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Shoe and apparel recommendations for all SUBSISTENCE students and faculty.

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Tap shoes

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BLOCH: Adult "Respect" Lace Up Tap Shoes

  • Great tap shoe to start with once your feet stop growing. They will last a long time for recreational practice and rehearsal

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BLOCH: Womens "Jason Samuel Smith" Lace Up Tap Shoes

  • Tap shoe for a more serious and experienced tap dancer. Great for going to college with tap classes or if you are just wanting to explore tap more!

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BLOCH: Womens "Chloe and Maud" Leather Tap Shoes

  • Tap shoe for someone who enjoys tap and wants something slightly more quality than the "Respect" Tap shoe.

  • Not as high quality as the "Jason Samuel Smiths"

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Capezio: Adult "Manhattan Xtreme" 2.5" Heel Tap Shoes

  • Standard character tap shoe. A great start to tapping with a heel.

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Miller & Ben Tap Shoes

  • A great tap shoe for an experienced tap dancer who wants a customized shoe!

  • Check out their website for more information on the history of Miller & Ben and how to get your perfect shoe!

Character Shoes

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BLOCH: Womens Splitflex 2.5" Heel Character Shoes

  • A great start to character shoes. 

  • Come in black and tan - as a Musical Theatre student, it is recommended to have both a black and tan character shoe (the "tan" hopefully matching your skin tone). But don't go buying two pairs of the same shoes before you know if you love them or not!

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SO DANCA: Womens ''Roxy'' 3" T-Strap Character Shoes

  • Another great character shoe with a more intricate strap.

  • Great for a dancer who's experienced in dancing with character shoes. The 3 inch heel will provide a new and exciting challenge!

  • Come in black and caramel

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CAPEZIO: Womens "Charlotte" 2.5" T-Strap Character Shoes

  • Another good starter shoe to the world of character heels.

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LaDuca Dance Shoes

  • For the very experienced dancer who has stopped growing, here are the character heels for you!

  • LaDucas come in a more inclusive color range!

  • If you are looking into purchasing LaDucas, email us at to figure out which style would be best for you!

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CAPEZIO: K360 - Character Oxford Shoe

  • Great quality flat character shoe. 

  • A great shoe for experienced dancers who play male-presenting roles!

  • *Available on Amazon as well as the Capezio website which are both linked below!

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