I want to start a social dance! What are the first tools and costs to buy?

You may think that ballroom dancing is something that older people learn. However, recently, the attention of young people is increasing.

The TV program "Masahiro Nakai's Smiles on Friday" featured comedian Kintaro challenging ballroom dancing.

In addition, the ballroom dance-themed manga "Welcome to the Ballroom" has sold over 1 million copies and was animated in 2017.

Due to the influence of these programs and manga, the number of people in their 20s who are interested in ballroom dancing is increasing.

So, for those who are thinking "I want to start ballroom dancing!"

"But ballroom dancing seems to cost money."

"Do I have to prepare a lot of tools?"

Some people may feel that.

This time, we will introduce the tools that beginners of ballroom dancing want to have first, and the costs.

Dance shoes

Ballroom dancing starts with buying dance shoes.

Recently, the number of cheap shoes is increasing, and some can be bought for less than 5,000 yen.

There will be cheaper dance shoes available online.

However, not limited to ballroom dancing, fit is important for dance shoes.

Therefore, we recommend that you try it on at an actual store instead of online shopping.

You can find a store near you by searching for "○○ (city name) ballroom dance shoes" on a search engine.

The staff at the store are professionals who handle ballroom dance equipment.

Therefore, we will prepare dance shoes that are perfect for you according to your budget and size.

In addition, it should be noted

"Determine whether to learn ballroom dancing in the atmosphere of a trial lesson"

Some people may say.

It's a waste of dance shoes to buy for that one lesson and leave it in the closet.

Depending on the circle or classroom, dance shoes may be lent for trial lessons, so we recommend that you contact us.

Lesson wear

In the lesson

"I have to wear this"

In most cases, there is no clear rule.

However, the clothes you usually wear can be difficult to move or become sticky due to sweat.

For this reason, we recommend that you wear comfortable and breathable clothing (such as a T-shirt and jersey) for the trial lesson.

After you start learning ballroom dancing, buy special clothing for the lesson.

  • male

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  • Female



There are many clothes such as.

The upper and lower costs are about 2000 to 3000 yen.

People have different places to buy, such as ballroom dance goods stores, sporting goods stores, and UNIQLO.

Also, since there are many types of lesson wear these days,

"What kind of design should I buy?"

You may be wondering.

This also varies from person to person, but I feel that many people wear dark-colored lesson wear such as black and dark gray.

Especially in the black lesson, the body line is tight and looks beautiful.

However, it is important to keep your motivation high and practice in the lessons.

To that end, look for lesson wear with your favorite design.

Heel cover

Unlike men's dance shoes, women's ballroom dance shoes have heels.

The heels of dance shoes can hurt the floor unexpectedly.

In some studios, you can't dance with dance shoes that don't have heel covers.

Therefore, women should purchase heel covers along with their dance shoes and lesson wear.

There are two types of heel covers, one that sticks to the heel of shoes like tape, and the other that fits in a cap.

The cost of the heel cover is

・ Tape-like around 300 yen

・ Cap shape less than 1000 yen

That's about it.


Once you start learning, you will have more opportunities to perform ballroom dancing at events and competitions.

Costumes are a must-have item at such times.

Many ballroom dance costumes are gorgeous, so it may have the image of "social dance = costly".

Of course, there are also ballroom dance dresses that cost more than 100,000 yen if you look up.

However, in reality, some costumes can be purchased for less than 10,000 yen.

The cost will vary depending on the design, but you will be able to find your favorite outfit because there are many types of items that cost less than 10,000 yen.

There is also a ballroom dance costume rental shop.

You can rent costumes there for a few thousand yen each time, so it might be a good idea to try such a service as well.


This time, we have introduced the tools to prepare when starting ballroom dancing and the estimated cost.

・ Dance shoes 15,000 yen

・ Lesson wear 6000 yen

・ Heel cover 1000 yen

・ Costume 10,000 yen

So, a total of 32000 yen is a guide.

The sum of this and the enrollment fee and lesson fee is the cost of starting a ballroom dance.

The lesson fee varies depending on the classroom and the circle, but it can be said that the initial cost of ballroom dancing is 50,000 to 60,000 yen in total.

If you start ballroom dancing,

・ Your posture becomes beautiful

・ Expand friendship

・ Lack of exercise is resolved

There is such an effect.

Why don't you take this opportunity to start ballroom dancing?

Click here for the ballroom dance community club for international beginners in Ginza

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