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Round Dance Tips by Tim Eum—

Shoes

If you round dance regularly, you need to get a pair of shoes that you only use for round dancing. 
Capezio Dance Shoes
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One reason to use an exclusive pair of dance shoes is because you can buy shoes specifically made to dance in that are soft and flexible, padded in the right places, have soles that slide easily, and even adds to your attractive outfits.  Your feet will not get as sore as fast with the right pair of shoes. 

Street shoes invariably pick up pebbles and debris from walking outside. Besides your not wanting to have these on the soles of your dance shoes while dancing, you will help preserve the dance floor by dancing with a clean pair of shoes.  Thus you should carry in your dance shoes, change out of your street shoes and wear only your dance shoes on the dance floor and then change back out of them before your leave. 

For tips on how to select dance shoes and links to companies such as “Glide Shoes” that make them, go to the Beloit College website. 


Tim Eum originally prepared these Tips for
Calls 'n' Cues, (WASCA);
reprinted in the Dixie Round Dance Council
(DRDC) Newsletter, July 2009

 

 


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