As a new ATS belly dancer, I'm still trying things out and figuring out how I can dance and learn best. One of the things I've had to determine is what to wear on my feet! I think barefoot is beautiful and seems more earthy and natural so that would be my preference - but it just wasn't working well for me.
I found that for fast moves such as Turkish Shimmy turns and ASWAT, I wanted the grip of my feet on the floor. However when it came to dancing slow, my feet stuck and I couldn't do turns gracefully! Am I the only one who apparently gets sweaty feet? I didn't know they could sweat...
I needed something that covered the ball of my feet for smooth slow turns, and left my toes uncovered for fast moves. I decided to cut up some old socks and try dancing with a sock band across the ball of my feet. Of course they slipped around and didn't work very well. Luckily a lady I dance with saw what I was doing and rescued me! She told me about Foot Undeez.
Basically, they were EXACTLY what I needed. They really do look like little panties don't they?! Haha!
These were $24.99 (CAD) at a dance supply store in my city. They come in many colours, patterns and sizes.
They leave your toes uncovered, offer a smooth, padded surface for the ball of your foot and because of the thong piece and elastic band they don't slip around while you dance! Perfecto.
The lady at the store told me that for some reason the nude coloured undeez that I purchased tend to wear out faster than the patterned ones. I think I'll go for something a bit more fun next time anyways - leopard maybe? Snakeprint? So many options!!
So I'm curious, do you have the same problem? What do you wear on your feet while dancing, or do you have any tips for dancing barefeet? Let me know in the comments below!