How to Dance in High Heels

By LeafTV Editor

High heel shoes can lengthen your legs and make you look taller and slimmer. Dancing in them can be tricky however, but with practice, you can master dancing in high heels.

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How To Dance In High Heels


Put on your high heels and stand before a full-length mirror. Practice placing the weight on the balls of your feet. Shift the weight from one foot to the other.

Take small rhythmic steps. Watch you feet in the mirror, and note your foot position if you feel unstable.

Practice simple steps away from the mirror. Keep your shoulders back and your posture upright. Be aware of your body. If your feel unstable at any time, take note of where your feet are placed and work on locking your ankles.

Pay attention to your core muscles, such as your abdominal wall. A strong abdomen and back are essential for good balance. Pilates can help strengthen your muscles, making it easier to balance on heels.

Practice the dance that you will need to do in public. By mastering dancing the steps privately, you will be able to appear to dance with grace in high heels when the time comes.


  • Start off with lower heels before progressing to higher heels.

  • Wear heels with wider bases for more stability.

  • Take it slow and remember to practice before going public with your new skill.