As a beginner, dancing in heels can be intimidating and overwhelming. It requires a different level of balance, coordination, and strength than dancing in sneakers or barefoot. But with the right tips and techniques, anyone can learn how to dance in heels and feel confident and sexy on the dance floor or pole.
In this article, we'll share five tips for dancing in heels as a beginner to help you get started on your heel-wearing journey. From choosing the right heel height and size to strengthening your ankles and practicing proper posture, these tips will set you up for success as you learn to dance in heels like a pro.
- Start small and work your way up. Most beginners start in a 5-6 inch heel, as higher heel means a heavier shoe, so it's important to feel confident in the lower heels before moving up. But keep in mind, if weight is what is stopping you from a higher heel height, our Sky High Heels are 20%- 50% lighter than other stripper heel brands!
- Get the right size. A loose, slippery shoe can be a tripping hazard on the pole. Make sure your shoes fit snugly and don't move around too much. If the straps feel too tight, try warming them up with a hairdryer to make them more pliable.
- Strengthen your ankles. Heels can put strain on your ankles, which can lead to injury. Incorporate exercises like squats, lunges, heel raises, and balancing on one leg into your routine to build ankle strength and mobility. You can also improve mobility by rotating your ankles and tracing out letters with your big toe.
- Practice walking and dancing in your heels. The extra weight and height of the heels can feel strange at first, so it's important to get used to them before hitting the pole. Try walking around your house in your heels while doing household tasks to get comfortable.
- Point your toes. Floppy or flexed feet and sickled ankles are even more noticeable when wearing platform shoes. Make sure to keep a strong point, with your knee rotating outwards, and engage all the muscles in your foot, calf, and thigh when pointing.