ladyjohndorian said: This is a few days late, but full sole tap shoes are DEFINITELY the way to go. My studio always frowned upon split soles because the sound quality just wasn't as good. I have capezio k360s w/ the savior buildup by since they're expensive, I'd go with either the capezio xtreme taps or whatever classic oxford build up shoe they have. Also. Capezio has a much better sound quality than Bloch shoes do-I've used both!!
Yeahhh team Capezio for life! Thanks! :)
Anonymous said: I'm from the east coast and full soles are definitely looked upon as more advanced and split soles are seen as more of a competition tap which is definitely more jazz based and seldom will you see a good rhythm tap dancer at a competition around here. Split soles basically make it easier to point your feet or do toe stands.
And the full vs. split sole debate continues! Thanks! :)
(Even though I suppose it’s not really a debate. I just really wanted to say that.)
Anonymous said: I live in California, I know a lot of professional tappers and none of them like split sole. It's def seen as a competition or small studio dancer type of thing. It might just be a west coast tap thing though, because while comp dance is very popular here, it's kinda looked down on.
Huh, you learn something new every day! haha Thanks! :)
Anonymous said: at what age did you start dancing? (i'm 15 and i just got started a few months ago and i really love it, but i feel kinda sad when i see younger girls doing a lot more than me): (i'm sure i'll get there with a lot of hard work)
I started dancing when I was 3 :) But I started tap specifically when I was 4! Don’t be sad about it! Trust me, whenever I see like, Sophia Lucia tap, I’m just like, “Well I suck,” cause she’s a lot younger than I am (I’m 20), but then I have to remind myself that that’s pretty much all she focuses on and went to a studio a lot more intense than mine. Right now, a lot of the younger girls have probably been dancing a little longer than you, but you’re right! You’ll get to be as good as them — if not better — as long as you work hard! Don’t get discouraged :)
Anonymous said: I've heard that split sole is better for jazzey more competition tap. And full sole is more so for rhythm tap. Like the traditional Oxford shoe. Most advanced tappers in my area I've seen wear a full sole oxford. Am I misinformed for thinking that a full sole is more commonly used among professionals? Meaning they would be seemingly more advanced? Please correct me if I'm wrong.
No. Typically split sole is a shoe worn by more advanced dancers, like the pros :)
Anonymous said: I have full sole Bloch shoes and I think they're wonderful. I use lace-ups so I really feel like I have good control, too. Just a warning, they're a little pricey but it's worth it. If you want a long lasting shoe with good sound, I'd go for Bloch.
I mean, Bloch’s okay, too :P Thank you!! :)