ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ETIQUETTE OF SOCIAL DANCE (part 4)
When all is said and done, Your joy of social dancing depends more on You than on anyone else. If You are determined to have a good time and have a good attitude, You have a good opportunity to enjoy Your dance experience.
The first component of a good relationship is a sense of humor. If You are not invited or refused several times, do not despair. If some dance is not successful, if You do not get some figure or a few, do not dwell on it. Perhaps your next dance with another partner will be better, keep learning to dance.
The key to pleasure in dancing is knowing Your goal: to enjoy dancing. Fun is contagious and it builds up. People like to be around people who enjoy. Be one of these people. Be determined and don’t let the little things spoil Your dance evening.
To love dancing you have to enjoy music. If You are not a musical person, learn to understand and hear music. It will also help You to understand the dance.
Active, sociable people have an advantage in social dances. Even if it is not typical for You, try to overcome yourself. If You like the song and You want to dance to it, if You like the partner and You want to dance with him, please go and invite. Find friends in the dance community. You’d be surprised how much a casual smile and affability can do. In fact, hundreds of people are waiting to make friends with You. This will require minimal effort on Your part.
In the end, nothing and no one can make You happy or unhappy. Only You can make yourself happy. And dancing can help You with that.