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How to choose shoes for dancing?

Dance is a whole universe. For professional dancers, nothing is more important than dance, and they devote all their free time to it, honing and perfecting their skills. The most important thing for the dancer is the legs. Any even the most trifling injury can end his career and destroy his dream. That is why dancers are simply obliged to minimize all possible risks. For this, first of all, it is necessary to choose dancing shoes with special care.

Dance shoes are made using a special technology, taking into account a number of factors. The most important thing is that the dancer in shoes feel comfortable and can perfectly perform all the elements of the program. The sole of the dance shoes should be thin and flexible. This ensures additional stability when performing various elements. For good dance shoes, the sole is made of natural suede. Such a sole does not slip, while the sensitivity of the foot remains high. In such shoes, the foot can be easily bent and unbent. A foot strap is required. Otherwise, if the shoes hang on the leg, then ankle injuries of varying degrees of difficulty can occur.

The choice of a particular dance shoe depends on the particular type of dance. Those who practice ballroom dancing know that for the standard there is one type of shoe, for the Latin American program – another. Under no circumstances can one type of dance shoe replace another. For classes, you can choose training dance shoes. Dancers call her jazz shoes, or teaching shoes. This shoe withstands long workouts, is also quite stable and provides comfort. But training constantly in these shoes will not work, because for some time before the performance you need to practice in concert shoes to give your feet time to get used to the shoes.

Arriving at the store where dance shoes are sold, remember that the main thing in shoes is convenience. Do not rush to buy the first pair you like, be sure to try it on and see how comfortable you feel in it. At the slightest discomfort, you should abandon this pair. Remember that during the dance the shoes should sit on the foot so naturally that they appear to be an extension of the legs.

Pay particular attention to the heel. Extremely high heels and low soles are not your choice. If you take the first steps in the dance field, then the optimal heel length for you is no higher than 5 cm. One of the main advantages of a good heel is its stability. If the heel staggers, you should not take such shoes.

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