It’s the time of year when dancers take flight and escape their normal lives to attend numerous events. It’s really easy to run ourselves ragged over a long weekend and stumble into work feeling seriously swungover. Like clockwork, I used to get a very bad cold either at an event or in the days afterward. In last half year, I’ve been making lifestyle changes to better take care of myself and prevent future injuries. In addition, I've significantly decreased the amount of times I've been sick (fingers crossed). I wanted to share some of the things that I’ve done that have helped prevent sickness, increased my energy, and helped my body run at maximum efficiency during a long dance week or weekend.
There's always a challenge of how much I can fit into my suitcase. Every time I go to an event, I try to pack a carry-on bag and a backpack - no more, no less. Occasionally, I'll bring a bigger bag if the event is more than 5 days long. Given space constraints, how do you create multiple outfits everyday for the numerous activities at a Lindy Hop event?