For many dance majors across the globe, a typical school day could last up to 12 hours. Since the majority of their coursework is done in class, dance majors are usually at school longer than other students.
With the pressure of passing classes, along with the physical exhaustion of dancing all day, a heavy backpack can be a burden.
Annabrielle Fager, a dance student at Utah Valley University, carries several types of dance shoes, a change of dance clothes, a lunch and all of her books to school every day. She explained that this doesn’t impact her dancing as long as she wears her backpack correctly: high on the back as opposed to low on the back.
However, other dancers (typically older) find it more important to worry about their bodies and will commonly use backpacks that roll.