A dancer's footwear is often their most prized possession, whether their chosen dance style is ballet, jazz, tap, Latin,contemporary or street.
Dance Depot stocks a full range of dance footwear, including Dance Depot, Bloch and Capezio shoes so you should be able to find exactly what you need. But if you are buying dance shoes for yourself, or your child, it is important to check a few details. Sometimes the teacher will have a preference for the type of shoe used - depending on the experience of the class and the type of steps that will be taught - or the colour required.
Ballet shoes or slippers are lightweight shoes created specifically for ballet. They are made from leather, canvas or satin, and have flexible soles. Traditionally, women tend to wear pink ballet shoes, and men tend to wear white or black shoes, although these days dancers of both sexes often wear any including tan coloured shoes.
Jazz, rock 'n roll and hip-hop dancers will want a pair of flexible jazz shoes or sneakers that protect the feet. Experienced dancers may have a range of shoes for different routines and dancing surfaces, with different styles, sole types and upper types available. Beginners will need a good, durable pair of shoes.
Tap shoes also come in a range of styles and colours, but regardless of skill level, all tap dancers will require a high-quality pair of shoes. They should offer support, and allow clean, skilful movement without discomfort or pain.
Latin and Ballroom shoes tend to be stylish with a short flared or block heel. Chosen styles will depend greatly on the routine and dance costume. While they may appear similar to fashion heels, ballroom and Latin dance shoes have a better heel placement and are more carefully engineered than fashion heels. Ballroom shoes also provide freedom of movement and support.
Whatever your needs, our range of ballet, jazz, tap, Latin or ballroom dance shoes and sneakers is sure to include something to suit.