What’s in your purse series dance bag

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series purse is from Marta in Poland, who gave us a peek at what’s in her dance bag.  Thank you Marta!

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what's in your purse series

This is a simple messenger bag from GAP and I use it to go to my ballet classes.

Inside you can find a dancer’s essentials.
what's in your dance bag
  • -My ballet flats
  • -My almost dead pointe shoes
  • -Yellow box with Rosin powder in it, it stops the shoe from slipping.
  • -Little metal box with hairpins, bobby pins, hair nets, and hair bands in it.
  • Tape and more tape for my toes.
  • Liquid bandaje, for open blisters. It STINGS like hell.
  • Toe pads and any other type of pads that could protect my feet.
  • Scissors…I don’t really know whey are there.
  • Hair spray, a dancer’s must.
  • Baby powder, I put some in my toe pads after every class so they don’t get smelly.
  • Lip balm…I am a lip balm freak and I need to have lip balm with me ALWAYS.
  • A hairband.
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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Isabel @alphamom :

    Brava, Marta! That’s one pretty tidy bag for a ballerina.

  2. Emily :

    Very tidy and interesting. :)

  3. Ann Anderson :

    Mu daughter just enrolled in ballet school so this is a great gift idea. I glimpsed a shopping deal on a similar dancer bag at http://www.jummpin.com