Šokių bateliai pamokų metu

Šokių bateliai – lengvi laisvalaikio batai vyrams, bateliai neaukšta pakulne moterims, jei nuspręsite ir toliau lankyti šokių pamokas, rekomenduojame įsigyti šokiams skirtą avalynę.

 

(engl.) Men’s dance shoes are typically black lace-up Oxfords with a flat heel for standard dances and a 1 to 2 inch heel for Latin dances.

For women, form is almost as important as function, and shoe styles are as varied as dance categories — including Latin, swing, cha cha, foxtrot and waltz, to name a few. Basic designs include open- or closed-toe pumps and sandals. Heels in women’s shoes are slim or flared and generally range in height from 1 to 3 inches. Slim heels make turns and other moves easier. Flared heels are preferred for the Latin dances because they provide more stability.

A very popular shoe for professionals, especially on International Latin Ballroom competitions and salsa dance performances. These shoes are basically a dress shoe that is very lightweight with a suede bottom. Most of them follow a split-shoe pattern, which allows for a flexible area between the elevated heel and the ball of your foot. One of the benefits of this shoe is that the elevated heel forces your weight diagonally downward towards the ball of your foot – which is where your weight should be when dancing. However, this heel also presents problems of its own when applied to salsa dancing. The heel is a hard solid piece and therefore does not provide enough friction to use it as a salsa handbrake (not that this is good technique). Additionally, any footwork shines that you’d like to perform that utilize the heel will not feel as comfortable as other shoes.  This means there is no solid framework or foundation for your foot near the arch, which may make some dancers feel more unstable than in other shoes.