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.
Antonio Pacelli Shoes
www.antoniopacelli.com - from Ireland, great shoes, a little spendy.
Check out Corrs Irish Shoes (203) 912-2353 www.corrsirishshoes.com
Call the R. E. Lee Shoe store in Kettle Falls (509) 685-1733 or check out their website here. They will ship the shoes to you.
Also check ebay for Irish dance shoes.
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.
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. Click the link above to purchase the CD and for more info on these really talented musicians and their music. (Use the link provided and Amazon will donate to Union Gospel Mission! Thank you!)