Carmel California Dance Lessons Classes – Carmel California Dance Lessons Classes

Shoe Suggestions

2’s, Too, Preschool, & Kindergarden Program Ballet Shoes:

(select Capezio slipper styles & MDM Child Elemental Ballet Shoe carried across the street from The Dance Center at Carmel’s Zearly)

 

Preferred Characteristics: pink, split-soled canvas or leather, without strings/ties

           Examples:

  • Capezio Child “Love Ballet” Leather Ballet Slipper
  • MDM Child Elemental Leather or Canvas Spilt-soled Ballet Slipper
  • Bloch Child (Toddler) ProElastic Ballet Slipper
  • Boys ballet slippers: Capezio Boys Black Leather Ballet Slipper  205C (also listed as Capezio Daisy-Child/black shoe arrives with a unisex interior)

 

2’s, Too, Preschool, & Kindergarden Program Tap Shoes:

(select Capezio styles carried across the street from The Dance Center at Carmel’s Zearly)

 

Preferred Characteristics: black tap shoes with Velcro, buckle, or snap closure, without strings/ties

           Examples:

  • Capezio Child Mary Jane Buckle Strap Tap Shoe
  • Capezio “Jr. Tyette” Tap Shoe
  • Bloch “Annie Tyette” Tap Shoe
  • Theatricals Child Velcro Tap Shoe
  • Boys tap shoes: Capezio Boys’ black, Tapster Lace-Up Tap Shoe

 

Beginning Ballet & Ballet 1 Shoes:

(MDM Child Elemental Ballet Slippers carried across the street from The Dance Center at Carmel’s Zearly)

 

Preferred Characteristics: pink, split-soled canvas or leather, without strings/ties

Examples:

  • MDM Child Elemental Leather or Canvas Spilt-soled Ballet Slipper
  • Bloch Child ProElastic or ProArch Ballet Slipper
  • Male youth ballet slippers: Capezio Black Boys Ballet Slipper, Sansha Unisex Black Ballet Slipper, or black, split-soled canvas/leather ballet slippers

 

Other Ballet Levels/Pointe Shoes:

Female Ballet Shoes:

Pink split-soled leather or canvas ballet shoes. Please speak directly with Tia & Laura for recommendations on shoe selection based on the anatomy of the foot.

 

Some of our frequently recommended ballet shoes include but are not limited to the following shoes:

Examples:

  • Capezio Cobra
  • Capezio Juliet
  • Bloch ProArch Canvas Shoe
  • Grishko ballet shoes

 

Pointe Shoes:

Please speak directly with Tia for recommendations on pointe shoe selection based on the anatomy of the foot.  A specialized fitting must be scheduled for initial fitting or potential fitting/shoe changes.

 

Male Ballet Shoes:

Split sole black leather or canvas ballet shoes. Please speak directly with Tia & Laura for recommendations on shoe selection based on the anatomy of the foot.

 

Jazz Shoes:

(select styles child-adult carried across the street from The Dance Center at Carmel’s Zearly)

 

Preferred Characteristics: girls/women tan, boys/men black split-soled leather, slip-on jazz shoes (without laces)

             Examples:

  • Capezio Adult/Child “E-series” Slip-on Jazz Shoe
  • Capezio Show Stopper Adult/Child Slip-on Jazz Shoe
  • Bloch Child “Flow” Slip-on Jazz Shoe
  • Bloch Adult/Child Neo-Flex Jazz Shoe

Contemporary Shoes:

(Capezio Pirouette II shoe carried across the street from The Dance Center at Carmel’s Zearly)

 

Preferred Characteristics: flesh-tone, canvas or leather half sole

Examples:

  • Capezio Adult Canvas or Leather Pirouette II
  • Capezio Adult “Turning Pointe 55” Pirouette Shoe
  • Bloch Adult Eclipse Leather Lyrical Shoe
  • Bodywrappers Girls Twyla Canvas or Leather Lyrical Shoe

 

Tap Shoes:

(Capezio Tapsters Child & Capezio Adult/Child Flexmaster carried across the street from The Dance Center at Carmel’s Zearly)

 

Preferred Characteristics: black leather, lace-up

Examples:

  • Beginning Tap: Capezio Tapsters (unisex), Child Capezio Flexmaster (split-soled girls)
  • Advanced Beginning Tap-Advanced Levels: Capezio Child/Adult Flexmaster (split-soled girls/women), Capezio Child/Adult Respect (unisex), Bloch TapFlex, (split-soled girls/women) & Capezio Xtreme (unisex)

 

Hip-hop:

Preferred Characteristics: tennis/athletic shoes of any kind are acceptable as long as they provide ankle support and have a smooth bottom surface. Please refrain from wearing “street worn” shoes (sand, rocks, debris, and dirt could damage studio flooring).

Examples:

(Dance shoes designed especially for hip-hop from the following brands.)

  • Gotta Flurt
  • Double Platinum
  • Capezio Child Fierce
  • Pastry Adult

 

Acrobatics/Tumbling:

Preferred Characteristics: barefoot

(for tumbling/hip-hop combo classes, please bring appropriate hip-hop shoes)