Dancing is hard on the feet. Professional dancers understand that not only does dancing require hours of training, it also requires the best footwear and dance shoe accessories that are available to them.
If you or a member of your family is about to embark on a dancing career then don't be tempted to skimp on the choice of footwear.
Heel and toe taps are essential for those studying tap dancing. They are, after all, what makes the tap. The horsehoe heel tap is ideal for those new to dance as the plate can be screwed onto low heel canvas and PVC shoes, and is also broad enough to be attached to Cuban heels.
Slightly more expensive is the teletone toe tap that has to be ordered in an appropriate size to fit the shoe. It comes complete with backing plates, screws and tacks.
One of the most frequently forgotten of the dance and shoe accessories is shoe ribbon. Dance shoe ribbon is broad and flat and is stronger than normal ribbon. Ribbon is used to attach ballet shoes to those performing slightly more advanced manoeuvres for which pumps will not suffice. The ribbon comes in shades of pink and is available in three metre lengths.
Ballet dancing puts strain on the ankles and feet. With this in mind Capezio has designed the Capezio full body Footundeez. This is a sports style support that gives protection to the heel and arch. It has been created from a stretch nylon and spandex mix and has an elastic line for maximum support.
To compliment the foot protection offered by the Footundeez, why not add Runancor knee pads? These are ideal for general practice and as protection for certain dance moves. Make sure that you order the correct size.
Dancers have been wearing ankle warmers long before the Eighties made them a fashion item. Complete with stirrup to prevent them rising ankle warmers are in fact important for keeping ligaments and muscles warm while training or in periods of inactivity such as teaching or competition.
All dance show accessories can be ordered online. Make sure that you are ordering the correct piece of kit for purpose and that you check sized with the guidelines.