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Last Updated on December 8, 2023 by Clement

The Different Types of Dance Shoes You’ll Need For Your Dance Class

Is it your first time buying dance shoes? And this task is stressing you out, because you need dance shoes ready before your first dance class? We understand you! Even though we have been teaching for many years, we do remember the first feeling. The one that you feel in your stomach! A mix of excitement and fear!
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You are probably wondering what type of shoe should I buy? What are the different types? How do I know if they’re good quality?
Well, worry no more!
This blog will answer all these questions and more.We will be discussing the different types of dance shoes you’ll need for your dance class. From Latin dance shoes to jazz shoes, this blog has got you covered! We will also provide tips from our experience as dancers on how to choose the best pair of dance shoes for your needs, as well as tips on how to care for them properly. So don’t wait any longer – Read this blog and start shopping for your new dance shoes today!

What to look for in a good pair of dance shoes ?

Dance shoes heels height and shape varies a lot. To check the quality of a good dance shoes :

  • Check the Suede sole. There should be no dent, and you should be looking at a soft and brand new sole.
  • Check the quality of the Leather or PU Leather. We usually recommend PU Leather, because it will allow the material to sweat less and last longer. However, a good quality leather is also a great alternative
  • Make sure to select a Paire of dance shoes that is tight enough. You want your foot to feel supportive while you dance to avoid any risks of injuries!
  • Finally check the online reviews from the shop you are purchasing! Customer service need to be excellent and quality approved by other dancers!

Types of dance shoes

Dance shoes are an essential part of any dance class, and there are many types you’ll need for your class:

  • pointe,
  • ballet shoes,
  • Jazz shoes,
  • Hip hop shoes and dance sneakers,
  • Latin dance shoes and ballroom shoes
  • Tap shoes,

Latin dance Shoes

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Dancing is a great way to get in shape and have some fun! But it’s also important to have the right shoes for your dance class. Latin dance shoes are the most common type, and they both require different stances and movements. Wether you are learning and dancing bachata, kizomba, salsa, cuban son or any other type of latin dances, you will need some proper latin dance footwear. Make sure to choose the right pair for your class, based on the dance style you’re taking. Some of the most common Latin dance shoes include bachata dance shoes and salsa shoes.
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What to look for in Latin dance shoes?

There is many things you would want to look for, it includes:

  • Ankle support
  • Good quality Material (suede sole and PU Leather)
  • Flexibility and comfort
  • Good Arch Support
  • Quality insole (ours is microfibre)
  • Select your size properly (in inch or cm) – measure from the back of the heel to the longer toe!

The Suede sole should be soft, to be able to spin fast and effortless, avoiding extra traction and friction with the floor.

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Hip hop shoes and Dance sneakers

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For hip-hop dance, you’ll need street shoe or sneakers that have a hard and stiff sole. This type of surface is best for moves like tumbling, hops, and jumps. Make sure the shoe or sneakers has good grip so that you don’t slip during class. Other than the usual Nike and Adidas sneakers , we are actually in love with our dance sneakers CHARLOTTE Dance sneakers . You can Choose between Black Or white. You can also use those sneakers for Latin Dancing, ballroom dancing or jazz!

Jazz shoes

They are special because they’re designed to let dancers move their feet and ankles in all directions, which is why they’re often used in jazz dance and tap dancing. Jazz dance is extremely popular. Jazz Shoes Latin Dance Shoes Australia
They usually have a soft, flexible upper material and a thin sole, which allows the dancer to feel the floor. When you want Jazz dance Shoes, we would recommend to go with the Best quality shoes, and for that, we would go with our amazing Jazz dancing Shoes ANN.  We offer the best quality a very affordable price compare to the other brands.  You could also choose one of Bloch Dance Shoes or Capezio E Series.
A cheaper option, but still one of the best, would be to choose a s.lemon for around $100.
Finally, if you are on a smaller budget, we would recommend our soft sole black jazz shoes for around $60 and you still get a good quality jazz dance shoes!

Ballet Shoes

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Ballet shoes or pointe shoes are specifically designed for ballet, so make sure to get a pair that fits your feet well. They are flexible and comfortable.
Not sure which shoes to get?
We recommend the Ballet shoes Canvas Split Sole Slipper
Another important thing to remember is to break in your new ballet shoes before you start class. They may feel stiff at first, but this will make them more comfortable as you dance. With the right shoes and a bit of practice, you’ll be on your way to achieving great dance moves in no time!

There is two types of shoes for ballet – Canvas and ballet shoes slippers.

What is the difference between Canvas and ballet shoes slippers?

Eclipse Canvas Bloch Canvas ballet shoes are stiffer and more supportive than slipper ballet shoes. Slippers are designed to be soft and flexible so that they can mold to the shape of the dancer’s foot. On the other side, canvas shoes are made to be more supportive and durable. Slipper shoes are generally used for Ballet classes, while canvas shoes are used for performances.
Eclipse canvas from Bloch or S.lemon for a cheaper option

Dance wear and leaotards

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Buying a new pair of dance shoes

When it comes to buying new dance shoes, it’s important to understand the different types of dance shoes available and choose the right pair for your feet. There are ballroom, jazz, tap, salsa, and more, so it’s important to find the right type of dance shoe for your dance class and personal style. Additionally, it’s better if you can try on the shoe before purchasing it in order to ensure a comfortable fit. And lastly, store your dance shoes in a cool and dry place when not in use. With a little bit of preparation and knowledge about the different types of dance shoes, buying a new pair of dance shoes will be a breeze!

Warranty information for dance shoes

Dance shoes can be a costly investment, so it’s important to take care of them. Always check the warranty information on your shoes before purchasing. In the event of a defect, it’s important to take them to the store where you bought them and get a replacement or refund. Dance shoes are usually expensive, so don’t waste money by throwing them away if they start to wear out prematurely. Make sure you have the correct size dance shoes before beginning your class, as you wouldn’t want to suffer any injuries in them. dance shoes are essential for dance class and are a key part of your dancewear.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my dance shoes are too tight or too loose?

To determine if your dance shoes are too tight or loose, try them on and move your feet around in them. If they feel like they’re going to fall off or slip out of your shoes every time you try walking, then the shoe may be too tight. However, if the shoe feels solid and doesn’t feel like it’s going to come off anytime soon, then it’s probably a good fit for you.Overall, we always recommend your pair of Latin dance shoes to be tighter than looser. The fabric will extend slightly, but you need your feet to be held and provide you all the support required to execute your dance move in total freedom and peace of mind! The last thing you will want is an injury!

How can I clean and care for my dance shoes?

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When it comes to dance shoes, it is very important that you clean them after every use. This way, you prevent any dirt, dust, or debris from accumulating and causing damage to the shoes over time. Additionally, to keep your dancers’ feet dry and comfortable during class, spray their shoes with a solution of water and non-toxic dish soap before putting them away. Plus, make sure to polish or wax your dance shoes on a regular basis to help prevent sticking and squeaking noises.

What are some common myths about dancing in heels, and is it actually good for your feet?

There are many myths about dancing in heels, but the truth is that heels actually provide more support to the foot and ankle, while helping you spin better. This is why ballroom and Latin dancers often recommend them. When you wear heels, your center of gravity shifts forward, which gives you better balance and stability. Wearing heels can also help improve your posture when standing or walking.
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