Dance Etiquette at Social Graces
at Social Graces focuses on creating an enjoyable and supportive atmosphere for all students.
“Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential.”
— Will Cuppy
To enhance your class experience, consider the following guidelines, which are based on common courtesy and fostering a positive learning environment:
1. Line Of Dance: Familiarize yourself with Latin and Smooth dance styles. Smooth dances travel counterclockwise around the room, maintaining an oval shape about four or five feet from the wall.
2. New Faces: As a welcoming dance studio, we encourage students to be friendly and mannerly toward newcomers. Acting as ambassadors, we strive to make everyone’s experience pleasant and enjoyable.
3. Correcting Your Partner: Allow the instructor to teach and correct all students. More experienced dancers should be patient and supportive with beginners, rather than critiquing them.
4. Asking For A Dance: Both men and women can invite others to dance, regardless of their relationship status. If you must decline a dance invitation, remember to reject the dance, not the person.