It is common for dance teams, troops, and
companies to combine partner dancing and solo
dancing within the same routine. It is dangerous
for women to do jazz jumps and hip hop in
3” Latin heels so many groups use dance
sneakers for these types of routines. Dance
sneakers generally have a gap between the
heel and ball of the shoe to allow dancers
to flex their arch. Because of this gap, it
is easy to sprain your foot while spinning.
It is especially important that these shoes
fit snuggly. Worldtone has a great selection
of dance sneakers.
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These are by far my favorite shoes! Generally
they are black and come in a 1 ½”
chunky heel for women. They look similar to
a man’s International Latin shoe, but
they have small holes for breathe-ability.
I recommend Supadance or International brands
and Latin shoes). These shoes are mostly
bought ballroom and Latin dancers who spend
a lot of time teaching and/or practicing.
I recommend this type of shoe to any female
partner dancer who is itching to get out of
their strappy heels after a few hours. It’s
best to use these shoes in moderation. I always
bring these shoes when I know I will have
a long practice. I’ll wear my Latin
shoes for a couple hours and then switch into
my comfy shoes. Or I may teach in my practice
shoes, if I’m going out dancing later
that night. If I wear pants or jeans to a casual club, I may wear these shoes if I wore my Latin
heels the night before. The key is to keep
you and your partner used to the shoes you
will perform or compete in.