Dance etiquette! What is it,and should you follow the rules?
Dance etiquette is defined as “the set of conventional rules which govern the social behavior of social dance by its participants. Such rules include the way in which the participants should look and the way in which they approach, dance with and leave their partner.”
As time changes, social behavior tends to change as well, and so does the rules of dance etiquette. While dancing at the studio you generally don’t have to worry about these certain rules, especially the ones pertaining to competition floor etiquette since we often times are teaching so many beginners. Nonetheless, it’s still awesome knowledge every dancer should try to understand and be aware of especially for your future dance competition or ballroom social dance events where you might be around more advanced dancers. To read up on what to do in regular social situation vs. competitions read 49 Steps to Great Ballroom Etiquette, by Arthur Murray International Professional, Chris Lynam.
Once you have a better understanding, we hope it will help you feel more courage in planning big goals for your future Festival Fun plans with your dance instructor!