EtiquetteTechnique and Skill

Etiquette on the Dance Floor, Part 1

Line of Dance

There are traveling dances, and stationary dances.  Traveling dances would be those such as Foxtrot, Tango, Waltz, and Country/Western Two Step.  These dances move down the dance floor along what is know as the “line of dance”.  This moves around the room in a counter-clockwise direction.  Latin and Swing dances are mostly stationary dances and have no line of dance.  At times, some music selections can have people dancing a combination of traveling dances and stationary dances.  In these cases, couples doing stationary dances such as Latin or Swing dances would use the middle of the floor; and couples performing traveling dances such as Foxtrot or Tango would use the outer edge of the floor traveling in the direction of the line of dance.

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