Dance Shoes

Your shoes can give you a significant advantage in your movement by preventing unnecessary resistance and placing your body in the right place for the respective dances. Most West Coast Swing dance shoes have suede soles, which makes them feel perfect on dance floors.

West coast swing shoes can be purchased from the any of the wonderful providers listed below, and typically run between $100 – $200... Or you can participate in our FREE dance shoe giveaway!!!

Welcome to our special "Give Back" punch card promotion!

At Denver Westies, we're run entirely by dedicated volunteers who share a common love for dance. We use all revenue to improve and sustain our dance events, making them even more enjoyable for everyone. We are currently running a promotion on our Monday and Wednesday dances as a way for us to say thank you for being such an integral great part of our West Coast Swing community and as a way for us to support you along your dance journey. We believe that the more you dance, the more you will fall in love with West Coast Swing and this wonderful community. So, let’s keep the rhythm alive, keep dancing, and most importantly, let’s do it in style!

We are thrilled to announce that when you purchase a 12-entry punch card to Wednesday nights at the Mercury Cafe and a 20-entry punch card to Monday nights at the Stampede. Not only do you secure your spot for fantastic nights of dancing, but you can also get your own pair of elegant dance shoes absolutely free! Your choice of Ladies Sandals or Men's Ballroom style shoes shown below. (OR you can get some Denver Westies swag, if shoe's aren't your thing).

Our dance shoes are specially selected for both their style and comfort, ensuring you can dance the night away without a hitch. This offer isn't just about adding another pair of shoes to your collection; it's about valuing your commitment to dance. 

HOW TO CLAIM: Claiming your free dance shoes is simple. Start by purchasing your punch card ($120 for Wed and $200 for Mon) from our door person on Wednesday/Monday night, try on the display shoes to get your shoe size (in EU sizes), and let the door person record down your shoe size. We can then bring your shoes the following week for you.

Ladies Sandals

The ladies style sandals or “practice Cuban heels’ are a core shoe that will serve you well for not only WCS but your other dance styles as well. They provide a small lift while still allowing you to “anchor” / settle your weight back. The front straps also allow comfort not found in closed toe shoes. These shoes are the “gold standard” for women’s shoes for West Coast Swing. They are used from newcomer through Champion level.

Dance shoes are supposed to fit tight. Your big toe should line up with the front edge of the shoe. Most of the straps should be in contact with your skin. The top strap goes around your foot, not your ankle. Also remember these shoes will stretch out overtime and form to your foot.

Men’s Ballroom Shoe

Dance shoes with heels are very popular for competitions and social dancing in the West Coast swing genre. These men’s standard ballroom shoe (also known as Oxford, or smooth shoe) works very well for various occasions and floors, with a Low, wide heel which offers more stability and good weight transfer into the heel.

Dance shoes should fit tighter than your street shoes. Your toe should almost touch the front of the shoe. If you leave too much space in the toe, the soft leather will permanently curl from repetitive bending every time you roll your foot.

Ladies Dance Boots

Our Ladies Dance Boots are a stunning addition to any dancer's wardrobe, offering an exquisite blend of style and functionality. Ideal for West Coast Swing and a variety of other dance genres, these boots are crafted to enhance your performance while ensuring maximum comfort. These boots provide excellent support and flexibility. The heel is optimally sized to allow for fluid movement and graceful weight transitions, making them perfect for both practice and performance.

Dance boots should fit snugly without constricting movement. Your toes should gently touch the end of the boot without feeling cramped. Remember, the boots will contour to your feet over time, offering a custom, comfortable fit.

Men's Dance Sneakers

Our Men's Dance Sneakers are the perfect choice for dancers who prioritize both comfort and agility. These sneakers offer excellent floor contact and flexibility, enabling swift and precise movements. The cushioned sole provides the right amount of bounce and support for dynamic footwork. Constructed with high-quality materials, these sneakers ensure both durability and comfort. The breathable design keeps your feet cool, allowing you to focus on your dance rather than your footwear. For the best fit, choose a size that allows your toes to move comfortably while still ensuring a snug fit. The sneaker should feel secure without squeezing your foot. As with all dance shoes, expect a slight stretching as they mold to the shape of your feet over time.

DISCLAIMERLimit availability. While supplies last. No substitution will be provided. We expressly disclaim any liability or responsibility for the product or it’s use. Terms and conditions can change at any time.By participating, each participant agrees to (a) abide by these terms and the decisions of Denver Westies, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this giveaway; and (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Denver Westies, promotional partners, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind. Any products or services available are provided on an “as is, with all faults” and “as available” basis without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including without any and all warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, or non-infringement, which are specifically disclaimed. We, our employees, agents, third-party content providers, and service partners shall not be liable for any loss resulting from or arising out of any use of these products.