Dancing Shoes

How To : Wear dance shoes for Latin dance

Ladies, here's some advice on wearing dance shoes from Jenny at JQDance. A tight fit insures balance and support while Latin dancing, as if the shoe were a part of the foot. Watch this video dance tutorial and learn how to wear shoes for Latin dance.

How To : Choose dance shoes for Latin dance

Ladies, here are some tips on selecting the right dance shoe. Depending on the specific kind of dance being done, a high heel vs a flat shoe might be more practical, comfortable, and aid in the dance technique. Watch this video dance tutorial and learn how to pick shoes for La ...more

How To : Choose a size for Latin dance shoes

Ladies, here's a tip on which shoe size to buy your dance shoes in. A snug pair of shoes is more secure, and will make Latin dancing easier. Watch this video dance tutorial and learn how to pick the right size of shoe for Latin dance.

How To : Wear bold printed skirts 3 different ways

In this video, you will learn how to wear a bold flower print skirt in three different ways for going to school, a job interview or going out to a club. For the schoolgirl look, choose a dark top to draw attention to the bright colors in the skirt without overpowering it. Use ...more

How To : Say seven key Gaelic phrases

The best way to win friends over in a foreign country is by breaking the ice and showing your enthusiasm with your best effort at their language. Practice your Gaelic for travel or just for fun with friends. Whether you’re going to Ireland or want to impress someone from the ...more

How To : Samba

In this expert video series, let Sarolta Eke teach you the basic steps of Samba. She will walk you through the various moves and turns of this Latin Dance. Also, learn simple choreography dance steps to start you sambaing today! With their help, there is no excuse to wait any ...more

How To : Sew ribbons onto ballet pointe shoes

When a girl gets her pointe shoes, it signifies a graduation - A step up in the ballet world. The only problem with picking up your first pair of pointe shoes from a store, is that they don't come with the ribbons sewn on! Learn how to sew your own ribbons on your pointe shoes ...more

How To : Master basic salsa dancing steps

When you start out with salsa dancing, there are a few basic moves you need to master. In this video, let Addicted2Salsa take you through the most important steps to this Latin dance style. So, slip your dancin' shoes on and start the music - it's time to salsa!

How To : Dance the Achy Breaky Heart line dance

OK, are you looking to jump in your time machine and dance the Achy Breaky Heart line dance. Well, this how to video will prep you for your trip to the past. Get you comfortable shoes, gather up your friends who are eager to dance this country classic, and start heart breaking ...more

How To : Perform the Michael Jackson Circle Slide

Who doesn't want to dance like Michael Jackson! Anthony King from Pineapple Studios in London and Videojug team up to show you how. This video demonstrates how to perform the Michael Jackson Circle Slide. You will need: trainers, a smooth surface and comfortable shoes. This vi ...more

How To : Bar lace a shoe

There are so many different kinds of shoes, it's hard to keep up with them. There are casual shoes, professional looking shoes, athletic shoes, shoes for swimming, shoes for dance, and the list goes on. But one of the main constants about most shoes it the fact they have laces ...more

How To : Improve your spins in dance

Component 1. Frame And Posture. The benefits of dance shoes never outweigh the benefits of proper spin technique. Your body should be straight lower abs and stomach should be tight. Your arms are in proper position. If you lift your hand it should be in 90 degree angle. Comp ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Attach elastic to ballet shoes

You just got a new pair of ballet shoes but you're not sure how to sew on the elastics or where to place them? Depending on whether the shoes are canvas or leather, there are different ways to attach elastic to your ballet shoes. Learn how to attach the ballet elastics properl ...more

How To : Learn the basics of Irish dance

In this video, we learn the basics of Irish dance. First, you need to tie your shoes onto you tightly, then make a cross and go underneath your foot with the strings. You will see a lot of pointing with the toes when you are dancing, and you should never be able to see in betw ...more

How To : Make DIY lace-up ribbon high heels

As kids, we had dreams of becoming a prima ballerina and dancing for the New York Ballet Company (while we loved dancing around our house in our skivies, we think it had more to do with the pretty tulle skirts and beribboned toe shoes). Dreams discarded, we are nevertheless st ...more

How To : Do advanced tap dance steps

Tap dancing is a fun and energetic dance that requires skill and a good pair of shoes. It can be an interesting dance for anybody to learn and requires much practice. So in this tutorial, if you've learned some of the basics to tap dancing, it's time to move on to the more adv ...more

How To : Clean canvas ballet shoes

All ballet shoes eventually get dirty. In this video, learn from one expert how canvas ballet shoes can be cleaned using calamine lotion that is dabbed onto the surface until stains are removed. Keep ballet shoes looking like new with this video conducted by an expert: Nene Or ...more

How To : Break in a pair of pointe shoes

Maybe not everyone's aware of this, but when bought, pointe shoes are incredibly tough and when not broken in, painful to wear. In this video, learn how to break in new pointe shoes to make them easier to dance in. They can be bent, molded, massaged and even scraped to get the ...more

How To : Dance Bachata

Put on some shoes and clear some space; it's time to dance. Join Nestor and Lidia from Modus Vivendi Salsa Productions for this Bachata lesson from Latin Dance Alive. Watch this video dance tutorial and learn how to dance the Bachata Latin dance. Part 1 of 2 - How to Dance Bac ...more

How To : Dance the ChaChaCha

Put on some dance shoes and clear some space. Sherylanne McLeod and Rob Carrion from Salsa Republic present a lesson in ChaChaCha Latin dance. Watch this video dance tutorial and learn how to dance the ChaChaCha. Part 1 of 2 - How to Dance the ChaChaCha. Part 2 of 2 - How to ...more

How To : Sew ballet shoes

Every new pair of ballet shoes needs their elastics sewn on to fit the individual personally. In this video, learn a few tips on sewing in the elastic and satin ribbons with help from a ballet expert: Lynda DeChane-Audette is the founding artistic director of the South Florida ...more

How To : Do the basic boogie steps

It's time to boogie! Get your shoes on, put on your dancing shirt, turn off your phone and tell your friends you've gone on a permenant vacation! The boogie line dance is a simple line dance - easy enough for a toddler to learn, but hard to forget! This 2 part instructional vi ...more

How To : Perform tap dance steps for beginners

If you're interested in learning how to tap dance, prepare for some fun. Although it may seem difficult or annoying, tap dance is very energetic and will have you sweating. In this tutorial, you'll be finding out how to perform tap dance steps for beginners. They're easy to fo ...more

How To : Do the Figure 8 rave dance

Love rave music? Get your rave dance on with help from this free lesson. All you will need to complete this tutorial is your dance shoes and your glow sticks. Learn how to do the figure-8 rave dance with help from an expert, Cedric Turner. Turner has been a professional hip-h ...more

How To : Clean ballet slippers

Got a pair of dirty ballet slippers? Learn the best & most effective way to clean your shoes up to make them look new. When cleaning ballet slippers, you need to take into consideration what type of ballet slipper it is. Determine the best way to clean your ballet slippers wit ...more

How To : Dance the Merengue latin dance

Always wanted to learn to dance the Merengue? Here's your chance. All you need is some Latin inspiration, energy, a partner and some comfortable shoes to get started dancing your way to the dance floor! One lesson not enough? Learn more Merengue dance steps & moves from exper ...more

How To : Do basic Merengue dance steps with a partner

Nothing makes the Merengue more fun, than dancing the Merengue with a partner! In this dance lesson, learn to do basic Merengue dance steps with a partner. Although the Merengue can be complicated, with the correct dance space, shoes, and attitudes, you'll get these steps down ...more

How To : Dance Jumpstyle for beginners

This tutorial video is specifically designed to teach the hugely popular Euro dance, "Jumpstyle" to beginners who have little or no experience. It is recommended to wear shoes while you Jumpstyle and to stretch beforehand. Jumpstyle revolves around the music... You are suppose ...more

How To : Sew pointe shoes

In every ballerina's life there comes a day where they are awarded the permission to buy their first pair of pointe shoes by their instructor. The ribbons and elastic must be sewn onto pointe shoes after they are purchased, and finding the proper placement for each can be tric ...more

How To : Dress for ballet class

Just starting your ballet classes? Not sure what to wear? In this video, learn from one ballet teacher what to wear and how to follow dress code. Ballet dress code usually consists of pulling the hair back in a tight bun and wearing a black leotard, pink tights, sometimes a ba ...more

How To : Make a duffel bag out of old umbrellas

ThreadBanger pays homage to the movie "Fame" by showing us how to make the perfect "80's-tastic" duffel bag out of old umbrellas. With this thrifty idea, you will need a few umbrellas (broken is fine), scissors, a square pattern, a sewing machine, a zipper, and anything handy ...more

How To : Do different styles of Jazz dancing

In this video series you will not only learn many of the basics for Jazz dancing but how to put them all together. Our expert covers everything from the type of shoes that are best for training to how to isolate your head when performing a move. These hands on videos will walk ...more

How To : Dance the Argentinian Tango

This video series shows you how to dance the Argentinian Tango. It is similar to the American and International Tangos but the music is slower. See what shoes to wear, how to listen to the music, and how to do the different moves for men and women. Part 1 of 15 - How to Dance ...more

How To : Do the basics of Broadway Jazz dancing

In this video series you will not only learn many of the basics for Jazz dancing but how to put them all together. Our expert covers everything from the type of shoes that are best for training to how to isolate your head when performing a move. Part 1 of 30 - How to Do the ba ...more

How To : Wear High Heels Without Any Pain

Whether you love or hate wearing high heels, a pair of stilettos can be incredibly painful. You can feel blisters, searing pain, pressure, and stabbing aches long after you kick off those heels, but a really simple trick could help alleviate some of the issues caused by tight- ...more

News : Our Favorite WTF Gadgets from CES 2016

There was lots of new tech to check out at CES 2016, but you could argue that the majority of the big-ticket items weren't the most unique things in the world. Thankfully, there were a few innovative, unconventional ideas on display, and here are some of our favorites. We Get ...more

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