What makes a good social dancer?

Updated: Mar 9, 2020

What makes a good social dancer?

When we social dance (partner dance) we will interact with male and female dancers of all shapes, sizes, ages, fitness levels, abilities.

A good social dancer recognises recognise the needs and limitations of their partner and adjusts their dancing accordingly.

A good social dancer meets the needs of their partner without forcing their own style or ability upon them.

A good social dancer is thoughtful, always says yes, always thanks their partner, returns their partner safely off the dance floor and looks after them the whole time.

A good social dancer is also a nice human being, kind, polite and accommodating both on and off the dance floor.

A good leader is not too forceful.

A good follower is light on their feet.

How do you become a better social dancer?

To become a better social dancer you need to social dance. Taking weeks of lessons but never going to a social dance is the wrong way to go about it. You could be taking lessons for years before you ever become a good social dancer. But a good social dancer is someone who does just that.. Social Dance! The art of social dancing comes from getting our there and trying to dance with as many people as possible and enjoying the experience.

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Immerse yourself in the local dance scene.. Social dancers need to immerse themselves in the social dance scene. To listen to the music the DJ is playing and learn how to interpret this on the spot. You should dance with all levels of dancers, being respectful and encouraging to a beginner and making your dance as memorable as possible for them for all the right reasons, not the wrong ones.