Known as “elementos flamencos” in Spanish, the following props are used in flamenco dance:

  1. el mantón – the shawl (see guide)

  2. la bata de bola – long-trail skirt (see guide)

  3. las castañuelas – the castanets (see guide)

  4. el bastón – the cane

  5. el abanico – the fan (see guide)

  6. el sombrero “cordobés” or “andalúz” – Spanish hat

The elements require special dedication. Gradually, week by week, students develop the necessary strength and technique to properly handle and master these props.