Newbie alert! I've been reading through the threads and figured I'd post my situation, see if anyone had any advice or tips. I'm apparently headed to a military formal 'ball' next Friday (2-10) and have no idea what to expect. [Yes, leave it to a man to give me a week's notice!] I just bought a killer dress so that's taken care of, but the dancing has me a bit worried. I know my date fairly well as we've been dating about a month now but my dancing skills aren't very up to par. The last dance I went to was my senior prom. :tongue: General 'basic move' tips would be very welcome here. I don't need to be the belle of the ball, I'd just prefer not stick out like a sore thumb. He actually has some dance skills it seems, which intimidates me for some silly reason. I'm not a club person, though I'm tempted to drag my roomie out this weekend just so I can scope out some folks and pick some things up. Hmm ... Does anyone know what kind of music is likely to be played? How 'informal' will the dancing be? I'm new to the military thing so this is all very foreign to me; I don't know whether to expect radio/club music with some slow mixed in or more formal music. Any help and/or encouragement is welcome.