Where to purchase Irish Dance Shoes
There are several good websites at which to purchase your Irish dance shoes. They are sized in European sizes, so you should generally order them 2 sizes smaller than your street size.
www.antoniopacelli.com - from Ireland, great shoes, a little spendy.
www.movementconnection.com - pretty good prices
Also check Ebay for Irish dance shoes.
Call the R. E. Lee Shoe store in Kettle Falls (509) 685-1733 or email them at [email protected]
They will ship the shoes to you.
Check out Corrs Irish Shoes (203) 912-2353 www.corrsirishshoes.com
A note on music for Irish dance.
It is rather difficult to find Irish music at a regular store that is just the right speed for dance practice. The following CD's have been recorded specifically at the correct dance speeds:
One More Time, presented by the Culkin School of Irish Dance, plays the tunes at slow speed and works up to standard speed for each dance.
An Dochas - Dragonfly Redux
This is the first CD of this truly amazing, local band (Kettle Falls, WA) whose founding members were brothers of Haran Irish Dancers. The various dance forms, jig, reel, slip jig, etc. are all played at the appropriate speeds for the dancers, with a huge element of "fun" added in to the fresh interpretation of the traditional tunes. Check out their website at the link above for more info on these really talented musicians and their music.