Social Dance Etiquette
Respect yourself, your partner, and those around you.
No teaching on the
social dance floor
Social dances are to dance what you know, try new things, and for having fun. Please refrain from teaching, critiquing, or providing feedback on the social dance floor unless specifically requested.
Ask people to dance
If you would like to dance with someone - take the initiative and invite them to dance. Do so politely. No need sit around and wait for someone to ask you.
You can say "no"
Everyone has the right to say "no" to a dance, for any reason, at any time. In most cases the reason isn't personal. Smile graciously and bow out.
We've all got that swing bug, but germs are not something we need to share. If you are sick, please wear a mask or do not attend the dance. If you need to sneeze or cough - do so in your emlow, not your hand, and wash your hands immediately. Use hand sanitizer frequently.
Thank your partner
Thank your partner for the dance when the song ends. Of course, you're always welcome to ask them for another dance!
Be aware of your surroundings
Both partners should take responsibility protecting themselves and each other during the dance,be prepared to stop in case of a possible collision.
If you accidentally kick, hit, or unintentionally touch someone inappropriately while dancing, apologize. If a person consistently dances in a dangerous way, bring it to a staff member's attention.
No aerials or dips
Aerials and dips are not allowed on the social dance floor. No exceptions.
Maintain good personal hygiene!
Shower before a dance, bring deodorant, and use breath mints as needed. Also, wear minimal or refrain from wearing perfume in a social dance setting.
If something doesn't feel right, speak up! We are all here to have fun. Enjoy yourself and do your best to make the evening fun for others as well.