Guide to buying dance wear
With the meteoric rise in popularity of dance – thanks to heavy exposure on shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, Pineapple Studios and Britain’s Got Talent – there has never been a better time to get involved and dust off those ballet pumps.
If you’re struggling to work out what clothes you’ll need to embrace this trend, read on for a handy guide to dance wear and its accompanying fashions.
Buying dance shoes
A good pair of dance shoes can make dancing much more pleasurable, whilst a pair of poorly fitting shoes will really impair your ability and comfort. When looking for a pair of dance shoes, make sure that they allow you to spin and pivot. It is incredibly important that they offer you the freedom you need to execute your full range of movement.
However, this freedom also needs to be countered by a shoe that doesn’t slip too easily – something which could result in nasty falls or injuries This will often mean you need to purchase leather or suede soled shoes. Don’t skimp on a pair of dance shoes as they are usually the most important buy you will make.
Buying tracksuit bottoms that allow a full range of movement and keep you cool whilst dancing is a must. Elastic waistbands and ankles will keep them in position, no matter what moves you are attempting, and will make them easy to remove if necessary. If you’re looking for a perfect example of a well-designed, stylish tracksuit bottom, take a look at the range of Pineapple dance wear, available online.
Dance tights can prove to be a little tougher to buy than many other items of dance wear. You’re looking for a pair that are durable and will last you a decent amount of time. This can be difficult as there is a fair amount of wear and tear to be expected in such a physically strenuous activity. Although quality is important, dance tights will always need regular replacement so don’t go overboard by buying a ridiculously expensive pair.
Look for a pair of tights that will also keep you warm. There’s nothing worse than taking the time to complete all your stretching and warm-up exercises, only to get too cold again in the delay before you start dancing.
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