It's hard to believe but the 2016 Cheerleading and Dance Worlds starts April 23! In less than 24-48 hours you'll be in Orlando, Florida at the most prestigious cheer and dance competition in the world. If you're like most of us life moves too fast and you're just now packing for the big event. The night before you're still doing laundry, making last minute trips to Target and five minutes before you leave you're still stuffing that suitcase to the brim. Possibly you're even sitting on it forcing it to zip! It's overwhelming and you don't want to forget ANYthing. We've talked to coaches, choreographers and competitors and compiled a list of the obvious and not so obvious necessities!
Obvious Items to Bring:
Uniforms in your carry-on (VERY IMPORTANT!)
Your USASF coach's credential
A positive attitude
Laptop & Phone & Headphones
Phone & Computer Chargers
Uniforms in your carry-on (Hmmm - is this important?)
Extra uniform pieces
Hair supplies / Makeup / Eyelash Glue
Can't leave home without your BOW!
A credit card
Speaker system & chargers
Uniforms in your carry-on ( Did we mention this?)
Not So Obvious Items to Bring:
Your official WORLDS backpack so everyone knows you've been there before!
Fanny pack…yes - we said fanny pack. It's acceptable at Disney!
Comfy shoes for Disney
Sunglasses - so the paparazzi don't know you're famous!
A good book or magazine for the plane
Gum to chew on the plane to pop those ears!
Thermos for cold water or coffee
Protein bars or powder
A neck pillow for the plane or bus
Ibuprofen / Advil
Bandaids for blisters from walking so much
Bathing suit for pool parties at the All Star Resort
Lucky undies or sports bra
Rain jacket…Florida weather is unpredictable!
Selfie stick - for all those Instagram posts!
Inflatable seat cushion - save the tush!
Plug strip, outlets are scarce at the venues
A GoPro if you have one!
Exercise bands - gotta stay fit!
Business cards - you never know who you'll meet
A tan! Whether it's a spray tan or a real tan - you're in Florida, gotta fit in!
Room in your suitcase for all your souvenirs
Lastly...room in your heart for all your new friends and life lasting memories...AWWWWWW!