1 BAG, 1 PERSONAL ITEM ( personal items include handbags, camera bags, reading material, briefcases, and laptop computers...must fit under the seat in order to not be charged)
INFO ON PACKING: 1) YOU are responsible for getting all of your luggage to your hotel room, so don’t pack more than you can physically handle.
2) Remember the 3-1-1 Rule for Carry ons: 3 ounce bottle or less; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag to put all liquids in; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. IF possible, pack all liquid toiletries in your checked luggage.
3) Luggage CANNOT exceed 50 lbs. or you will be charged extra
WHAT TO BRING REGARDING DANCE:
_____ JAZZ UNIFORM
_____WARM UP JACKET
_____TAN JAZZ SHOES (CLEAN)
_____BLACK JAZZ SHOES
_____4 PAIR TAN DANCE TIGHTS
_____BLACK TIGHTS/SOCKS FOR KICK
_____NO SHOW/NO LINE UNDERWEAR
_____BRAS THAT WORK WITH EACH UNIFORM
_____RHINESTONE HAIR PIECE FOR POM
_____ RHINESTONE HAIR PIECE FOR KICK (2 pieces)
_____HAIRPIECE FOR JAZZ
_____CURVED NEEDLE FOR HAIR
_____COMPETITION EYE SHADOW
_____COMPETITION NEON EYELINER
____ BLACK EYELINER
_____PRACTICE APPAREL & SPORTS BRA (1 PRACTICE)
_____TEAM SLIPPERS (optional)
_____TEAM SHERPA (optional)
_____FAN SHIRT (optional)
_____NEW STATE CHAMPS APPAREL
_____KNEE PADS (optional)
_____TROYETTE GARMENT BAG
_____TROYETTE or LAST YEAR S LULU LEMON BACKPACK OR THIS YEAR'S LULU LEMON BAG
WHAT TO BRING REGARDING EVERYTHING ELSE
_____Outfit for team dinner (casual /dressy/cute-classy not trashy)
_____Outfit for class dinner (style TBD by class)
_____Swim suit cover up
_____Shoes for walking through parks, etc
_____ jeans (optional)
_____Warm clothes/layers in case of cool weather
_____Comfy outfit for plane/bus ride home
_____Shampoo/conditioner (there are dispensers in the showers if you want to skip)
_____Hair dryer (coordinate with roomies...but there is also 1 in the room)
_____Curling irons/straighteners, etc (coordinate with roomies)
_____Driver's license/school ID (those 18 OR OLDER (you can NOT fly without it!)
_____Cell phone & Charger (label your cords, etc)
_____Portable Cell phone charger
_____Room gifts/signs if applicable
_____Bluetooth speaker (co-ordinate with roomies)
_____Food for room (coordinate with roomies)
_____Sister water bottle
_____Essential Oil diffuser
_____Spending money for food, souvenirs, etc. (You have at least 2 sit down meals to pay for)
A FEW THINGS NOT TO WASTE TIME AND SPACE BRINGING:
_____Soda or drinks for the room
_____Duplicates of snack items...there's always a TON left-over.
_____Stuffed animals/blankies (unless you really cannot live without them :)
_____More than one pair of jeans (they take up a lot of space)
_____More than 1 sweatshirt
_____Too much money ...you'll be tempted to spend it, or worse...you could lose it!
_____40 billion of the same thing (shoes that are basically the same, tanks, shorts, t-shirts, etc.)
SOME GOOD ADVICE!
Wear your event lanyards with your park hopper inside pretty much everywhere. You CANNOT get into the competition without your Disney pass/lanyard.
Don't over pack! Remember that whatever you bring, you have to CARRY to and from the room, as well as getting it home...not to mention that you will have EXTRA stuff when you go home!
Don't plan on buying "basics" in Florida (sun tan lotion, etc...EVERYTHING costs twice as much!)
Do make sure all your Troyette stuff and any other important items are labeled. It's easy to mix things up and lose things in the VERY MESSY rooms!
Do return things that you borrow!
Do buy an "All Star" mug....They're pricey (I think like $25) but you can get unlimited soda/coffee/etc! So they are well worth the price!
Don't spend hours on your cell-phone talking to everybody in GB. This is a trip with your team... You're missing "the experience" and not being in the moment! :)
Do get to know some people better...don't constantly hang around with the same people you always hang around with.
Do sleep in the room that you are assigned. No matter what! This is not an option
Do keep track of your money and your park passes/meal tickets/room keys! Take a picture of your park pass info (back side) and text it to Shawna ASAP.
Do keep in touch with your parents, and let them know that you have arrived safely!
Don't just disappear...and don't be late for scheduled practices and meeting times. This makes Shawna NUTS! And then I will be crabby and hold you personally responsible for ruining my good mood!
If you have "taken charge" of Cam you are responsible for returning him safely to Shawna...do not turn over your responsibility to someone else unless approved by Shawna! We CANNOT lose my child in Florida!
Don't cause drama ...We need to be following the golden rule the entire time we are in Florida. If we do that, everyone will be and stay happy. It's that simple :) The goal is a HAPPY, FUN, BEST-EVER TRIP with a bunch of LOVING GIRLS.
Do make sure everybody is INCLUDED...don't be exclusive and cliquey. On the other side, don't wait to be included. Jump in with whatever group is going where you want to go/doing what you want to do.
You may not be alone at any time, for any reason. You may not stay back at the hotel alone...you always need a buddy.
Do get your sleep! Take naps! Sleep deprivations causes crabbiness...which causes drama...which causes crabbiness...which causes drama....Get it?
Do be nice! If you feel yourself getting crabby, go do something fun...and look around and realize you're in Florida...Don't take it for granted!
Do get your room organized the night before competition....There is nothing more stressful than trying to get ready for our very important day in a room that is a giant disaster zone!
Do make sure your room is clean before you check-out...trash in the trash can, drawers cleaned out, everything in its "original" state. You MUST check your room out with Shawna (each roommate present) before you disappear for the day.
Do remember that EVERYTHING you do is a reflection on the Troyettes. Do what is right and don't push the limits. You are expected to behave like young ladies, not boy-crazy, delinquent children. This trip and the freedom you are given is a GIFT...don't do something that causes you to lose it!