Ballroom dancers need a variety of things from their shoes. They must be flexible enough to allow you to perform, they must look good while offering character and speak to your personal style, and when it comes to dance heels, ballroom dancing will really put them to the test.
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Professional Dance Heels
At BurjuShoes.com, we create stylish shoes that are also comfortable and take our cues from the dance world. Our founder, Burju Perez, spent many years as a professional choreographer and dancer, and so her experiences, and those of her dance partners and peers feed into our approach. As such, we have developed a range of products that were engineered to deliver the athletic ability of a dance heel but offer a level of comfort that makes them wearable both on and off the dance floor.
In order to achieve this, we have invested in high-end construction, high-quality leather and employ the leading specialists in the field to ensure that each of our pairs of shoes brings different colors, patterns, and an eye-catching edge, and makes for a versatile and unique product. We want all of our customers to find a pair of shoes that will empower them on the dance floor and allow them to dance without restriction.
What’s more, where you have a preference for the heels that you wear, or the kind of fabric on the sole, or the color and materials, at Burju Shoes, we offer the possibility to customize some of our athletic dancing heels so that you can tailor them to your favored specifications.
Dance Shoe Heels 101
Ballroom shoes should fit you very snuggly and so the process of buying a pair that is just right can take some time. Here at BurjuShoes.com, we can accommodate consultations and customized fittings for those who wish to travel to our showrooms in Methuen, Massachusetts, however, for those further away, it is still possible to customize your shoes without incurring a whole lot of risk. We have a 30-day free returns policy for those living in the United States and our customer care team will endeavor to make sure that you are ultimately 100% satisfied.
New dancers should note that getting used to dance shoes heels is different from getting used to any other kind of shoe. They are designed with flexibility in mind and as such may take a little longer to get used to and break in. In terms of dance heels, the top is wide then narrows into a slightly flared base. Stiletto heels are most commonly seen in Latin dances and will take time to get used to walking in before you ever start to dance in them. Thicker heels with broader bases are available that will allow beginners to get to grips with dancing in heels before they upgrade to a stiletto.
Those who are more practiced in ballroom dancing will obviously consider dance function over the ability to comfortably walk. Where we at BurjuShoes.com are concerned, this need not be a choice you should have to make because we have been innovating how shoes are made to produce premium quality products that give you the best of both worlds.
Master Hip Hop, Street Jazz and Stiletto Dance in Our Professional Dance Heels
Burju Shoes are well known for our amazing array of dance heels, not only for Latin and Ballroom but for hip hop, street jazz and stiletto dance forms. Our professional dance shoes have been designed with comfort in mind and innovative features that will help you to master the most intricate steps and perform to the best of your ability. Made with comfort inner soles and offering a choice of laced and strapped designs to ensure your foot stays firmly in place, our professional dance heels will have you dancing like the stars.
What You Need To Dance in Heels
Take a look at any professional dance show, and you’ll see that most female dancers perform in heels, and not just the low-heeled shoes you often see worn for Latin and Ballroom but heels that can often be 3 inches or more in height. Most dance schools incorporate the art of dancing in heels into the curriculum, as it’s a skill that needs to be learned along with the more technical aspects of dance. Most dancing jobs will require dancers to be able to perform in some kind of heeled shoes, booties or boots, so if you’re planning a career as a professional dancer, it’s an important skill to learn.
Many people ask whether there is a technique for dancing in heels … and the answer is yes. A dancer needs to have good technique combined with strength, alignment and length. While many people think that it’s possible to dance in a pair of street shoes, a pair of professional dance heels will give you the support and balance you need to perform accurately and safely.
But it’s not just all about the feet; to dance well in heels, a dancer must have a strong centre, straight legs and be able to use their core to stand tall. Wearing dance heels shifts the weight to the balls of the feet which means that you need to be able to balance and perform moves with your weight forward. This takes a lot of core strength and energy and, of course, a good pair of professional shoes.
Buy Professional Dance Heels from Burju Shoes
The popularity of dancing in heels shows no sign of slowing and the introduction of dance forms such as stiletto dance which evolved in Europe and the US in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has meant that there’s an even greater demand for well-made, supportive, heeled dancing shoes. And that’s where we can help.
At Burju Shoes you’ll find an extensive selection of heeled shoes and boots that have been specifically designed for dancing stiletto, hip hop and street jazz. They’re perfectly balanced for the kinds of dynamic footwork seen in these dance forms and will give you the support and flexibility you need to perform in safety.
Just like all our women's dance shoes, our heels are made with the utmost care from quality materials and can be customised to meet your needs if required. Choose from buckled and lace-up stilettos, booties, ankle boots and our popular laced over-the-knee boots and give your feet the lift they need. As with all our shoes, they come with Burju satisfaction-guarantee and can be delivered direct to your door throughout the United States or wherever you are in the world.
One of a kind designs
Once you have become accustomed to a stiletto ballroom dance shoe you come to recognize that it offers much more comfort, style and balance to your dance routine. Dance heels will make all the difference to how you look in front of the judges and audience, and so it is worth finding the style and size that best suits you.
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