A checklist from Pole in Style for those who are competing in a pole dance competition. Use this list to make sure you bring important items with you.
Must have items:
Competition documents – Forms, ID, insurance
Music – Check whether you need it on CD or USB
Grip products – Put your name on them to avoid confusion back stage
Hair styling products & electronics
Accessories and props for your performance
Workout clothes to keep you warm while waiting for your turn
Food and water
Phone, charger and headphones so you can mentally rehearse while waiting
Sewing kits and fashion tape to fix your costume in case something goes wrong
Money in case you need to buy something
Baby wipes and towels to wipe yourself down in case you get sweaty
Slippers to wear backstage
Yoga mat, blocks, rubber bands, foam roller for warm up
Back stage assistant: someone to help you with hair & makeup and provide you with moral support, if allowed by the organizer
Books/magazines/tablets so you have something to do while waiting back stage
Post competition outfit: Some competitions do have an after party afterwards
Makeup remover, especially if you are going to apply a lot of makeup for your performance
A bag to put all your stuff in, preferably with lock on it
Download a printable version of this checklist here.
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