3) Correcting Your Partner – Sometimes well-meaning, more experienced dancers will try to help or correct beginning students. It can be a frustrating and upsetting experience, and should be ignored by the newer student. All students, regardless of experience level, should let the instructor teach and correct. To the more experienced dancers, sometimes it is better to be quiet than to be right, especially in a lesson where learning is happening. We all know that it is easier to dance with an experienced dancer, but those experienced dancers may be the ones who are the most prone to critique others. So, be nice, be patient, try to make your partner comfortable, and do your best to have fun dancing with students of all skill levels.
4) Asking For A Dance – In today’s society, it is acceptable for a man or a woman to ask any other person to dance. Students at Social Graces also realize that if you are asking someone to dance, you are not asking for a date, so it is acceptable to dance with single people or someone who is part of a couple. If you are going to refuse a dance for whatever reason, please keep in mind that you are rejecting the dance, and not the person. So, if someone asks you to dance the foxtrot, and you refuse, don’t dance that foxtrot with someone else!
5) Bumping Into People – It happens! No matter what your skill level, this will happen to you at some time. Simply stop for the moment, apologize, and then go back to dancing.