Balboa is my new secret dance crush. Luckily there are socials here in Oslo that I can go to every now and again. Balboa is the most elegant looking of the swing dances. I feel that part of this elegance is expressed in the balboa dancer's shoes. It could just be me but do balboa dancers generally wear fancier shoes than other dancers? I want to find out.
I have started on a personal project where I am photographing dancer's shoes. I want to see if there is a reflection of a dancer in the shoes they choose to dance in, to make a portrait of the dancer via the shoes as it were. I was inspired to start specifically shooting shoes at The Revival in Malmø, Sweden. I have since kept my eyes out for nice shoe shots since then and got a few great ones at Tap Oslo earlier this year.
I've only been to one balboa event before so I'm very excited to go to Minor Swing in Gothenburg this weekend. I’m keeping my eyes open to see if I can spot fancier shoes. I don't yet have a plan of what I'm going to do with all these shoe photos but it's definitely a shoe in for a long term project (pun intended). If you have any ideas of what you think I should do with them then please let me know in the comments below!
Edited by Daire Mac an Bhaird.