are like bobby pins, you buy a pack, and then suddenly they are all gone.
  11. Loki

    Loki Well-Known Member

    I'm a checklist person (which I now keep on my phone), but now I have to remember to check my list(s).
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