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Okay, so yeah the title sounds dumb, but bear with me here.
I finally ponied up the $$ and bought some aris allen dance shoes (a pair of dance sneakers and a pair of captoes). Now, until now I've been dancing in a pair of All Stars, and they're comfy enough but on most floors, I can't spin or slide when I need to (thus sometimes I simply CANNOT lindy hop fast enough as I have to pick up the feet instead of slide) or at least do so efficiently.
So, while I like these shoes, I've now started having the reverse problem: I'm sliding when I don't want to (i.e. need to break). With certain follows, when I try and shift her weight with mine, it's only ME that ends up moving and in the opposite direction I wanted to move HER! OR, I've ended up "dropping myself" (just once, and it was NOT right up in front), though that was more due to me not keeping my weight properly balanced.
Anyway, I'd like to know HOW do I dance in these such that when I need to slide/spin, I can (the easy part), but when necessary I can still STOP/BREAK. My all stars are fine for breaking b/c the rubber sole really grips the floor when I put all my weight into the floor, and part of the ball of the soles are getting flatter so it's easier to spin. However, I REALLY like these AAs, but most floors around here are too fast for me, yet I see other dancers with the same shoes doing just fine. So, my natural conclusion is that I'm somehow doing something wrong.
Thus, the question: how do I dance in dance shoes.