It is not 100% necessary to buy shoes; however, having the correct form of footwear is always beneficial in dancing classes.

Irish Dancing

For Irish dancing, we use both light shoes (also called poms or ghillies) and heavy/hard shoes in all classes, including Beginners.

If you do not have dancing shoes, athletic shoes (trainers/runners) can be worn.

Irish dancing shoes can be purchased at Fays Dance Shoes (Upper Dorset St, Dublin 1), Dimensions Dancewear (Drumcondra Road) or Dance World (various locations).

Sean-Nós Dancing

For sean-nós dancing, any shoe with a hard sole and low heel will do.

Some dancers prefer to wear set dancing shoes (hard leather soles) or tap shoes (steel pieces on the heels and toes). It's also possible to attach taps to a pair of shoes that you may already own.

If you are joining the class as a Beginner, please wear shoes without taps - a pair of brogues, ‘work shoes,’ or low-heeled boots will work!

Please do not wear runners, high heels, flats, or Irish dancing shoes (hard shoes), as these are unsuitable for sean-nós dancing.