What to Wear to Class


What to Wear to Class

Women:

  • To begin your classes, wear a hard soled, enclosed and low heeled [1 inch] or flat shoe. Please no sandals, sneakers, high heels or bare feet. We have a locker full of second-hand flamenco shoes [San Francisco studio ONLY] available for new students to borrow during the class hour, if they fit.
  • If you wish to purchase shoes, please see [below] what we recommend. Proper shoes will make a difference in your studies!
  • When buying shoes, please purchase shoes with nails on the heel and toe.
  • Attire: A leotard or comfortable top and long full skirt or pants are OK to begin your classes.

Men:

  • Hard soled shoes, comfortable pants and shirt to dance in.

Where to Purchase

Attire:

  • Sketsamoda: Cute and inexpensive skirts and more! Local seamstress Kris has some items pre-made and more made-to-order. By appointment, please email: sketsamoda@yahoo.com

Women’s Shoes:

When buying shoes, please purchase shoes with nails on the heel and toe. It’s best to get the 5cm (or 5.5cm, depending on brand) heel or lower for the best comfort and stability.

  • San Francisco Dancewear
    Location: 659 Mission St. /near 3rd St., San Francisco
    Phone #415-882-7087. They carry women’s flamenco shoes, children’s sizes can be ordered [no men’s boots]. They sell a variety of skirts and leotards. When buying shoes, please purchase shoes with nails on the heel and toe.
  • Dancer De Jour
    1283 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone # 650-321-4000. They carry women’s beginner flamenco shoes. When buying shoes, please purchase shoes with nails on the heel and toe.
  • Menkes/Americas
    Beginner through professional level flamenco shoes, made in Spain. Online ordering, or for questions, contact the New York City store ~ 1-212-541-8401 or When buying shoes, please purchase shoes with nails on the heel and toe. 
  • Flamenco West
    Professional grade flamenco shoes made in Spain by Senovilla. They also carry flamenco clothing and accessories. When buying shoes, please purchase shoes with nails on the heel and toe.

Men’s Boots:

The Mexican Folkloric boot is our suggestion for men and boys.