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What's In Your Dancebag?

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Molly Johnson

“Food. Running late for Graham class one day, I had to hide a piece of toast under my leg and surreptitiously shove it into my mouth while doing bounces,” says Molly Johnson, of things she needs in her dancebag.

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Duygu Basmaci

“Anti-slip socks. Originally designed for yoga, but they are perfectly comfortable for modern and improvisation classes,” says Duygu Basmaci, student at Ballet Espressivo and creative director of Vivid Design in Toronto.

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Jen Loane Briand

“Giving dancers (especially those who don’t communicate with speech) the ability to make their own music is a special kind of magic,” says Jen Loane Briand, of Halifax Dance, of her dancebag instruments.

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Jade Jager Clark

“Full surround sound and free range of motion while I work out choreography,” says Jager Clark of her Beats wireless headphones, a dancebag essential.

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Anh Nguyen

“The funner the snack, the better the dancing,” says Anh Nguyen, artistic director of HNM Dance Company, of his dancebag-fuel.

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Asha Marshall

“Life is a stage! I have a feeling that I exude more confidence when I’m feeling pretty, put together and polished,” says Edmonton’s Asha Marshall, teacher and founder of the Love Your Movement Corporation and Pique Dance Centre faculty member.

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Karla Etienne

“My day is long – taking class, teaching class, then a run and maybe rehearsal. I always carry extra workout clothes so I can be fresh to start rehearsal,” says Karla Etienne, dancer/teacher/administrator of Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata and the the Nyata Nyata school.

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Jayde Lourdes Lazier

“I always keep a sewing kit on hand in case a strap or ribbon breaks”, says Jayde Lourdes Lazier, student and ballet buff of Orillia Dance Academy.

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Bonnie Kim

“Got a headache or a cut? Need a Kleenex? I’m that gal”, says Bonnie Kim, Toronto teacher and rehearsal director extraordinaire.

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Kathryn Edgett

“Lipstick. In case I’m going to another party after class. There’s always another party!” says Kathryn Edgett, director of the Jazz Dance Centre, of one of her dancebag must-haves.

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Mestre Eclilson de Jesus

“In capoeira, less is more” says capoeira master Mestre Eclilson de Jesus, of what he needs in his dancebag.

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Alain Wong

“Stacy Adams brown dress shoes are my “fancier” shoes with a leather heel for slides and tricks,” says swing dancer Alain Wong of the must-haves in his dancebag.

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Andrea Simpson-Fowler

We asked Andrea Simpson-Fowler, founder of Extremely Moving Youth Society and the Breakdancing Yukon Society, what she carries around in her dancebag.

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Diana Reyes (aka Fly Lady Di)

Ever wonder what’s in his/her dancebag? We started this new feature, What’s In Your Dancebag? in the May/June 2012 issue and our first subject was choreographer, performer and kickass hip hop teacher Fly Lady Di, Diana Reyes.

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