The cookies have been eaten and the toys played with. Decorations have been put away and things are returning to normal. There is a new year ahead of you – what better way to start it off than with a fresh return to dance class.
Let’s start with your dance bag. Who knows what’s been living in there for the past few months. Smelly shoes, an old banana, and probably too many bobby pins to count! It’s time to take everything out and throw out anything that looks suspicious or unrecognizable! If your dance bag is washable, throw it in the washing machine. If not, spray it with Febreze or Lysol and let it air out for a day.
After cleaning your dance bag, move on to shoes. Don’t throw your smelly shoes back into your bag! First, check your shoes for wear and tear; and also for fit. If your shoes have holes in them or are getting too tight, it might be time for a new pair. Next, make sure your shoes are clean. Most leather shoes can be wiped with a water dampened cloth. Canvas ballet shoes can be washed in the washing machine and air dried. Just like your dance bag, a little Febreze will help control odor. Now you can return your fresh smelling dance shoes to your clean dance bag!
Now it’s time to take a look at your leotards and tights. If you have been wearing your tights since September, it’s most likely they have some holes or runs. You may have grown over the last few months so you should check the fit on all your dance apparel. If your leotards or tights show wear and tear or are feeling too small it might be time for a new dance outfit.
The last thing to check on is your hair supplies. If you always wear a bun to ballet class, you will want to make sure you have everything you need. Check your hairnets for any holes and make sure your hair elastics haven’t lost their stretch. Bobby pins and snap clips have a habit of growing legs and walking away, so make sure you have a nice supply to get you through the next few months.
Great Job – Now you have covered the basics to start a fresh and fabulous New Year!
This article was written by theDanceShoppe