Newsletter: July 6, 2010 Dance Code of Ethics and Conduct
to Dance Data !
5, 2010: Volume 2,
Happy Belated Fourth of July! Sure hope you were able to get some
dancing in 'cause after all, "My Little Darlin is a Firecracker!" I
actually spent the 4th making pickles and painting, things that have
been on my "list" for quite some time. Daggone legs have been dragging
for the past few weeks, I sure wonder when the effects of Cipro ever
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The Palm Springs Summer Dance Camp,
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Springs and we will have
a reserved table there, so if you would like to sit at our table, let
does 8 nights on board the Carnival Miracle, in the Southern
Caribbean, with stops in Grand Turk, La Romana (Dominican Republic),
Aruba, and Caracao sound? How about to that we add...........you
guessed it..........dancing? Well.....
am not giving up on finding a few more single guys or a few more
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We have a great dancer in
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Hope all is well and sunny in your worlds.
Learning a New Dance
Learning a new dance is not an easy task! It is even
more difficult if neither partner knows the dance. The key to learning
a new dance is to be patient with each other and dedicated to put in
the time and effort that it requires to learn new steps, rhythms,
styles and muscle memory. Remember that it take dedication and practice
to become a proficient dancer.
Dance Ethics and Codes of Conduct
Just like any sport or hobby, dance has a code of
ethics, as well as a code of conduct. One of the most important things
that all dancers should remember is that everyone is there to have a
good time. We must all share the dance floor and be kind and courteous
to other dancers. Never video another dancer, whether on the social
dance floor or in a dance class without first asking permission. If you
are in a class situation remember to be respectful of the instructor as
well as other dancers. While you may have already learned what the
instructor is teaching, it is very possible that your partner has not.
If there is a question, be sure and direct it to the instructor. That
is what they is being paid for. Excessive chatter is disrupting to the
class and you, or your partner may miss that little piece of
information that you needed to improve your dancing or execute a
particular pattern. This may sound harsh, but try and remember that
everyone is there to learn.
Proper clothing and foot attire is highly recommended.
The last thing you want to do while dancing is worry about your
clothing staying on or being too constrictive or uncomfortable. As far
as foot wear, you need either leather or suede bottomed dance shoes or boots. Thick rubber soles or shoe
that fall off your feet can lead to injury. Sandals can be especially
troublesome, more so when they do not have a back strap.
Since we are all dancing closely together a shower,
clean clothing , deodorant and breath mints are in order. It
is also recommended to forgo, or use perfumes sparingly as many people
have sensitivities to them. If you sweat profusely, a towel and an
extra shirt or two may be in the cards for you. Chewing gum is
not recommended as it often ends up on the floor and then on someones
expensive dance shoe. Not to mention that it looks pretty tacky to see
a dancer out on the dance floor chomping on gum.
Be tidy and respectful
to the club or studio that you are dancing in. You
should also always pick up after yourself. This is especially important
in a classroom setting. Classrooms often have mints set about the
studio for their students and picking up all the little wrappers from
around the room after the class is not the instructors job. Leaving
empty water bottles is also, "Just not Cool!"
While social dancing it is proper etiquette to to accept
an invitation to dance, but it is also acceptable to decline. If you
decline, it would be improper etiquette to accept another dance offer
to the same song. There are always exceptions but try to follow these
While some of these suggestions may seem rather obvious
to most, look around and I am sure you will see at least one or two
offenders! Sometimes people are just unaware or do not think, or are
just so wrapped up in remembering all they need to do during a dance
that they just plain don't think about anything else. Here's hoping to
bring awareness to those who are unaware and thanks to those of you
that are! Let's all work hard at maintaining an awesome dance community!
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guys, where are you???
We also have a single woman looking for a roommate. There's 1 Balcony
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A $300 deposit reserves your cabin. Must be paid by May 20,
leaves Ft. Lauderdale on October 18, 2010
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Joe and Michele
Keeping Up with the Ras-Girls
Michele Rasmussen. It is my wish to share my
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