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Heel Height
Posted by saracheah
2/1/2016  5:51:00 PM
Hey everyone! I am new to this so I'm not sure how to operate this but I have a question. I've been dancing American style ballroom and rhythm and I am thinking about switching to International Latin and Standard. What would be a good heel height for a 14 year old dancing international style? What heel height should I get for Standard and Latin? I previously wore 2.5 inches but i got half a size too big. Also, should I get my dance shoes half a size smaller??
Re: Heel Height
Posted by ballroomchick
2/2/2016  4:38:00 PM
Heel height is what the dancer can comfortable control and balance. Nothing worse than a pretty faced dancer who wobbles and bobbles on the floor. If you can make quick, balanced, body changes on a 4" heel so be it, but if you bobble on a 3" heel - stay at a 2.5" or lower heel. In the U.S. there is no hard rule how high a shoe heel must be.

Not all shoe brands fit the same, just like different clothing manufactures you might wear a different size in. Try the shoes on, if you have gaps and your feet slide - move to a smaller shoe.
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