DANCE FLOOR ETIQUETTE
Dance floor etiquette is all about common sense and common courtesy.
Bad manners on the dance floor can spoil the enjoyment for other dancers.
Follow the simple rules below to ensure a good time is had by all.
|Never carry food or drinks onto the dance floor.
|Always listen to the DJ to designate the dance and to 'count in'
|Never walk through a line of dancers to cross the floor, walk round or wait.
|Always encourage and support beginners. It only takes a few kind words to make a new friend
|Never stand on the floor to talk, if music is playing go off the dance floor to chat.
|Always go to the front when starting off a dance. Others can then line up behind you.
|Never start another dance unless there is plenty of room and you sense it is acceptable
|Always be gracious and apologise when caught in a 'bump' even if it was not your fault.
|Never hog floor space, If the floor is full take small steps and watch for collisions
|Always replace drinks you accidentally knock over and apologise
|Never stop in the middle of a dance to teach, as you'll be in the way. Go off the dance floor to teach.
|Always leave the outside edge of the dance floor clear for partner and couple dancers.
|Never let your feet, knees, arms or elbows become dangerous weapons on the dance floor
|Always give way to dancers around the outside of the floor
|Never show off, turbo spins, high kicks and jumps can put people off YOU
|Always show appreciation. Applaud live acts, instructors and DJ's, they work hard for you.
And finally, keep your head up, smile and enjoy yourself.