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Smile and Have Lots of Fun!

  • You may be new, shy or plain scared to get out on the dancefloor – just do it and have fun with it.  Every dancer was a beginner once.  You will find us welcoming and inclusive so jumping in and dancing is the fastest way to get good at it

Comfort and Safety

  • Take sharp keys out of your pockets

  • Do not wear sharp or protruding rings; remove watches

  • Keep your nails short

  • Stiletto heels are sharp enough to pierce a foot!  Wear dance shoes as these don’t damage the floor

  • Long hair ideally should be put up or tied – it’s not fun to be hit in the face with flying hair during turns and spins

Personal Hygiene

  • Good hygiene before and during the dance shows respect and consideration for the other dancers

  • Take a shower and brush your teeth before going to a dance.  Wear antiperspirant deodorant

  • Bring a hand towel and spare clothes if you perspire a lot while dancing

  • Drink plenty of fluids as dancing can cause dehydration, which causes a dry mouth and this can result in bad breath

  • Nobody wants to dance with someone who is smelly or unclean!!

Asking for a Dance

  • If you want to dance, just ask someone.  Yes, that includes you ladies!  No need to wait to be asked by the guys, ladies can ask guys too

  • Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, the general rule is to accept unless you need a break and in this instance it’s nice to ask for a later dance instead

On the Dancefloor

  • When not dancing stand clear of the dancefloor.  If you want to get to the opposite side walk around the edge – NOT through the dancers

  • Don’t do moves that you know your partner cannot do

  • If the floor is crowded take smaller steps and watch out for collisions

 

Lastly, thank the DJ!  If you had fun, let us know, if not, let us know that too – we are here to help you progress and have fun so your feedback is important to us!

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