We don’t talk about height all that often. Shorter ladies tend to play around with higher and higher heels, while us tall women try to make do with our height … and even search for lower and lower (but still attractive!) heels. That is my current quest.
On Friday, I had a long night without enough sitting and resting. One song into the final tanda, all I wanted to do was kick off my shoes and dance barefoot. So I did! And, lo and behold, it fixed several things that I have been noticing about my connection with my favorite leader. We are pretty much the same height, so when I put on 3″ heels I begin to tower over him. Barefoot, it feels perfect. Except, of course, that I have no shoes on.
Last night, I brought my trusted pair of jazz shoes to start out the night. Black was not exactly the color of shoes I wanted to wear with my light-colored dress, so after that first tanda I switched into my regular heels. But that first tanda … lovely.
So now I am on a quest to find a pair of shoes that are flat or with very small heels—but shoes that are still attractive and functional for dancing. It is more than a little bit difficult. Have any other tall tangueras found a solution for this? I really want to dance in something that keeps me shorter, to improve my connection with these shorter leaders who I adore dancing with …