Upon request some info regarding dance shoes.
Ballroom dance shoes are made of leather or satin, with a very flexible suede sole and a Cuban (1"-1.5") - male and unisex training shoes, Slim or Flare heel (2",2.5",3") (female shoes).
Shoes for Latin and Standard are different for both males and females and you cannot really use one for the other. Latin shoes are more versatile than standard shoes; in other words, if really necessary, you can use latin shoes for salsa and Argentine tango (kind of) and standard are really just for standard.
There are also kinds called "social shoes" and they are more suitable for social dancing, both standard and latin. They are normally of a lesser quality than specific style shoes and are also cheaper. For our own dancing, we do not use social shoes. For yourselves, we would also not advise it, since it's in that case neither for Latin nor for Standard - a kind of a 2-in-1 = 0 scenario.
Guys, latin/standard shoes you buy should fit snug, but you can buy them in your normal size.
Girls, if you go for ballroom shoes you can have a regular fit, so comparable to your regular shoe size, but for latin open toe shoes - you might need to order 0.5 - 1 size smaller than your regular size, because your toes need to slightly "hang" out of the shoe so you have a good connection with the floor. Check the size guide for more info: http://www.dancelife.nl/page/sizechart
ORDER DANCELIFE SHOES WITH 40% DISCOUNT
We are exclusively sponsored by our long term partner DanceLife, and this means for any DanceLife shoes in their collection, we can offer our students a 40% discount!!!
DanceLife website: http://www.dancelife.nl/ (shop works best in desktop view)
HOW IT WORKS:
1. You fill in the form before Saturday, September 22, 2018.2. We pick up the shoes in for the whole group and bring them to class on September 25-26, 2018.3. You can try on the shoes before or after class. If they fit - great, you can take them home with you, if they don't - no problem, we will take them back.4. It is only possible to try on the shoes in class on a clean cloth, you are not allowed to dance on them (nope, not even a little: the suede sole is very delicate and if you use them - the shoes cannot be returned). If you have confirmed taking the shoes - you can't bring them back anymore, sorry.5. If you buy the shoes, you will get an invoice - you can pay in cash or PayPal or bank transfer (Internet Banking via Tikkie).
Size guide: http://www.dancelife.nl/page/sizechart
Care and maintenance: http://www.dancelife.nl/page/instructions
This only applies to DanceLife shoes and not other brands on their website.
The prices on the website include VAT (BTW).
You can pay by cash, PayPal, Tikkie, or bank transfer.
If you want several pairs, please fill in the survey separately for each pair of shoes.
If you have any questions, send an email to: email@example.com.
Kind regards,Kaspar & Polina