Our Picks for Best Dance Bags
By Rachel Minnie
Besides the leotards, tights, and dance skirts, bags are one of the most important and functional accessories your child will need for dance classes. That’s why we’ve compiled the best of the best dance bags for little dancers. Here they are:
Liberty Bags Small Duffel Bag
This basic bag may not have all the bells and whistles, but at just $7 for a roomy main compartment and detachable and adjustable shoulder strap, it’s a contender. In addition to lots of color choices, this bag is made with 50% recycled material. Win-win!
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Adidas Court Lite Duffel
Bold Adidas graphics and lightweight, this bag has extra zippered pockets for your little stuff in a good-sized bag that goes for about $25. It is ultra sporty and comes in a few color combinations (the light purple is super sweet). Best yet, it’s often on sale. So if you see it selling for higher than $25, check some other websites.
Mackenzie Glitter Ballerina Backpacks
Count on Pottery Barn Kids to design our pick for most functional bag. This durable bag is comfortable to wear and made of water-resistant material. Exterior side pockets hold a water bottle and snacks. If you’re anything like me and have to have coordinating water bottles, Pottery Barn Kids has those as well. There are four different sizes of this bag, but we’ve priced the small at around $35. It is available for personalization for a slightly higher fee, which could be totally worth it when there’s a pile of similar looking bags. This also makes a good school bag and overnight bag if you’re looking for best overall value.
ReActive Small Gym Bag by Vera Bradley
Another pretty option is from the Vera Bradley ReActive collection. It’s another lightweight, water-resistant, durable bag, and it’s made from recycled water bottles. Stretchy interior mesh pockets work well for a water bottle and small items, like hair scrunchies. An additional two zippered pockets on the outside keep you organized. This bag is available in several patterns, around $100 each.
Pardao Ballerina Tutu Bag
This bag has good reviews and looks adorable while costing around $25. Strong canvas and stitching make it a dependable choice. Measuring just 20” by 11”, it’s just the right size for the essentials. The design is sure to be a hit with the kiddos, and the classic colors are easy to match to our leotards.
Rose Gold Dance Bag
This pretty rose gold bag, which is my personal favorite, is plenty roomy and costs only $17. It is lightweight, with multiple compartments. The two shoulder straps are not adjustable or detachable, but are you ready for the best part? It’s washable and dryable! What? I know! Spilled juice? What spilled juice?