Men: Comfortable pants
Women: If a total beginner any confortable clothing is welcome. If you are sure you want to continue with flamenco then you will need a full, ankle-length skirt.
If you would like a list of stores where to purchase flamenco attire visit the links page on our web site for online resources.
For total beginners, if your just trying flamenco for the first time we recommend any shoe with a covered toe and a thick heel no higher than 2 inches and hard sole. No stilettos, sandals, open toes, sneakers or slingback shoes. If you decide to continue with flamenco you must purchase a flamenco shoe for they have the support you need to protect your feet. The first option is a semi-profesional or student flamenco shoe. If you are in a hurry to get them they have them at sfdancewear, we recommend the Academic Solea Menkes as the cheaper choice. The next best option is flamencowest, they have a larger selection and they are based in Los Angeles. Their shoes are from Spain and they are very good about helping to get the best fit and returns are easy. Ordering from Spain can be complicated and pricy if you have to return the shoes. Keep in mind that spanish sizing varies from US sizing. Flamencowest will help you in getting the right size. If you would like to see more stores go to our links page.
Are required for beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes. They are not required for palmas class, bulerias por fiesta, bata de cola, cuadro class, or introduction to flamenco classes. Most of the time La Tania has them to sell, ask her in class, or you can purchase them at www.flamencowest.com