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Today's beginners will be the good dancers of tomorrow, so be nice to them and dance with them.
 

01/16/2009

DO's and DON'Ts about dancing

 

DO's and DON'Ts about dancing

A few years ago I put in my newsletter a little note about the levels of dancers. I'm not sure where I saw this but this week a few things I observed recently brought this to mind.

LEVELS OF DANCERS!

1. Beginning dancer. Knows nothing.

2. Intermediate dancer. Knows everything. Too good to dance with beginners.

3. Hotshot dancer. Too good to dance with anyone.

4. Advanced dancer. Dances everything. Especially with beginners.

We want to re-visit again this week this but look at something I have seen that is harmful to new dancers. On a few occasions I saw a beginner level man teaching a newer lady how to dance. This, in itself, would not be too bad but in both cases the men were ones that never take a dance lesson. And, they can't dance! And, they try to seek out a new lady that can't dance either but is too new to know the difference.

So, when out dancing and you see a new lady dance with them and:

DO!

1. Keep it simple

2. Keep it pleasant

3. If she goes the wrong way, let her.

4. If she doesn't get the easy move try once more with a BETTER LEAD then move on.

5. If she asks "is that right" Tell her "It worked for me"

6. Thank her for the dance.

7. Encourage her to join the next "before the dance" group class or one during the week.

8. Ask her to dance at least once more during the night and repeat the above.
 

DON'T!
1. Do not try to teach her the latest whiz bang pattern you just dreamed up.

2. Don't make her feel like a loser.

3. And if you can't understand any of the above then:

4. Don't ask her to dance again.

Fortunately, most of the men do "get it" and offer lots of encouragement to the new gals. and, if you are taking lessons, and are good at the basics, there is nothing wrong with helping a new dancer at the right time and in the right way.

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