Rainbow dance slippers
I wear these when I am not dancing to keep my feet warm.
Every dancer has a style they like to dance in and mine is Capezio Daisy Full. For demi-pointe shoes I wear Freed.
I always have several in my bag. I like to wear Ainsliewear. This one was made especially for The Shoe Room at Canada’s National Ballet School.
I always keep at least four pairs in tan and pink on hand. I use the convertible kind to make it easier to change from one dance style to another.
I listen to music in between classes to escape and relax.
I use these to strengthen the muscles in my feet and legs – also to work on flexibility.
I always keep a sewing kit on hand in case a strap or ribbon breaks.
I carry this with me to write down things I need to work on or thoughts I have about dance.
Towel and deodorant
To keep a dancer fresh and smelling good.
Jayde Lourdes Lazier was born in Toronto in 2002 and began dancing at the London School of Ballet at age three. She moved to Orillia in 2010 where she currently studies modern, lyrical, jazz and ballet — having just completed her Grade 5 RAD exam — at Orillia Dance Academy. She writes and sings her own music and would one day like to choreograph and start a not-for-profit foundation helping families with the costs of putting their kids in dance. Jayde last appeared in Bengt Jörgen’s rendition of The Nutcracker at the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto. She’ll be attending the Quinte Ballet School of Canada’s summer intensive this July.