The equipment used to perform a gumboot dance routine for spectators is very basic and will consist of the following:

- Pair of normal cotton jeans or overalls

- Pair of gumboot (Wellington boots as they used to be called)

- Shakers around the ankles for extra sounds during the dance

- Pair of rugby or other thick socks that will come up to the knee of the dancer

- Miners hat (if you really want)

- Brilliant gumboot artists that challenge one another during the routine and can also perform as one unit


The equipment used during gumboot dancing for team building or private events are similar with participants wearing their own clothing. Gumboots, socks and foot spray and powder will be supplied.