Dance floor etiquette

Dance floor etiquette for line dancers
Never Always
neverNever carry food, drinks, glasses, cans or lighted cigarettes onto the dance floor. alwaysAlways listen to the DJ. It is customary for a DJ to designate a dance and to ‘count it in’.
neverNever walk though a line of dancers to cross the floor – always walk around or wait. alwaysAlways encourage and support beginners. It only takes a few kind words to make a new friend.
neverNever stand on the floor to talk – if music is playing go off the floor to chat. alwaysAlways go to the front when starting off a dance, other's can then line up behind you.
neverNever start a different dance unless there is plenty of room and you sense it is acceptable alwaysAlways be gracious and apologise when caught in a ‘bump’ even if it was not your fault.
neverNever hog floor space to perform. If the floor is full take small steps, and watch for collisions. alwaysAlways replace drinks you accidentally knock over and be sure to say sorry.
neverNever stop in the middle of a dance to teach, as you'll get in the way. Go off the floor to teach. alwaysAlways leave the outside edge of the dance floor clear for partner dancers.
neverNever let your feet, knees, arms or elbows become dangerous weapons on the dance floor. alwaysAlways give way to dancers around the outside of the floor.
neverNever show off. Crazed variations, turbo spins, high kicks and jumps just put people off – you. alwaysAlways show appreciation. Applaud live acts, instructors and DJ's – they work hard for you.
  enjoy yourselfAnd, finally,
keep your head up, smile and enjoy yourself!