Simone Carabellese & Lucia Cafagna

Simone Carabellese & Lucia Cafanga - International Dance Shoes 


DANCE: Amateur Ballroom | PARTNERS SINCE: May 2005 | REPRESENT: Italy | PLACES OF BIRTH: Simone: Livorno, Italy | Lucia: Livorno, Italy | BASED: Livorno, Italy.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Youth Italian A Vice-Champions; 3rd National Championships 2014/15; Italian Vice-Champions 2016; 2nd in Youth A German Open Championships; Semi-Finalists in Under 21 International Championships, London; Finalists German Open Championships Rising Stars; Winners of German Open Championships Adult A.

CHOSEN SHOES: Simone: 'Contra Pro' | Lucia: 'ICS SuperStar SingleStrap' (Click the shoe names to view)


FAVOURITE DANCE: Simone: Quickstep | Lucia: Slowfox.

FAVOURITE COMPETITION/VENUE: Simone: German Open Championships & Blackpool Dance Festival | Lucia: German Open Championships & Blackpool Dance Festival.

BEST MOMENT OF YOUR CAREER: We use to say that the best is yet to come!

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A COMPETITION: We try to be ready for all competition at the same way, we believe that the best preparation start in the dance floor in our studio practicing our technique and having lessons with our teachers. Another aspect very important is the preparation of our body in the gym where weekly we are followed by a personal trainer. At last but not the least all the details as dresses, make up, hair style, tail-suit, shoes must be perfect. 

HOW TO RELAX AFTER A COMPETITION: We use the day after competition to relax, often are the days that we travel back home or we move to other cities.

MOST RESPECTED OPPONENT COUPLE: Honestly we are concentrated to improve our dance and we believe that the only person to beat is ourselves.

ADVICE FOR ANY YOUNG DANCER READING THIS: Never give in to the temptation to try a shorter road to reach the success, Who arrives alone with their legs always has the longest road.

DANCE WORLD ICON/INSPIRATION: Simone: Mirko Gozzoli and Fabio Selmi. | Lucia: Mirko Gozzoli Karen Hilton.


WHY CHOOSE INTERNATIONAL DANCE SHOES?: To be sponsored by International Dance Shoes it has always been a dream because we love the quality and the care of the details that this brand use for the dance shoes.

WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES OF A DANCE SHOE?: As everyone know almost every dancer stay for a big part of the day in the dance shoes so it's very important that we not feel pain after a long day.

YOU'VE VISITED OUR FACTORY BEFORE, WHAT DID YOU THINK?: We hope to can visit the International Dance Shoes factory as soon as possible, we are so exited to see how the dance shoes take life!


FAVOURITE SPORT AWAY FROM DANCE: Simone: I love Tennis and I like to play Football with friends also | Lucia: I like Volleyball, but another passion is for horses and I hope in the future I can spend more time on this

FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION: Simone: I love New York, Melbourne, Shanghai & Thailand | Lucia: Maldives are my first choice but I really like Philippines and Singapore.

FAVOURITE FILM: Simone: Rocky, Blow, I am Legend | Lucia: 50 Shades of Grey!

FAVOURITE MUSIC ACT/ARTIST: Simone: Stevie Wonder, Michael Buble, Jovanotti | Lucia: Michael Buble, Jovanotti, Michael Jackson

INTERESTING FACT: Simone: I don't know if it is really interesting but one fact that not many people know about me is that I like to have everything under control and before I do anything I always am checking the times. | Lucia: I am really afraid of spiders! That is really my nightmare!


Simone & Lucia offer lessons at SpazioDanza Italia and you can book lessons via email - (Simone) and (Lucia). They are available for lessons, shows, demonstrations and work shops.


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Photography Credits:

Main Sponsors Page - Roberta Mugnai (Click here)

Header Image - Roberta Mugnai (Click here)