Ouch! If you do happen to bump, kick, or otherwise strike another person, remember
to acknowledge it, apologize for it, and give a humble smile and keep
please NO AERIALS except in jam sessions or competitions! Aerials are
those moves where a partner is lifted off the floor...obviously these
are not things you want to do in a crowded space, and run the risk of
must turn someone down, ask for a rain check. This keeps it from being
an outright rejection. Then, later in the evening, TAKE THE RAIN CHECK!
This let's them know that you don't just use rain checks as a euphemism
for rejecting them.
are sitting a dance out and have just asked someone for a rain check,
please don't dance with someone else on that song. We wish that this went
without saying, too, but...just remember how lousy you'd feel if someone
turned you down for a dance and thirty seconds later, you saw them dancing
with someone else.
As dancers, we often get so caught up in the dancing or our
partners that we forget that sometimes there are actual live musicians
providing us with the music! They are an extremely vital part of a good
dance. Show them some appreciation!
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