If you’ve ever ventured onto a ballet site, you’ll know that discussion of foot types is ‘the’ topic. However, it’s rarely mentioned in the world of Latin and Ballroom. This is a shame, because every teacher and dancer knows that feet have structural personality quirks that are as individual as the dancers that belong to
It’s almost time! Each year, the BBC series Strictly Come Dancing introduces many new enthusiasts to the dancing community. It also poses a lot of questions for both the uninitiated and the experienced. Interestingly, many professional dancers have never been taught the history or facts behind their most famous moves. In our Strictly Countdown series,
Ginger Rogers may have done everything Fred Astaire did “but backwards, and in high heels”, but how high is ‘high’, and what type of heel was she wearing? Slim, square, flared, Cuban, heavy, fine… if there’s one thing that the dance world does not lack, it’s a fabulous choice of heel varieties. If you’d like
Dance shoes will inevitably collect dust and floor wax. Unfortunately most dance shoes aren’t suitable for the washer or dryer. You should clean your shoes after every performance, or at least once a week to prolong their lifespan. You should also invest in a good quality shoe brush and chamois leather polish cloth.
Few genres of men’s dancing attire are quite as evocative as the Latin style. Bringing together influences from Cuba and Africa, the music and performances in salsa are recognised throughout the dancing world for being something a little bit special. With their swirling energy, intricate choreography, and sensual intimacy, the Latin style is about making
Have you ever felt your spirits sink a little at the thought of having to invest in a new pair of Latin dance shoes? You’re not alone! Arguably one of the most important purchases a dancer will ever make, the task can seem a daunting one.
At Ray Rose, we take pride in creating stylish, comfortable, high performance Ballroom and Latin dance shoes. So, we are always delighted to receive positive feedback from respected professional dancers and dance teachers, such as Grace Cinque-White.
Every professional dancer will appreciate how high quality, comfortable Ballroom and Latin dance shoes improve performance and endurance on the competition dance floor. Yet quality and comfort are equally as important when choosing practice dance shoes for Ballroom and Latin dancing. Whether you’re developing your dance skills or a seasoned competitor, practice is key to
Ray Rose are pleased to announce the launch of our popular 884-X Aura Extra Latin dance shoe in a selection of two limited edition designs; bold leopard print fabric and chic bronze print with rose gold strap. Each desirable style is now available at a reduced price, but only while stocks last!