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  (01/16/2009 wh)

Be aware of dancers around you

Fortunately social dancing involves more than just you and your partner. We always pray that we have plenty of room on the floor but, often we have either too much room, and it doesn't feel much like a social event or, we have too little room and it begins to get very close. Crowded or not, there comes a time during the dance that the couples need to watch out for others around them. We have observed many couples that do a poor job of this. Like the erratic driver on the freeway, the erratic couple on the floor may be in the minority but their presence affects all those around them. Here is a few hints for you social dancers:

1. Familiarize yourself with one of the dance floor etiquette diagrams. Our website has one under the dance tips #1

2. Men, you are the driver, pay attention to where you are going.

3. Plan ahead. Don't start a pattern knowing you cannot finish it without crashing into another couple.

4. Keep your choreographed routine off the social floor unless you are skilled enough to insert some emergency moves.

5. Ladies, you have some responsibility also. The man cannot see behind. Keep a lookout and give his hand a squeeze if you are on a collision course.

6. DON'T BACK UP WITHOUT LOOKING BEHIND YOU.

All this boils down to some common sense about social dancing. Just be conscious of the others on the floor around you.

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