Dance Fever Club

Dance Floor Etiquette For Line Dancers

Welcome to the charming world of linedancing. Line dancing is so much fun, but it’s also about fostering respect, consideration, and safety. So, let’s dive into the dance floor etiquette for line dancers in our vibrant linedancing community.

NEVER..

  • Never carry food, drinks, glasses, cans onto the dance floor
  • Never assume you have a designated chair, table or place on a dance floor. I know people can be creatures of habbit however you have to just put up with it or get there early – but never ask someone to move out of your seat or place on a dance floor as this is just rude.
  • Never walk through a line of dancers to cross the floor – always walk around or wait
  • Never stand on the floor to talk – if music is playing, go off the dance floor to chat
  • Never start a different dance unless there is plenty of room and you sense it is acceptable
  • Never hog the dance floor to ‘perform’. If the floor is full, take small steps and watch for collisions
  • Never, even if you know the dance being taught and the person next to you is struggling, talk over the instructor. It is confusing to the learner and irritating to those around you, not to mention the instructor. There should be only one person teaching a specific dance at any one time
  • Never let your feet, knees, arms or elbows become dangerous weapons on the dance floor
  • Never show off. Crazed variations, turbo spins, high kicks and jumps just put people off
  • Never, if you bring along a child, should you let them run around or across the dance floor – it’s both irritating and dangerous

ALWAYS..

  • Always listen to the DJ. It is customary for a DJ to designate the dance and to ‘count you in’
  • Always encourage and support beginners. It only takes a few kind words to make you a new friend
  • Always go to the front when starting off a dance. Others can then line up behind you
  • Always clear the dance floor area after a dance ends and before the next dance begins if you’re having a conversation with a friend.
  • Always be gracious and apologise when caught in a ‘bump’ even if it was not your fault
  • Always replace any drinks you accidentally knock over and be sure to say sorry
  • Always leave the outside edge of the dance floor clear for partner and couple dances
  • Always give way to dancers around the edge of the floor
  • Always dance with the flow. The Line Of Dance (LOD) is anti-clockwise
  • Always keep the noise levels down when instruction or announcements are taking place
  • Always show appreciation. Applaud live acts, instructors and DJ’s – they work hard for you

The dance floor etiquette is there to keep everyone safe on and off the dance floor. If you would like to attend our line dance classes then click here for further infromation. If you have any problems in any of the dance classes then please let me know and I will do my best to resolve all issues.