How to Choose Beginner Heels 

Beginner heels are perfect for newbies because they’re not too high or too low, and they’ll help you learn how to walk in them without tripping. If you’re starting to explore the world of heels, it’s important to start with something easy. Plus, they can be dressed up or down, so there’s no wrong way to wear them.


Picking the Right Pair

First, you have to find the right shoes to dance in, and this usually takes a bit of trial and error to find what works for you. Heels that have laces and sit above the ankles are a great choice so that you can adjust them as necessary, and they will give you extra support.

 For beginner heels, opt for a chunkier, lower heel when first learning how to dance in heels. 

But to give your legs a nice line, the goal is to eventually be able to dance in a four-inch stiletto heel. We know it seems daunting – but with enough patience and practice, you’ll get there! 

 That said, it’s important for you to feel secure and ready to groove confidently, so pick a heel that’s right for you!

 Whether you’re a trained dancer or want to feel more like JLo on the dance floor, people worldwide are clamoring to learn how to dance in heels. 

It’s sexy, empowering, and oozes confidence, so it’s no wonder that so many want in on the action.

Here, we’re going over how to start dancing in heels to help take you from Bambi to Beyonce.

Walking in Heels

Walking in Heels – From Cat Rendic’s Beginner Heels Program 

Learning to walk in heels is the first step (get it?) toward learning how to dance in heels. Feeling sexy and powerful in your walk is essential – and it’s not as easy as it looks.

Beginner heels
Beginner heels

 Let’s begin with a basic exercise: Starting on a slope, create an “S” shape with your body by sitting on your hips. Step forward onto a turned-out foot, toes pointing at a 30-degree angle. It’s normal to feel stiff when you first do this, so focus on relaxing and letting your hips and shoulders move naturally.

Stay grounded by dragging your toes through that bevel position after each step. Remember – you’re in heels! It’s OK if you’re doing the wobble at first.

Hitting a Pose

Few things make a dancer feel more powerful than a good pose. Heels choreography often has moments to pose built in to create pictures with clean, beautiful lines. It’s all about empowerment and confidence.

 Our number one piece of freestyle dancing advice – don’t overthink it! The same goes for posing since the whole point is to strike a pose that feels right in the moment.

 A good starting point is to consider whether you’ll keep your knees straight or bend them in plié. Bumping your hips to one side on straight or bent knees can create a sexy pose.

 Then, playfully add your arms and hands to the mix – crossed on the chest, draped overhead, or proudly on your hips – and you’ll soon find all kinds of poses that feel good in your body.


Sensual Movements Dancing in heels is a lot more than just walking and posing (duh). Throughout both heels choreography and freestyle, more flowy, sensual movements get incorporated into the dance. 

Try this exercise for size: Begin by swinging your hips from side to side and practicing your hip rolls, trying both with either bent or extended knees. Focus on how smoothly you can make this movement happen with no hard stops or cramps in your body.

 Using your fingertips to touch your body is also a beautiful way to transition through movements, and body rolls are another classic move in heels classes.

For more support, feel free to bend through those knees during your sensual moves! Turning in Heels Before we get into it, let’s talk about spotting. Focusing your eyes on the same spot in front of you keeps you from getting dizzy and allows you to reorient yourself quickly at the end of a turn. To practice spot, keep your eyes facing forward during a turn until the very last moment before whipping your head around to once again focus on the same spot.

In a three-step turn (or a chain turn if you have dance training), you take three steps to turn yourself around while moving forward. Your arms can move naturally here but make sure to spot them!

Three-Step Turn 

Being confident walking in Beginner heels is handy when attempting three-step turns, so if you have difficulty turning, take more time to build up your walking first.

 Another basic turn you might come across in a heels class is a drag turn or pencil turn. As you turn toward your standing leg, your free leg drags behind you on the floor. Imagine the toe of that free foot drawing a circle around your standing leg as you turn.

Beginner heels
Beginner heels

 Since you’ll be rotating on one leg for your drag turn, activating your core is extra important. And again – don’t forget to spot it!

 Whether you’re brand new to dance classes or coming back to basics to brush up on your skills, there’s always value in learning the fundamentals. When the time comes, a deep understanding of these beginner steps is the only way to nail more advanced choreography.

 So, are you ready to put it all together?


Check out our online dance classes with Cat Rendic in her Heels Program for more on how to dance in heels. She’ll demonstrate all these moves (and more!) before taking you through your first heels combo. 

How to Transition From Flats to Heels 

It is important to keep your movements smooth and controlled when transitioning from flats to heels.

Here are a few tips to help ease the transition: 

Start by wearing your flats for a day or two before wearing heels. These will give your feet time to adjust and increase confidence when wearing heels. 

Wear fitted shoes when you first start wearing heels. Heels should fit snugly against your foot but not so tight that they cause pain.

If the heel feels too tight, you can always take it off and try again later. 

Make sure that your posture is correct when you are wearing heels. 

Keep your shoulders back, chin up, and hips relaxed. 

You will achieve a taller look if you keep these basic postural guidelines in mind while wearing heels!

Beginner heels
Beginner heels


Beginner heels are a great way for women to wear high heels. They are comfortable and stylish and can be worn for formal and informal events. These heels come in various colors and styles, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. So if you want to add a little glamour to your look, start with these heels!

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