BALLROOM DANCE PRACTICE SHOES What’s the difference and what should I buy? One of the most frequent questions I’m asked by my students is about dance shoes. There are so many different types, and they’re so different from everyday street shoes. It’s like a whole new world! Today, we’re going to explore this new world with a focus on practice shoes. What is a practice shoe, anyway? Simply put, a practice shoe can be any type of ballroom shoe that you wear to your lessons or practice. However, some shoes are easier to dance in for long periods of time. For ladies, a practice shoe is often a laced shoe with a shorter Cuban heel. This type of shoe is so comfortable that it can be worn for hours a day -- plus, they can be used for all styles of ballroom dance! That’s why you might see your instructor wearing practice shoes. My personal favorites are these. (There’s no such thing as too much bling!) For men, practice shoes are often just competition shoes. However, shoes made of softer leather or canvas provide a comfortable alternative to shiny patent leather shoes. Why? Patent shoes...
At 11 months old, Damir has been diagnosed with leukemia. His parents, Christina and Dima are Fred Astaire Dance Studio Directors, figuring out how to navigate this difficult time while keeping a sense of normalcy for his 4 year old sister Adelina. We want to support one of our littlest Fred Astaire dancers any way we can, which is why in an effort to support the Turcan family, we are collaborating with SilktoCotton Designs and donating to the cause, from the sales of our products. What you can do... The purchase of any Dress4Dance training attire or any SilktoCotton pillowcase and pajama will contribute to a fund which directly helps the family to pay for his medical care. Head over to the web stores to browse the collections and share this fundraiser with your friends and loved ones. Any purchase will help the Turcan family through these times. Visit us here: Dress4Dance SilktoCotton
We are excited to be back in Texas for the Fred Astaire Inter Regionals at the Margaritaville Resort. Please contact us and let us know if you would like us to bring something special just for you. Please visit us at the competition and let us help you to find that special costume or accessory.
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