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Dance Etiquette in the Ballroom

        Most instructors focus on teaching patterns and technique to beginning dancers; however, they often forget the importance of teaching the do's and don'ts of social dancing. Dance etiquette has developed over time to allow freedom of movement and expression while comfortably sharing a relatively limited dance floor area. Common sense and common courtesy are in many ways related to safety on the dance floor as dancers often move very quickly and not always with the greatest degree of control. Therefore, just as with driving an automobile, it is necessary for dancers to follow the "rules of the road". Doing this will greatly enhance your social graces and shows great respect for the dance. With a little bit of practice, you will become the sophisticated dancer that everyone will admire.

    So please read these etiquette rules carefully and try to keep them in mind the next time you go dancing.