If you do not normally wear heels, then its good to start with a lower heel. If you are used to wearing very high heels then I reccommend 3 – 3 1/2 heel. Not all heels are the same! The WIDER the heel, the higher you can go, because you will have a wider heel to balance on. My first pair of dance shoes had a 2 1/2” heel. Then i moved to a 3” heel. Moving to the 3” was painfull! Now I normally wear 3.5 -4” heel. Higher than 4” are my argentine tango shoes. Look for the article concerning heel height coming soon!