With your first aid kit and good luck charms already packed, you might think you’re competition ready, but there are a few more important things to drop into your go-bag before you get in the car or head to the airport! Don’t forget these items when you’re preparing to hit the stage.

Your Schedule

You have a busy weekend ahead of you! Make sure you have all of your schedules from the full competition schedule to your individual performance schedules ready to go so you are always in the right place at the right time. (Did you know you can save some space in your bag and get your schedule on the Showstopper App!?)

Safety Pins

Whether you’re pinning on a choker, gathering up extra pointe shoe laces, or trying to make a dancer’s costume fit just a little bit better, you can’t have too many safety pins.

Stretch Bands

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You’re probably using every spare moment for warming up, so make sure you’re warm-up ready. Tuck a stretch band into your bag for when you need to move into tougher stretches before running through routines with your dancers.

E6000 Glue

A rhinestone just fell off your soloist’s leotard! What do you do? Don’t worry. If you have E6000 glue in your bag, you’ll be the superhero of the day, and that rhinestone will never fall off again.

Your Phone Charger

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With dozens of dancers running around, being able to keep track of yours can be difficult. Don’t have to search hundreds of heads because your phone died. Make sure to tuck this essential cord into an easy-access pocket.

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Veronica Good has been with Showstopper Magazine since 2016. When she isn't keeping you updated on the latest trends, she is at home with her many pets or probably playing The Sims 4. Veronica has a BA in English and an MA in writing from Coastal Carolina University. She is also a writer of fiction and poetry, and her work can be found in Archarios, Tempo, and Scapegoat.