Smart drivers never leave on a road trip without an emergency kit and smart tango dancers have their own dance floor kits with small, but crucial necessities.
Things you may want to slip into your dance shoe bag:
Antiseptic wipes & adhesive bandages— to take care of tango wounds when a stiletto heel morphs into a stiletto blade
Mini toothbrush & toothpaste—very useful after dinner
A fan—cool down AND make friends with one of these!
Aspirin (or other pain medication)—if you are prone to headaches
Energy bar—or similar emergency snack food
Safety pin—a safety pin and/or a mini sewing kit for quick clothing fixes
Spare shirt (for gentlemen)—if you’re likely to perspire a great deal
Breath mints—a must for social dancing
A special note about breath mints—a wise tango teacher often tells her students they should always accept the offer of a breath mint because, “You never know why it’s being offered. It could be sharing out of courtesy OR it could be a message. Either way, it’s best to take the mint.”
Dancing as a form of exercise works every muscle group in the body and gives a good aerobic workout without the need for fancy equipment or weights. But that is only one positive of dance. The secret about dancing is that it is the most social type of exercise available!