Tips For Buying Dance Shoes

Buying the right dance shoes can be complicated, particularly with so many options available out there and young students’ feet constantly growing.

Before you purchase, ensure you know which styles you want to take, so you can invest in the right shoes for you. Different shoes are needed depending on what classes and styles dancers are enrolled in. The most common are jazz, ballet and tap shoes. For contemporary, students that prefer not to dance in bare feet use foot thongs to assist in turning.

Make sure that you get the right size and shape for your foot. Try them on before you buy them. While a little bit of growing room is sensible, especially for younger students, it’s important they are form-fitting for safety while dancing.

One of the easiest and most convenient options to ensure you are meeting these requirements, is buying from our uniform shop here at Dance Factor. Simply enquire at the reception desk and we are more than happy fit your dancer with the correct shoes. This ensures you are purchasing not only a well-fitted shoe, but also the correct colour and shape we require when it comes to concert time.

Dance Factor is a Wollongong-based dance studio, offering classes in all styles for all ages and abilities. If you are interested in enrolling or trialling a class or have any general enquiries contact


17 Feb 2021


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