Safety in Class
- Dance in lines, and try to keep them straight.
- Be aware of dancers around you. Right of way is given to those moving backwards.
- Be considerate to other dancers. If a collision occurs, a mutual apology is customary.
- Wear appropriate footwear. Boots or shoes with a solid heel and
soles that do not grip the floor are best.
See also this safety notice.
- Keep your stomping light to prevent damage to feet and joints and
so that you can hear the music!
- Remember, dancing is exercise. Make sure you get plenty to drink.
- If you need extra clarification of a step or dance pattern, ASK!
The teacher will always be happy to go over it again.
- Do not add variations during teaching unless prompted to do so.
- For safety, don't dance with your hands in pockets.
- Help others to hear by keeping noise to a minimum.
Etiquette At Socials
- Do not walk across the dance floor when a dance is in progress.
- Do not go on the dance floor with a drink in hand.
- The outside lane is for couples dancers. Do not block their progress.
- The line of dance (LOD) in the outside lane is anti-clockwise.
- Encourage and support beginners. Don't put them off with too many variations.
- Always replace any drinks you accidentally knock over.
- Never stop on the dance floor to teach. If possible, teach off the dance floor.
Keep your head up, smile and enjoy yourself!
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