Our new beginners class has just started - we have eighteen enthusiastic beginners, many of whom want to buy
shoes. Our group favours the dancing ghillies, and we used to buy them from Senior / St. Andrews. Unfortunately,
he doesn´t have dancing ghillies with 3/4 soles (ballet style soles) any longer. Can anybody help? Where do you
all get your dancing ghillies?
Thank you very much, those of you who gave me some excellent tips concerning dancing music. I bought some
CDs now and I´m looking forward to using them for the first time tomorrow!
I have the information for Angel Dancewear in Canada. I will post the
information tomorrow. Note that if the teacher does the orderfor the
class, you can get school prices. The the school discount about covers
the cost of shipping. Delivery on orders takes about 3 weeks. They
carry 4 types of ghillies, including one that is a 3/4 sole. All are
manufactured on a straight last.
--Sandra Rosenau, Dayton, Ohio USA
They have 4 offerings, no princess pumps. Prices below are US dollars,
#404 Full-sole ghillies: Womens $26.95 Mens 28.95
#604 Ghillies with 3/4-sole: $22.95
#408 Ghillies, 3/4 sole, with leather loops instead of eyelets: $27.50
#406 One piece Highland-style ghillies, all glove leather: Womens $26.95
Teachers can get "school" prices, which I was told is about a 10%
discount, it's enough to pay for shipping. Shipping to the US takes about
All of these shoes are manufactured on a straight last, ie, no difference
between left and right foot, you break it in to the shape needed. #404 is
basically the same as James Sr's "Jimmy's Fancy" model, except I think
Jimmy's Fancy has a left and right shoe (?). They all have the seam up
Angel sizing runs about 1 to 1-1/2 sizes smaller than your normal
American street shoe size. They do have widths, a (narrow), b, and c
(wide). When I've sent footprints for women, the results have been
unsuccessful, the shoes come oversized. I wear street size 7 1/2, but
can fit Angel's 5-1/2 or 6 comfortably (in stockings, not socks). Men's
footprints were more successful.
--Sandra Rosenau, Dayton, Ohio, USA--