Dance Floor Etiquette
People have been asking about dance floor etiquette. Have respect for your dance friends.
The following are good reminders whether your a beginner or seasoned dancers.
Dance floor etiquette should not be viewed as a bunch of rules being forced on the dancers, but rather as a way to fully utilize the dance floor so that EVERYBODY has fun. It all boils down to just being friendly, polite and respectful to other dancers and using a little common courtesy.
If each dance is done in its proper area and if the band or the DJ provide guidance, there will be room for everyone to dance. In effect, Dance Floor Etiquette serves to increase the available dance space on the floor.
Never come onto the dance floor carrying drink, glasses, cans or lighted cigarettes.
Never stay on the floor to talk — if the music has started go off the dance floor to chat.
When dancing near beginners - be mindful and courteous and don't show off.
Don't start a different dance, unless there is plenty of room and you sense it is acceptable.
*Remember the floor is for everyone. Try to leave the outside lane clear for couple dancers.
*Those dancing around the outside lane have the right of way. Don't block their progress.
When dancing around the floor, the line of dance 'LOD' is anti-clockwise. Never dance against the LOD.
If the floor is crowded, take small steps, enjoy the company, but watch for collisions.
If you should bump into someone , it is customary to apologise whether it is your fault or not.
Should you accidentally knock over someone's drink replace it immediately.
If possible start another line rather than join one which will block the outside lanes.
Don't be tempted to stop dancing to teach, especially if there is no room. Try to teach off the floor if you can't find space.
Never walk though a line of dancers to cross the floor — always walk round the floor or wait.
Remember everyone was once a beginner, if you can dance do try to be helpful to newcomers.
When starting off the dance, go to the front so that others can fall in behind you.
And finally, keep your head up, keep smiling and enjoy yourselves.
Do & Don't Video
Be respectful of your fellow dancers.
Leave room for partners so they easily dance past.
Don't invade the line dancers by making your circle smaller and smaller. Don't purposely swoop in and hit them.
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