preparing your belly dance bag with Mariem Gamal artist

1. Leotard, tank top or t-shirt

The main thing, however, you have to remember to take them and provide a spare in case the first one is stained, damaged or impregnated with perspiration (if you have several sessions planned for example).

2. Dance shoes

Half-pointes, even if oriental dance is also practiced barefoot.

3. Tights, pants, shorts or leggings, Skirt.

Depending on the style of each student and what we like to wear when practicing.

4. Warm-up clothing and accessories

To be warm at all times, even more so in winter, it is essential to bring warm-up clothes. They should be easy to put on and take off when needed. We can thus provide leggings, gaiters, a wrap or even a simple t-shirt.

5. Hairbrush, rubber bands, pins, barrettes

You must always provide something to attach them to. Having a clean hairstyle that stays in place is also more comfortable for dancing, it prevents them from interfering in the execution of movements.

It is best to have several elastic bands or spare bun pins, as these little accessories can easily break and get loose during rehearsal. In addition it can also help out a friend in case of need.

6. Water bottle

Staying hydrated is essential when you practice dancing a lot and sometimes you have to go through classes and rehearsals. This will help you withstand the physical exertion and limit any cramps that may appear.

7. Snack / snack

Just as it is important to be well hydrated, you can’t dance well if you don’t have the energy to do it. If we know that we are dancing at the end of the afternoon, for example, we can have a little snack a little earlier to feel good. Slow sugars like cereal bars are a good idea, but you can also take a piece of fruit or nuts depending on your preference.

8. Terry towel

When we dance, we usually sweat a lot. To avoid dripping during class, and feel better afterwards, you can bring a small towel that will allow you to dry off discreetly.

9. Deodorant

To avoid unpleasant odors, he can help out before and after dance class, although this will never replace a good shower after exercise.

10. Plastic bag

Wet clothes can be stored there as well as the towel, which will avoid mixing them with clean clothes.

11. Dressings and plasters

A small intervention kit that can be very useful in the event of a minor injury, but also serve as protection if a blister is forming.

12. The sequined belt

… Without forgetting the dance bag itself: buying a real dance bag is important. With interior pockets provided for accessories, it will allow you to quickly find what you are looking for and no longer waste time rummaging through your things by mixing everything up.