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How Hard Can It Be - Not Dancing...Attitude?

How hard can it be? No, not dancing, we already know the answer to that one. This tip of the week is about attitude.
Sometimes it seems that those connected with dancing go out of their way to be obnoxious, difficult and downright annoying.

This attitude seems to infect not only the dancers, but instructors, studio owners, event directors, and many others involved with dancing. Thankfully this behavior is often balanced out by happy people.

If you are an instructor who has developed a very un-helpful condescending attitude toward students you will eventfully have to change or lose business. The same goes for those who run events and competitions. No one wants to have a bad time and pay dearly for it to boot. If you are a social dancer some think you are at the bottom of the hierarchy of dancing. Let your attitude prove them wrong.

1. Don't be a know it all. When others have a suggestion listen.
2. Try to be pleasant to others and smile. Remember what "Social" means.
3. Thank your partner, thank your host, thank your fellow dancers and lastly thank God for your ability.
4. Be confident without being smug. Nice but not condescending.
5. Pay attention to those around you. Migrate toward the positive people and away from the negative ones.
6. Every day, work on your social habits.
7. Pay attention to your speech and body language. Don't project the wrong image.
8. Dance as though those around you are your friends - don't be the one who dominates the dance floor space...


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What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
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