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I love my Sway’D boots! The ‘Shorties’ are the only shoes I wear to dance in anymore - they basically melt around my foot. ~Hailee Vaughan
I love my Sway’D boots! The ‘Shorties’ are the only shoes I wear to dance in anymore - they basically melt around my foot. ~Hailee Vaughan

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HOW DANCE CAN IMPROVE YOUR SELF-CONFIDENCE
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There are many great benefits of dancing, but one of the best ones is the self-confidence that is built when dancers take lessons and perform for others. Here are some ways that dancing can boost your self-esteem or self-confidence.
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😎  Feel Good about Learning New Steps
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Once you learn new moves and steps and start doing them naturally, you will begin to feel a sense of achievement. You can also consider this: now you know much more than others who don’t dance, and much more than you knew yesterday!
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😎 Communication Skills Will Improve
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Since you have the opportunity to interact with many different partners, you should eventually be comfortable with communicating with almost anyone. Attending a lot of social dancing events is also a good way to meet, dance, and have conversations with new people which will definitely help your general communication skills.
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😎 Reduce Shyness and Increase Assertiveness
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Performing in front of audiences can push you out of any awkwardness or shyness you may have, help you get rid of stage fright. Even if you don’t perform, you will still be dancing and practicing in front of someone, whether it is your instructor or other students, and if you do it enough, it eventually will make you feel less shy.
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😎 Better Self-Image
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Dancing has the potential of improving your self-image for a few reasons. First, it is good for your physical health, so it can make you feel healthier. Additionally, dancing gives you the opportunity to create beautiful lines and poses which will certainly make you feel good about what your body is capable of. Over time, your comfort and familiarity with yourself will grow and you’ll be able to look at yourself in a more positive light.
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😎  You Can Express Yourself
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One of the greatest things about dance is that it’s a fantastic form of art that lets you express yourself. If you are a person who has some trouble conveying your emotions through speaking or writing, then dance can be a good outlet for you, or a tool that you can use to explore your emotions.
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Be confident and love dance!
HOW DANCE CAN IMPROVE YOUR SELF-CONFIDENCE ⠀ There are many great benefits of dancing, but one of the best ones is the self-confidence that is built when dancers take lessons and perform for others. Here are some ways that dancing can boost your self-esteem or self-confidence. ⠀ 😎  Feel Good about Learning New Steps ⠀ Once you learn new moves and steps and start doing them naturally, you will begin to feel a sense of achievement. You can also consider this: now you know much more than others who don’t dance, and much more than you knew yesterday! ⠀ 😎 Communication Skills Will Improve ⠀ Since you have the opportunity to interact with many different partners, you should eventually be comfortable with communicating with almost anyone. Attending a lot of social dancing events is also a good way to meet, dance, and have conversations with new people which will definitely help your general communication skills. ⠀ 😎 Reduce Shyness and Increase Assertiveness ⠀ Performing in front of audiences can push you out of any awkwardness or shyness you may have, help you get rid of stage fright. Even if you don’t perform, you will still be dancing and practicing in front of someone, whether it is your instructor or other students, and if you do it enough, it eventually will make you feel less shy. ⠀ 😎 Better Self-Image ⠀ Dancing has the potential of improving your self-image for a few reasons. First, it is good for your physical health, so it can make you feel healthier. Additionally, dancing gives you the opportunity to create beautiful lines and poses which will certainly make you feel good about what your body is capable of. Over time, your comfort and familiarity with yourself will grow and you’ll be able to look at yourself in a more positive light. ⠀ 😎  You Can Express Yourself ⠀ One of the greatest things about dance is that it’s a fantastic form of art that lets you express yourself. If you are a person who has some trouble conveying your emotions through speaking or writing, then dance can be a good outlet for you, or a tool that you can use to explore your emotions. ⠀ Be confident and love dance!
How to take care of your dance shoes 👡👢👞
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High quality dance shoes are an investment and dancers are not easy on their footwear. In order to make sure your dance shoes last and stay looking sharp, they need to be cared of properly.
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Here are some cleaning instructions for your dance shoes:
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➡️ Leather shoes
If your shoes are made of leather, you should polish them once a week. Use a damp cloth to remove all dirt, then use a thin layer of cream or wax polish to preserve and moisturize the leather. This will keep your shoes looking like new!
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➡️ Suede soles
If your shoes have suede soles, you'll need a suede shoe brush to raise the nap as it will eventually go flat (and possibly hard) from use. Always brush from toe to heel. You should do this immediately upon noticing if the soles of your shoes have become flat and smooth or have dirt stuck on them.
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➡️ Suede shoes
For suede shoes, use a clean tooth brush to remove any dirt and a suede shampoo to remove any stains. Make sure that you use suede dressing well in advance of wearing the shoes so that they have time to dry out. Make sure you brush your shoes from front to back after applying the suede dressing.
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➡️ Nubuck shoes
Clean your nubuck shoes with a cloth dipped lightly in soapy, warm water. Otherwise, follow the instructions for suede shoes.
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And don't forget simple but effective tips:
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➕ Storage your dance shoes properly
Don’t throw your dance shoes into a plastic bag! The same applies to all bags made of non-breathable fabric, as it will cause your shoes to sweat and ultimately decay and smell. It’s best to store your shoes in a dry location and leave them out overnight to air out.
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➕ Be gentle when you put on and remove your dance shoes. Only wear them in the dance studio, and not elsewhere, since the coarse ground can damage the soles.
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➕ For people who dance a lot, it's good to have at least two pairs of dance shoes, if you can afford it. It gives each pair a refreshing break, plus different shoes work different muscles.
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Love your dance shoes!
How to take care of your dance shoes 👡👢👞 ⠀ High quality dance shoes are an investment and dancers are not easy on their footwear. In order to make sure your dance shoes last and stay looking sharp, they need to be cared of properly. ⠀ Here are some cleaning instructions for your dance shoes: ⠀ ➡️ Leather shoes If your shoes are made of leather, you should polish them once a week. Use a damp cloth to remove all dirt, then use a thin layer of cream or wax polish to preserve and moisturize the leather. This will keep your shoes looking like new! ⠀ ➡️ Suede soles If your shoes have suede soles, you'll need a suede shoe brush to raise the nap as it will eventually go flat (and possibly hard) from use. Always brush from toe to heel. You should do this immediately upon noticing if the soles of your shoes have become flat and smooth or have dirt stuck on them. ⠀ ➡️ Suede shoes For suede shoes, use a clean tooth brush to remove any dirt and a suede shampoo to remove any stains. Make sure that you use suede dressing well in advance of wearing the shoes so that they have time to dry out. Make sure you brush your shoes from front to back after applying the suede dressing. ⠀ ➡️ Nubuck shoes Clean your nubuck shoes with a cloth dipped lightly in soapy, warm water. Otherwise, follow the instructions for suede shoes. ⠀ And don't forget simple but effective tips: ⠀ ➕ Storage your dance shoes properly Don’t throw your dance shoes into a plastic bag! The same applies to all bags made of non-breathable fabric, as it will cause your shoes to sweat and ultimately decay and smell. It’s best to store your shoes in a dry location and leave them out overnight to air out. ⠀ ➕ Be gentle when you put on and remove your dance shoes. Only wear them in the dance studio, and not elsewhere, since the coarse ground can damage the soles. ⠀ ➕ For people who dance a lot, it's good to have at least two pairs of dance shoes, if you can afford it. It gives each pair a refreshing break, plus different shoes work different muscles. ⠀ Love your dance shoes!