Let the Packing Begin- Biggest Ballroom Competition this weekend!

Preparing to pack for the big competition this weekend!  Apparently the biggest one on the East Coast!


Packing List:   Head to Toe   

Competition portion of the trip


Healthy Snacks:

VEGGIES Organic Carrots, celery, hummus, salad, peppers, spinach, grape tomatoes, cucumber, snow peas/sugar snap peas,  

FRUIT Bananas, baby bananas are my favorite, berries, grapes, orange/clementine, Apples, applesauce cups,  Dried Fruit-mango, pineapple, apple rings, banana chips, raisins, cranberry, apricot, 

Seeds etc: pumpkin, sunflower, sunflower butter, roasted chickpeas, 

Healthy granola, granola bars, fruit bars


Dark Chocolate

non allergy cacao energy bites

WATER BOTTLE and put your name on it ! When I was at MIT they had those awesome filtered fountains to save disposable water bottles.  Hopefully this is all around campus especially in a gym.... At Massachusetts Institute of TECHNOLOGY.  LOL. 



Containers and carry:

Suitcase for the hotel

Big bag for the competition: your costume, SHOE bag, anything you need for the day

Small bag WITH NAME ON IT, to keep needed items near you possibly near the dance floor like water/snacks etc

Garment bag, plastic bags, ziplock bags, for misc.....


Head:   Top Down   

  Hair, brushes, combs, pins, hairspray, anything put in hair like rhinestones, hair ties, clips


MIRROR, Toner/Moisturizer/facial oil, foundation, powder, blush, eyebrows, eye-shadow, eyeliner, mascara, lashes, glue, lipstick, brushes, sponges, bronzer, highlighter, concealer, ..... baby wipes, 


Body- Clothing etc for Competition:

 Dress, pants, DANCE SHOES, any special undergarments, shorts,

Deodorant, mouthwash, gum/mints, safety pins, any special tape for clothing or shoes or skin protection, band-aids, HEEL CAPS FOR SHOES, shoe bag labeled with your name, foot powder or foot pain relieving options, moleskin, shoe inserts, shoe brush, hand sanitizer/alcohol

Dark socks, belt, shorts, powder, jewelry 

Sewing kit, SAFETY PINS, scissors, extra hairpins, extra undies, dance pants, bras, something to wear for warmth in between,  double stick tape, 

Water Bottle, Snacks    


SHOES, HEEL CAPS, double stick tape, Shoe brush



Ginger to make your stomach calm, no wonder it's a superfood- only thing that takes care of ALL stomach troubles: nervous stomach, illness, morning sickness, motion sickness, ate-the-wrong-food discomfort...

Pain medicine- anti inflammatory, band aids,  Vitamins, especially C being around so many people and being worn out , antibiotic ointment, 

Inhaler, Tums, Saline Solution (eye saline as well as nose saline,)  cough drops, 

Joint braces, ace bandages...anything to fix the feet after they blister or prevent it


LABEL (Put your name on):

Shoes, Shoe bag, shoe brush, 

Team Jacket, clothing, costume, garment bag

Water Bottle, snacks, main bag, phone?  

Your Charger(s)


For the Hotel:

Extra Underwear, socks, bras, pajamas: top bottom, slippers, comfortable shoes, bathing suit? 

Toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, bath pouf or loofah, lotion, lip balm, skin moisture....

Toothbrush, toothpaste, tongue scraper, floss

Glasses, contact case, contact solution

Deodorant, perfume, essential oils


Tweezers, nail clippers, shaving items, 

Exfoliator, Face masque,  hair thingies, mouthwash/pre-wash, Q-tips, Toner, cotton, 

Bathrobe, coat/fleece/jacket, shoes, slippers, sneakers, sports bras, extra underwear and socks,   air freshener (the more people sharing the space, the more potential odoriferous molecules), notebook, pens, pencils, highlighters, plastic bags (for dirty laundry)  sunglasses, umbrella, workout wear,  hat, heating pad?  manicure scissors?  Nail Polish and remover?    

LIQUID HAND SOAP (because bar soap from the hotel is a nice wet home for bacteria to breed, fine for body, not fine for washing hands from bathroom germs)

Feminine products



Charger (put your name on it, maybe backup data, photos etc before trip)


Camera and batteries and tripod?    Computer, charger, case, external memory, 

Power Strip for hotel... or even venue




AAA Card


Credit Card







Notes from Team Captain:  We want you to 

Have a Positive Attitude

Have Fun

Get Better Each Time