Dance shoes are for style and comfort, but mostly comfort! There are different
styles of dance shoes for different styles of dance.
Having the right shoes for dance or exercise is very important. If you don't have
the right support in your shoes you will know it because your knees and feet will
start to hurt. If you are dancing for hours at a time you want to be sure that you
get a shoe made especially for dancing. It is best to buy shoes that are especially
made for dancing. These shoes have suede or leather bottoms so that you can
easily pivot and glide across a wood floor. They are also flexible and light.
Ballroom dance shoes
When buying ballroom shoes determine what heel height is right for you. If
you are a beginner start with a 2 inch heel. More advanced dancers wear 3
to 3 1/2 inch heels, and a shoe for Argentine tango could go to 4 1/2 inches
There are different styles of shoes for ballroom, salsa, tango, and swing.
They vary in heel heights, color themes and styles. The best way to know
what kind of shoe to buy is to look at what other dancers are wearing at the
dance your are attending. Like fashion, dance shoes can also change from
year to year.
Dance Sneakers are good to practice in while you are learning to dance, and
usually have a split sole so that you can point your toes and rise up on the
ball of the foot. They also have pivot points on the ball of the foot for easy