Dancers are constantly on the go, whether to rehearsals, performances, or competitions. Since they often have a lot of specialized equipment, shoes, and outfits, they need bags to transport it all in. Here are some great dance bags that we recommend.
Buying a Dance Bag
Here are some things to consider:
- Size: Dance bags can come in different sizes, depending on how much they have to take with them. For a single rehearsal, they may just need a small duffel bag. For a competition or performance in a different city, they may need something much larger.
- Features: Unlike other athletic bags, dance bags can come with some unique features, such as garment racks. They can also come with shoe compartments and wheels. Keep in mind what all you will need to take with you when purchasing a dance bag.
- Function: Different bags may be more ideal for different situations. You wouldn’t want to take a large suitcase-style bag for a couple of hours at the gym. Keep in mind how much you’ll be traveling or how many outfits you’ll be traveling with before buying a bag.
Best with Garment Rack: Travolution 28″ Wheeled Drop-bottom Duffel With Garment Rack
This dance bag has 28 inches of luggage space and a molded drop-bottom compartment. The extendable garment rack is made from lightweight, durable aluminum that can hold up to 20 pounds and is perfect for those dance costumes you don’t want to wrinkle. It has reinforced EVA side panels for added stability and smooth, corner-mounted wheels.
Travolution® - Original 28” Wheeled Drop-Bottom Duffel with Garment Rack with Grey Trim
This dance bag has 28 inches of luggage space, a molded drop-bottom compartment, and an extendable garment rack.
Best for Travel: DALIX 39″ Garment Bag Cover Suits Dresses Clothing Foldable Shoe Pocket in Purple
The garment bag features one zippered main compartment and two zippered front compartments that can hold shoes and accessories. It is foldable and has two handles for easy carrying. Made from polyester, 39 inches long by 24 inches wide by 4.25 inches deep. It also comes in nine other colors.
DALIX 39" Garment Bag Cover Suits Dresses Clothing Foldable Shoe Pocket in Purple
This garment bag features three compartments for clothes, shoes, and accessories with two handles for easy carrying.
Best with Wheels: Olympia 8 Pocket Rolling Duffel Bag, Hot Pink, 33 inch
This rolling duffel bag is made from heavier, more durable polyester. It has self-repairing zippers and eight pockets for maximum storage. The wheels have a recessed in-line skate, metal ball-bearing wheel system. There is also a retractable handle. For easy portability, look no further than this bag.
Olympia U.S.A. 8 Pocket Rolling Duffel Bag, Hot Pink, 33 inch
This rolling duffel bag features self-repairing zippers, eight pockets, recessed wheels, and a retractable handle.
Best Lightweight: Kilofly Girl’s Ballet Dance Sports Gym Duffel
This small duffel bag measures 18.9 inches long by 7.9 inches wide by 11.4 inches deep and weighs only 1.3 pounds. It features a shoe compartment and has two ventilation holes to prevent odor and mold. It also has an adjustable, removable strap and a waterproof zippered pouch.
kilofly Girl's Ballet Dance Sports Gym Duffel Bag Travel Carry On + Handy Pouch
This small duffel bag features a shoe compartment, an adjustable and removable strap, and a waterproof zippered pouch.