#SiDI says

Wearing socks in the dance studio might not be a good idea…

The interaction of dance footwear with the floor is important: the sole of the shoe and the surface of the floor need to complement one another to avoid injury.

Similarly, working barefoot needs to have a sympathetic floor. Although many dancers love wearing socks for comfort and often think wearing them allows better technical work through the feet, it’s best not to always rely on socks. A large number of dancers regularly practicing in socks, will effectively polish the dance floor surface, resulting in slippery patches.

There is also an increased risk of tripping and slipping when wearing socks as they affect the amount of traction gained from the floor.

Ideally, the use of socks for everyday practice should be avoided, especially for inexperienced dancers and beginners.

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