Lots of us are missing our dance fix. At this point in time, courtesy of COVID-19, many dance studios, clubs, and restaurants are closed. Therefore, if you want to dance, you might have to dance on the carpet at home. The problem with that is, it’s a bad idea to dance on a carpet. Whether you’re into Ballroom, Latin, Hip Hop, Swing, or Ballet, it doesn’t matter. The thing is, dancing turns and spins on a carpet can cause injuries. With this in mind, if it’s your only option, you’re gonna have to pass. Or…
…try a pair of DanceSocks, the over-sneaker socks for dancing on carpeted floors.
DanceSocks to the rescue.
Maybe you heard about DanceSocks for Hard, Smooth Floors. When you have to dance in sneakers, they make it safer and more comfortable. According to their website, “The DanceSocks were created out of the need to easily twist and turn in sneakers for dance & dance fitness. Sneakers grip floors limiting movement, causing injury to ankles and knees. Not anymore using The DanceSocks! Stop sticking. Pivot freely. Dance better.”
To make a good thing even better, they introduced DanceSocks for Carpeted Floors.
Not only are they a brilliant idea, but they’re also:
- Unisex and will stretch to fit a man’s size 14 sneaker,
- Available in 8 colors,
- Easy to clean.
Why should we wear DanceSocks when we dance on a carpet?
Knees, hips, and ankles are susceptible to injury when the sole of the shoe or sneaker doesn’t have the proper amount of slip. To be sure, wearing DanceSocks for Carpeted Floors over your sneakers will help you avoid the stress of torquing and sticking that can result in things like torn meniscus and hip or ankle pain.
Not only will you be safer, but you’ll be better able to execute turns, spins, and pivots, too.
Use the full-coverage socks only when you dance on a carpet.
They’re made to be used on the carpet. Tread carefully if you choose to wear them on a hard floor. They’re kind of slick so be sure to take very small steps right under your body, like you’re walking on ice. Of course, you could just take them off when you go to the kitchen to get a drink.
Not for dancers only.
Dancing may not be the only activity you’re doing on your carpet. (Get your mind out of the gutter, lol). Clearly, DanceSocks for Carpet is a lifesaver for anyone who enjoys dance fitness activities such as Zumba. In addition, martial artists benefit, as well. Whether you do Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, or Tai Chi, practice your kicks, spins, and stances at home knowing your joints will be safe.
If you’re curious to know “What Sport Makes You a Better Dancer?”, this Dance Safari post has the answer.
It’s good to know that there’s a way for you to practice even when you’re stuck at home with no choice but to dance on carpet. So, don’t hesitate to check out some online classes, or join your studio’s Zoom class or party. For just a few bucks you can slip on your socks and get back to what you love the most – dancing!