Dance Floor Etiquette
Don't cross the dance floor with food, drinks, glasses, cigarettes etc. If you spill something, clean it up immediately.
Don't walk through a line of dancers to cross the floor. Always walk around the floor or wait. If you need to leave the floor, try to take the shortest route to the nearest side so that you don't trip anyone else up. Always try to avoid accidents.
If you arrive late or want to start dancing, wait for a dance to finish and join in at the start of the next dance to avoid causing a hazard/distraction for those already dancing.
If you are a beginner, try to dance in the middle of other dancers. Then, whichever way you turn, you will have somebody to copy. Try to develop spatial awareness and keep rows and columns neat.
Don't stand on the dance floor to chat.
If you are starting a dance, go to the front so others can get behind you.
Don’t start a different dance of your own unless there is enough room and you sense it is acceptable.
If the floor is crowded, take small steps to avoid collisions.
Dancers around the edge have right of way, so don’t make the rows too wide, form a new row. Leave the outside lane clear for couples.
Partners should stick to LOD, (anti-clockwise). Keep to the outside lane and don’t cut corners