“Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.” Texas Governor Ann Richards
There’s another wise saying that is, “A Poor craftsman blames his tools.” But the truth is, when it comes to dancing (or to life) shoes and tools really do make a difference.
Every dance has its own shoe needs. Tango needs a sturdy ankle strap. Salsa needs some slide. Tap, of course, is all in the sound of the tap-tap-tap when you’ve got the beat. And you gotta have those soft jazz sneakers to bend and dip and feel the heat! Ballet on point, and character for shows. and ballroom shoes when you’re Dancing With The Stars.
The flow and grace and natural beauty of the dance is made a little bit better and the dancer is given a lot more support when wearing the right pair of shoes. There’s a parallel between learning to dance by taking control of your shoes, making the best choice of the right shoes or the right dance partner, and being a naturally beautiful and totally resilient woman, able to glide and slide through life whether you are rising high and twirling forward or needing some proper support to keep you from falling backwards.
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