Please see the Beginner Shoes section for information about ordering soft shoes.
In the Advanced Beginner level, the children will start learning Hard Shoe.
They will have a Hard Shoe Workshop on Martin Luther King Day in the early afternoon where all AB dancers will come together to start learning hard shoe all at once before moving forward with hard shoe in their classes. Dancers will need hard shoes by this time.
Dancers who are new to hard shoe should purchase the Rutherford Inishfree Jig Shoe which can be found here:
This shoe is less expensive than the regular hard shoes and easier to break in for kids just learning hard shoe.
It is also possible to purchase used hard shoes if they are available in your size. Please refer to the section Used Shoes to learn more about this.