Men's Dance Shoes
|Kenneth Cole - Ballroom Dance Shoe (Tan Snake)||Kenneth Cole - Dance Hall (Brown)||Capezio Latin Oxford - 2" (Black)||Capezio - Tapster (Tan)|
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Wonder what dance shoes this guy wears?
Dang - this guy doesn't need shoes - this video is amazing.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
All About Dance is Having Some Great Sales
In order to make your search for the best dance shoes a great experience, we want to give you updates from time to time on sales we are finding. One site we visit from time to time is All About Dance.
We recently found featured sale items that should be able to help you save money on dance products, including shoes. Here are a few other items they will have for sale for a short time.
Order Today - Only $21.00
(while supplies last)
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Jazz Dance Shoes for Belly Dancing
Looks like she's using this Capezio Jazz Dance Shoe:
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
How to Break In Pointe Ballet Shoes
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Quality Ballroom Dance Shoes
If you want to get started in ballroom dance, or any dance for that matter, you need a good pair of ballroom dance shoes. These are shoes handcrafted by the world’s finest manufacturers in the industry.
Good quality ballroom dance shoes have the following qualities:
- boast of no slip soles
- a metal shank on the arch of the foot for added support
- shoes are lightweight and flexible
- shoes endure even the harshest of dance lessons.
Most likely, parents of dance students are the major purchasers of dance shoes. These students need dependable dance shoes to last them through rigorous years of studying this art form. Some of these shoes can be purchased at a discounted price from dance shoe outlets that also carry a wide selection of dance accessories and dance clothes at the best prices. Capezio dancewear for adults and children are also available in these stores. Men and women, dance individuals, and groups can also purchase great buys from these stores.
Here are a few shoes we recommend:
|Kenneth Cole New York Men's Ballroom Dance (Black/Navy)||Women's Capezio 3" Latina Bronze (Satin) |
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
What are the best Salsa Dance Shoes?
Salsa is one of the most popular forms of ballroom dance. Young and old alike, whether male or female, are fond of this type of dance. However, those who love to salsa need a good pair of
salsa dance shoes to be in best form for dancing. Since these shoes are made especially for this type of dance, serious salsa dancers need salsa shoes to last them during marathon dance sessions.
Discounted pairs of salsa shoes are perfect for beginners of this type of dance. Kids in particular who grow up so fast need a cheap yet good pair of these shoes. For a beginner class, though, special types of dance wear and salsa shoes are not really prerequisites. Students who are starting to learn how to dance can wear just about any comfortable clothes and leather-soled foot wear. For advanced salsa classes that require more spinning, salsa shoes with special soles meant for spinning are a must. Those with thin leather or suede shoes are especially required.
These types of shoes have a great fit unlike other shoes. Worn slightly tighter than regular street shoes, they should have a snug fit but should not pinch nor bind the dancer’s feet. Salsa dancers need to be able to move with ease without hurting the foot. The feet should be in contact with all parts of the shoe. If the foot constantly slips out of the shoes, the dancer cannot maintain her poise and grace. Those with full sole insoles push the heel forward, thus ruining the feet. Loose soles can cause foot blisters that are painful Dancers’ heels should completely fit in the heel cup of the salsa shoes for dancers to maintain good balance.
So go ahead and purchase a good pair of salsa shoes and show off your best form as you put your best foot forward, while dancing what else but salsa.Of the two salsa dance shoes, which do you think would be a better fit?
Let us know what you think?
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Purchasing Dance Shoes
To begin your dance journey, enroll in a dance school to taking up formal dance lessons. Your next very big step will be buying a pair of quality dance shoes.
Typical ballroom dance shoes may have non-slip soles and a metal shank for support on the foot’s arch. They are so lightweight and flexible that you may sometimes forget that you are wearing them.
Some dance shoe stores carry only dance shoes that can be purchased online. These stores have wide selections of handcrafted ballroom and even Latin dance shoes from overseas shoe capitals. Dance shoes can be worn in all types of dance – be it latin, salsa, ballroom, tango, or swing.
Dance lovers who majored in dance are major buyers of dance shoes. Dance majors hone not only their physical skills but also their knowledge of the science, history, and theories surrounding the art of dance. They brace themselves for rigorous dance techniques and choreography classes, long nights of dress rehearsals, and academic classes.
These dance majors can also have careers apart from professional dancing. They can concentrate on other dancing-related fields such as dance education, therapy, and administration. Challenging both their minds and bodies in this demanding art form, those who major in dance need all the help they can get. This is where dance shoes come in. They are the dancers’ best friends with their stylish look, durability, and ease of use.
Students of dance are taught how to express their ideas and emotions through various forms of dance such as modern, jazz, ethnic, folk, and ballet shoes. They learn about positive body image, good nutrition, and methods to prevent injury. They also help in the production of dance concerts, working with costumes, lights, and sound. They may opt to teach dance later on in their careers
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Are dance shoes that important?
What would dancing be without dance shoes? You rarely see a ballroom dancer doing the waltz in tennis shoes. It's not common to see ballerinas in flip flops. Have you ever seen a tap dancer in hiking boots? I didn't think so...
What most dancers forget is there are various types of dancing shoes. Some dances even have different types of dance shoes. For example, clogging uses a jazz oxford shoe with a leather upper. Steel taps are installed on the toe and heels of the shoe. If you used nails to install the taps, you must make sure the nails are long enough to keep the taps stable, but not too long - they can go right up in to the shoe itself. Women also use a jazz oxford or a mary jane style shoe. Each has pros and cons. Try the different stlyes and decide what works for you before purchasing something that's not comfortable.
Folk dance shoes are also difficult to choose. Irish Hard Shoes are awesome; but if you've never used a good pair before, you may be deceived. So, as you can see, choosing the right dance shoes is tough. Sneakers, sandals, flip flops, or shoes with rubber soles, won't work. Proper dance shoes must be comfortable on your feet. Focus on dancing! If your feet are sore, the focus will definitely be shifted.
Buying the right dance shoe must be looked at as an important investment. Shop around. Compare prices. Check out different styles and selection. An important reminder: don’t wear dance shoes outside. You must always put them in a dance bag or carrying case traveling. Taking good care of the leather material will also extend the wear of the dance shoes and make your investment more worthwhile.
Dance shoes have a large impact on the way you perform. Practice in the shoes, break them in. This way you won't be uncomfortable we you go out to perform or compete. With this information, you are now ready to hit the floor and dance the night away!
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Is dancing a legal way to meet your spouse?
Has dancing ever helped you meet someone new? Does the law permit two people to use their dancing shoes as a way to meet one another? The article below is a perfect example of how dancing definitely is a very legal and lawful way to meet your spouse:
Put on your dancing shoes and get on the floor!
"I'd like to find a partner who dances. Do you?" my profile on Match.com asked. My now-husband Drew emailed that he was willing to take lessons, and that was enough for me. Non-dancer Drew’s courage to put himself out on the dance floor and to show in lesson after lesson his amateur status was truly impressive. We took private dance instruction for a year before our wedding, and as a result, got around the dance floor quite gracefully at our reception.
Women are dying to dance. Any man who can ask a woman to dance, then take charge of what happens on the floor and move relatively smoothly to music, has enormous appeal. Fat or skinny, short, tall, or not even close to attractive, even old, old, old, a man who is comfortable on the dance floor has his pick of the ladies.
For whatever the reason, dancing intoxicates. Especially women.
Few men can really dance, and those guys are on the floor constantly. Some men think they can dance and do get up, ask the ladies, and have fun. But at least half the men sit or stand uncomfortably on the sidelines with all the women who wish to be on the dance floor.
We women don't get to dance nearly as much as we'd like to, even the ladies who are good dancers. There aren't enough dancing men to go around. You can almost feel the yearning, the sadness, and the disappointment in those women and between those non-dancing couples. And the non-dancing guys? Pathetic.
I personally know three women close to my age who met their now - spouses on the dance floor, and those ladies were great catches! Gentlemen and ladies, there's a message here.
1. Take lessons and learn how to dance. Leading well takes skill, but if Drew could learn how, so can you.
2. Go to dances.
3. Ask women to dance. Lots of women. They'll love it. Even if you aren't so good, they'll appreciate your efforts.
Dance lessons themselves are good places to meet women, and most dance studios have regular parties for their students to practice what they have learned.
1. Take dancing lessons yourself and learn how to follow. Here I was, 50 years old, thinking I loved to dance, and I had no idea how to do the woman's part! Following takes skill! You have to figure out what your partner has in mind for you to do in a split second, and then actually do it, all while dancing backwards.
2. Buy yourself some real ballroom dancing shoes, maybe with high heels. Believe it or not, those shoes are comfortable. They have to be. Not only do they look very sexy, they stay on your feet!
3. Hang out at dances, too, if you like to dance. Single guys go to dances.If you are connected to a dance studio, other single women will be at their parties as well as the studio instructors and male students, so you will know people. Dance parties are safe and comfortable for single women.
Guys -- nothing enhances as man's romantic marketability more than becoming a decent dancer. Learning to dance is cost efficient and relatively painless. No surgery or blood loss, no sweaty hours at the gym, no personality makeovers needed. Just dance lessons.
What's stopping you? Look up the dance studio nearest you and make that call! You'll become a dancing babe magnet!
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Kathryn_Lord
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Daughter's Ballet Shoes
I was really glad when my daughter told me during her fifth birthday, that she wants to be a ballerina when she grows up. It thrilled me to know that I had a true little girl who is not interested in being a tomboy. I enrolled her into some creative dance classes before going into ballet. I was overjoyed when her instructors told me after the first year, that they thought she would be perfect for beginner ballet lessons.
My daughter and I were so excited that we rushed out to buy the outfits that she would need for her ballet classes. My daughter looked so beautiful in her tights that I was literally I was taking pictures of her every few seconds. Then we began to look for ballet shoes. The salesperson was very helpful, but my daughter didn't like the way that the shoes felt on her feet. I tried to explain to her that ballet shoes were supposed to feel that way. I also told her that she has to wear them if she wanted to take ballet classes. My daughter pouted for a few moments and then finally agreed.
She attended her first ballet class after a week. My little girl was all decked out elegantly in her new outfit, but refused to put the ballet shoes on. I had to plead with her for about 15 minutes before I was able to convince her that she could wear sandals and put her shoes on when we arrived. She packed them in her bag, but then she told me that she would be dancing in her sandals. I just sighed and hoped that her teacher can do a better job of convincing her to wear the ballet shoes.
All of the other girls in her class were running around happily in their outfits when we arrived. My daughter removed her sandals but was content to walk around barefoot. I whispered the issue to her ballet teacher, who agreed to deal with it. She approached my daughter and whispered something in her ear. Before I knew it, the ballet shoes were on my daughter’s feet. I was amazed and pleased when I left the room.
My daughter is now in high school and has gone through several pairs of ballet shoes. She is still determined to chase her dream of being a ballerina in the future. I feel very proud and happy whenever I see her carrying those pink ballet shoes to class. Many of my paychecks have been spent on buying her ballet outfits and shoes. But I can tell you that I have never once complained about a single dollar I spent. I still even have that first pair of tiny shoes for ballet that we purchased. They are now sitting on my dresser, next to a picture of my daughter in her first ballet recital.Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Morgan_Hamilton