How to Pack for Fall Bellydance Conferences

In just two weeks we begin getting ready to jet off to another dance conference! We’re excited. But as we’ve mentioned, there’s a smart way and a wrong way to pack. Our archivist is sharing three key things in her advice on how to pack for raqs sharqi and related events.

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Awesome conferences like Tribal Con and Essence of Bellydance take place in Atlanta

One thing I’ve learned is to roll the clothes gently and lay them down as if they were eggplant rayy in the suitcase. It keeps them from wrinkling for some reason. Also, because the suitcases can get really stale (especially if it’s your favourite one), lay dryer sheets on top of the clothes and in between. About five or six will do.

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Most important, if you are performing or have a bag you need to check and also if you are changing flights, keep at least one important costume, outfit or article of clothing with you in a substantial carry-on bag. Recently, best friend went to Europe and his bag was gone for three days. That’s miserable. Some conferences last three days so how do you function if your costumes and gala dinner attire is a suitcase elsewhere trying to get to you? Airlines aren’t perfect and things get delayed.

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Pack shoes in a thin towel and put them in a plastic bag. Lay them at the bottom of the suitcase and not on top of the clothes. This is to keep them from snagging or getting any unknown articles on your clothes.

This and more tips will be featured on our social pages in the coming months. Please leave us your favourite travel trip tips in the comments section! Safe travels and see you at the show!

-Team MBD

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