Think about your partner

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Partner dancing is a social contract: You care about me and I care about you. This is the social part of the social experience of partner dancing.

Smile!

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Partner dancing is all about laughing, smiling, and having fun. You know the saying, “Dance like nobody is watching?” Smile like everyone is watching!

Core strength is the base of balance

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Core strength is the base of balance and body control, which is what dancing is all about. Your dance partner is not responsible for your balance–you are!

Hygiene is very important

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This should go without saying but we’re saying it anyway–you should smell good for your dance partner and they should smell good for you.

Look but don’t stare

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It’s yucky when your dance partner does everything to avoid looking at you so don’t do it to them either–partner dancing is a partnership!

Dance with at least 3 people

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The more people you dance with, the more versatile you will be as a dancer. Adapting to different styles and movements is great for your mind and your body!

Hand-to-Hand connection

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Connection is important in a follow-and-lead partnership so make sure yours is constant, but neither of you should need a chiropractor after class!

Mints, Mints, Mints!

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Partner dancing is a close-contact social experience. Make sure your sense of smell and that of your partner is pleasant.