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by Eden (subscribe)
Eden is a freelance writer on the Sunshine Coast, though travels and writes about events, places, people and community on invitation just about anywhere, especially if it's to support a cause...
Published October 26th 2014
Happy feet with dancing shoes

"Put on your dancing shoes,

And dance away your blues…."

The lyrics of Cliff Richard say it all!

Whether you hear the music, or whether you are simply hearing it in your head, dancing is best described as the vertical way to enjoy what may be your horizontal dream.

You may think I jest, though whether you are dancing a slow waltz, sexy salsa, or swaying to the swing, seemingly floating across the floor is one of the best pleasures you can have on your feet.

It's always handy to have the shoes that will make it look as though you are light as a feather as you glide across the dance floor. If you are looking for great dancing shoes I suggest you check out Durrant Shoes, launched in Melbourne several years ago, with a mission to make shoes available affordably to those who like to dance, and filling a niche in the dance shoes market nicely.

Local Bli Bli resident Doreen Fair has danced for most of her life. Six years ago, she purchased a pair of Durrant Dance Shoes when the Melbourne based company were doing a promotion in Queensland at the time. "The shoes are made so well that I am still wearing them!" says Doreen. She liked the shoes so much, a year later Doreen became the Sunshine Coast representative for Durrant Dance Shoes as a hobby, and five years on is fitting more dance shoes than ever.

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Doreen's favourite hobby when she's not working is to show dancing shoes to dancers everywhere

"Dancers are able to have a personalised fitting from my home. I have developed a large group of devoted ladies who have compared Durrant Dance Shoes with other brands and keep coming back," says Doreen proudly.

"A business doesn't last unless the product is great quality, comfortable and affordable. I attend Dance weekends around the state, and other functions taking the Durrant Dance Shoes current range, I find it's a great way to expose dancers to different styles of shoes.

"We have seen suppliers come and go but Yvonne, who is the director of Durrant Dance, also designs shoes, so we have lots of unique styles. For instance, with the heat in Queensland, a lot of ladies' ankles swell. She has designed a style that has the strap over the arch of the foot, rather than the ankle. Bunions are not a problem either as we cater for wider fittings. You have to check for arch support, double padding, leather lining and stitching on the straps. I am a dancer and well know the importance of comfort!

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Dancing shoes to suit all styles

Yvonne and her sister Marianne have developed this mobile dancing shoe business, in a relaxed and unique shopping environment, drawing on more than 35 years' experience dancing and choreographing, they offer dancing shoes of all styles, sizes and fittings to folk all over Australia.

The range includes the very best of Latin, Ballroom, Tango, Salsa, Rock'n'Roll, Swing & Jive shoes, as well as jazz and ballet, even bridal and debutante shoes, fitting the most difficult feet, from narrow to wide fittings from 200 designs.

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Durrant Dance Shoes perfect to dance the night away


Durrant shoes are specifically manufactured for the Australian and European market, with padded inner soles for fantastic comfort, leather lined ankle straps for longevity are easily adjustable, with buckle and hook style for ease and durability.

Leather lining is a feature of many of the styles on offer, allowing your foot to breathe and the shoe to mould better to the dancer's foot. Suede soles are designed to dance on any floor condition, with some suitable for outdoors as well as indoors, and they can recommend reputable shoe repairers if you need a pair 'converted' from suede to resin sole.

As stock changes rapidly there are always new styles available, though orders can be taken at any time. Ladies shoes range from size 3 – 10, and men's' from 38-50. Smaller or larger shoes can be ordered, with approximately a 3-4 week waiting period on delivery in most cases. Heels vary from 1.6 -3.5 for ladies. Men's shoes heels are ballroom (1.0) or Latin shoes with Cuban heels.

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Noosa Blue Resort's waterfall a lovely backdrop to just some of the Durrant Dance Shoes range


As the song says….put on your dancing shoes and dance away the blues.

Doreen can be contacted directly on 0414 935 671

For more information, check out www.durrantdance.com.au

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Nothing makes Doreen happier than dancing with her favourite shoes

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