In last week's performance show, finalist Aaron danced with all-star Melinda, in a fantastically emotional routine the likes of which you don't often see in tap. Tap is typically more of a "happy" medium — think Gene Kelly, Bob Fosse, Gregory Hines — so it was a nice change of pace.
I love this routine. And even more than that ... I LOVE MELINDA'S PINK TAP SHOES AND I NEED SOME OF MY OWN.
Screen grabs from the YouTube video.
I couldn't find an e-mail address on her website, but there WAS a link to her Twitter feed, so I sent her a tweet to get more information on them. She told me they were Capezio K360. Capezio is a common dance shoe brand, so I figured with that information, they wouldn't be too hard to find. Heck, my current tap shoes are Capezios!
Though I have no idea what style number. I'm pretty sure I've had these since high school.
The first bit of bad news is that on the Capezio website, the K360s are $300*. Booooo. The other bit of bad news is that despite being able to find K360s in various corners of the Internet, none of them are the pink ones!!!
I have a deal with Matt that once my business reaches certain goals, I am going to buy a pair of designer shoes as a way of rewarding myself. But if I can find the pink tap shoes, I might rather buy those. THAT'S HOW SERIOUS I AM.
I'm not the best at online shopping, but I've made the rounds and have had no luck. :( Any ideas of places to search for these? Would you take tap classes? And are you going to watch the SYTYCD finale tomorrow?
*Just FYI, if you were considering taking dance classes, tap shoes come in a lot of different price points, depending on the style (slip-on, lace-up, character heels). I don't want the price of this specific style to deter anyone from taking classes. You can usually find adult tap shoes between $60-$80 on the low end, and children's shoes as low as $30. I've tried shoes from Bloch, Capezio and Coppola. It doesn't look like Coppola is that common anymore, which is okay by me, since their soft-toe shoes break WAY too easily. I would recommend both Bloch and Capezio, though obviously I've been using Capezio for approximately the last decade.