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Etiquette

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A Guide for Dancers Commenting on Online Posts

Etiquette

I have a problem: I am far too easily attracted to online debates. My frequent desire to leave long comments is part of why I started this blog. On a whole, blogging tends to be a much more constructive alternative to…

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The Cologne Problem

Beginner-Friendly, Etiquette, Social Dancing

Recently, a gracious leader asked me to dance. We got into close hold, and the connection was lovely. But, within 3 seconds in close hold, I had to walk away from the dance. He was wearing so much cologne that I could feel my…

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Men: Manage Your ‘Joystick’

Beginner-Friendly, Etiquette

This past weekend, I was having an enjoyable dance with a guy. The dance was smooth and relatively connected.  He moved into a closer hold, and the dance suddenly became distinctly unenjoyable for one reason: His “joystick”. On my leg….

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Boundary Setting 101

Beginner-Friendly, Etiquette, Social Dancing

Social Dancing: the perfect space for safe, physical contact with partners. The place where it’s OK to be super close to your partner, with no romantic or sexual inclinations. For most people who have been social dancing for a long…

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Good Intentions..?

Etiquette, Health & Safety, Social Dancing

Have you ever intentionally hurt or made someone uncomfortable while you were social dancing? (No? That’s what I thought) Now the trickier one… have you ever felt like someone intentionally hurt or made YOU uncomfortable while you were social dancing…