I found the following post about what to pack for a summer dance intensive, and it’s written by a fellow Examiner.com (I’m the San Jose Jewish Examiner.com), so I thought I’d post it. Some people might find it helpful.
Julian was given a list of things to bring from American Ballet Theatre, including yoga mats and straps, journals and notebooks, and lots of ballet clothes and shoes. We are miffed at the fact that the list did not include any dance shorts. They can’t wear shorts even for hip hop. (I wish I could be a fly on the wall watching all those ballet kids doing hip hop in jazz pants and footless ballet pants.) As for me, my suitcase is still overflowing. I have to tackle it tomorrow.
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