Proper Attire for Dance

Hey lovelies! So, you’re wondering what to wear for dance lessons? Look no further, I’ve got you covered!

The quick answer is: non-slip suede-soled shoes and comfy clothes. But we can do better than that! Let me give you the lowdown on what works best for those dance classes and private lessons.

At Social Graces, there’s no need to worry about saving the floor like at some studios. You can start with your street shoes, but trust me, you’ll want to upgrade as you slay those dance moves!

There’s no dress code, but dress to impress! Some people come straight from work in chic corporate casual, others rock their gym gear. But, dressing the part can totally take your dancing to the next level!

Oh My Gosh Becky, Look at Those Shoes.

Dance shoes are essential for both ladies and gents as you advance. They have non-slip suede soles, and a supportive metal shank in the arch, and they’re super light and flexible. It’s all about looking fabulous and feeling comfortable on the dance floor!

Open-toe shoes are perfect for Latin and Rhythm dances, while closed-toe pumps are ideal for Smooth and Standard dances. Ladies, dance shoes come in pumps or sandals with 2- or 3-inch heels. Remember to try different styles and brands for a snug fit that isn’t too tight. Men, your dance shoes come in Latin, Standard, and Practice styles, with the main difference being heel height.

For the gents, black lace-up Oxfords are the go-to choice, with a flat heel for standard/smooth dances and a 1-2 inch heel for Latin dances. has a great selection.

Ladies’ options are endless with styles for every dance category! Basic designs include open- or closed-toe pumps and sandals with heels ranging from 1 to 3 inches. Slim heels make turns a breeze, while flared heels bring the sizzle to Latin dances. New to ballroom dancing? No problem! Start with a closed-toe pump featuring a 2-2.5 inch flared heel and an ankle strap. These versatile shoes are known as standard, court, or modern dance shoes. As you become a dance king or queen, you can add more styles to your collection. Check them out at!

Keep those gorgeous shoes in tip-top condition by not wearing them on the street. And if they need repairs, make sure your local shoemaker knows how to handle dance shoes.

In the end, it’s all about comfort, support, performance, and style. So, get ready to slay the dance floor with the perfect pair of dance shoes! Your instructor at Social Graces can help you find the best options, or you can browse online (Amazon has some great choices!).

Happy dancing! πŸ’•πŸ‘ πŸŽΆ

β€œIt is essential to have good tools, but it is also essential that the tools should be used in the right way.”

-Wallace D. Wattles

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