Ballroom Dance Etiquette – Getting on the Dance Floor

After two people have agreed to share a dance, the gentleman escorts the lady to the dance floor.

If the walkway is narrow or cluttered with chairs and tables, the gentleman walks ahead of the lady to ensure a safe path.

When he reaches the dance floor, he stops and waits for his partner, takes her hand or offers his arm, and escorts her to the place he would like to begin the dance.

The lady does not have any say in where they should position themselves on the dance floor.

In fact ladies, the men have total control on the dance floor.  Gentlemen, this may be the only place you are allowed to tell the lady where to go and what to do – enjoy!

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