4 March 2019


Second hand dance shoes have few positives, mainly relating to cost saving. There is also little harm done if they are in pristine condition. However, consider a few other factors. Dance shoes are an investment on the well-being of dancers’ feet. Once new shoes are worn, they are broken in. They mould and adjust to their first owner’s pressure points, and the shape of their feet. Indentations in the cushioning soon appear, where toes exert pressure. Moreover, dance shoes start to “give” and loosen up once worn. Stepping into another dancer’s worn shoes will impact on the imprint made by the original owner. There may also be health concerns. Lastly, dance shoes have a limited shelf life and deteriorate in long term storage. So when buying dance shoes, consider that second hand shoes could be a false economy. To your happy feet! 

10 January 2019

What's in a Heel?

Generally, choice of heels in dance shoes is reflective of styles of dance. Stiletto for tango, block for Ceroc, flare for latin  and contour for ballroom are some examples of heel trends. For men, it’s generally cuban heels for latin and low heels for everything else. 

That said, personal choices are not set in concrete unless prescribed by dance associations for specific purposes. Comfort and style are key to making suitable heel choices, determined by heel height and base width. GlamourDance caters for your choice of heels in your preferred shoe style to fit various dance styles.  

Lastly, adding heel protectors to the heel tips will ensure the tips are not worn down, whilst also making a difference to improved dancing and personal safety through better grip on the floor. Heel protectors also ensure pristine dance floors remain unscratched. 

GlamourDance stocks a huge range of heel protectors for most heels. 

22 October 2018

Forget Face Creams – Dancing Is The Best Anti-Ageing Secret

Is it any wonder that dance athletes and social dancers are happy, well-adjusted people? Well established medical and scientific research shows that the best therapy for anti-aging and personal well-being is movement to music in rhythmic patterns. From tribal dancing through to modern day dance styles, the human brain stays younger and healthier when engaged in regular dancing. Physical fitness is also best served through dancing as opposed to many other forms of traditional exercise. And last but not least are the social benefits of belonging to a community of mutually supportive individuals, happy to share their love of music and movement. We encourage you to keep sharing your love of dance with friends, family and your local community.
We leave you with a short science video clip currently being circulated that speaks for itself. 

2 June 2018

Recreational Dance Wear To Make You Look Sensational

Recreational Dancewear is a term that applies to what ballroom and latin dancers starting out in their DanceSport competition journey can wear on the competition floor. Judges of the Recreational division focus on competitors’ dancing (including technique and floor craft) rather than what the dancers are wearing. That said, every recreational competitor wants to look their best, which in turns impacts on their level of confidence. Recreational dancewear is restricted to day time outfits, including skirts, tops, or dresses for ladies, and pants, shirts and vests for men. Dance shoes are always recommended, with suede soles. Distinguishing what is within the Recreational guidelines can be tricky, and dance teachers can help in the selection process. GlamourDance offers an extensive range of recreational dance wear, designed to ensure that dancers have room to move and look the part on the competition floor. 
Here are some suggestions:
Peter Shirt
Waterfall Skirt

17 March 2018

The Importance of Practice Shoes and Dancewear

From shoes to skirts and tops, hours of training and social dancing is best done in absolute comfort and style. Ensuring you have “room to move” in your dancewear means purpose made designs in stretch fabrics. 
Latin dancing calls for shorter skirts with less volume than their ballroom counterparts. Tops and men’s shirts should stay “tucked in”, and are ideally designed as bodysuits with crotch clips for ease of wear. Practice shoes are secure, with a wider heel base and lower height than performance shoes. 
GlamourDance offers a wide choice of comfortable, stylish practice wear to make your long hours of training and social dancing as much fun as being under the competition and performance spotlight.
Dance Shoes and Dancewear for Latin and Ballroom

17 February 2018

SATD Launches 2018 Competition Year in Sydney

Get your entries in for the first Sydney SATD March Titles competition on Sunday 11 March at Wenty’s Leagues Club. GlamourDance will be there with our latest range of dancewear, shoes and accessories. SATD competitors earn loyalty card points to win a variety of prizes, including free entry to events and private dance lessons. This competition has no restrictions in Pro-Am, Individual, Social and Novelty events, and no restrictions on the use of open or relaxed armlines in New Vogue events, recently removed by the Australian Dancing Board from its rules. That means everyone can be as creative as they like, bringing greater joy to their audience.
Leading up to the SATD March Titles, everyone can enjoy some social dancing at SATD’s Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea Dance on Sunday 18 February from 2.30pm-5pm at Club Condell Park in Bankstown. Dance in air conditioned comfort with great dining facilities at the club.

1 September 2017

Choosing The Right Dance Shoes – Our Tips

It’s been said that well-fitting dance shoes should reflect a seamless extension from a dancer’s legs. Designed to be feather-weight whilst fully supporting your weight, proper fitting dance shoes are a tool in aiding you to keep balanced while you dance. Hence the choice of heels and designs for male and female dancers. There is little point in investing on dance shoes unless you are also prepared to invest time in assessing what works for your particular feet. Catering for width, insteps, bunions and toe shapes means that one style may not necessarily work for everyone. That makes online shopping for dance shoes in untested brands a challenge. No wonder that seasoned competitors and professionals tend to stick to reputable brands and styles that have worked best for them over time. That said, it’s also important to be aware that feet may change with age, calling for a different fitting, brand or style. A seasoned competitor at a recent event decided to try on a wider fitting GlamourDance shoe with a lower heel, and reacted by saying “I’ve waited 30 years for a shoe that truly fits with absolute comfort, and this is it!” Our elated customer wore her new shoes straight into her next event, and reiterated her endorsement upon coming off the dance floor. The moral of the story is to keep your options open as time passes, and ensure your feet receive the best care you can give them so your dancing can always excel in absolute comfort. To your happy feet!