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(01/16/2009 wh)

New Dancers and "learning" dancers

During a recent lesson I told the men that if they didn't treat the ladies right the ladies wouldn't want to dance with them.

Although a little exaggerated, not making the ladies feel comfortable while dancing will certainly make you very un-popular as a dancer. That goes for the ladies as well. A little bit of flattery goes a long way with us guys. Make us feel like you enjoy dancing with us and we will ask you again.

It was brought to my attention that if you are just learning to dance it is just too difficult to try and learn without making mistakes. It's hard for the ladies and even harder for the men.

If you are a more experienced dancer try to be patient with someone new and learning. They are sure to make mistakes and repeat them many times in order to learn. Just because a new dancer makes mistakes is no reason to avoid them. Try to dance with and help a new dancer no matter what your level of experience.

Something to think about:

1. Beginning dancer. Knows nothing.

2. Intermediate dancer. Knows everything. Too good to dance with beginners.

3. Hotshot dancer. Too good to dance with anyone.

4. Advanced dancer. Dances everything. Especially with beginners.

**********The "Prime Directive" of dancing SHOULD be:  MAKE IT FUN!!

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