Ballroom Dance > [social dancing] Increase your chances of getting asked

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by Dr Dance, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. dbk

    dbk Well-Known Member

    Hate this. Sometimes you really don't know if a dress isn't social-friendly until you're actually at the social, no matter how much you test it out before hand...
  2. nikkitta

    nikkitta Well-Known Member

    Yup, who here hasn't danced in the try-on room at the clothing store?
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  3. mindputtee

    mindputtee Well-Known Member

    That's why a pair of bike shorts or dance pants lives in my dance bag. Never know when you or someone else will need it.
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  4. Hedwaite

    Hedwaite Well-Known Member

    I always pick the bottom of the dress up and separate the outer from inner skirt. Sure enough, the inner skirt is usually narrow, and the outer is all pretty and floaty.

    And then I put them down and go buy black pants.
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  5. leee

    leee Well-Known Member

    Someone else? Does lending some modestly clothing to others happen often?
  6. mindputtee

    mindputtee Well-Known Member

    Not very often, but I was a team captain for the university team for two years, and I've become used to being prepared for any newbies who don't know better.
  7. RiseNFall

    RiseNFall Well-Known Member

    Where as I carry instant ice packs to share in case of injury. :D
  8. dbk

    dbk Well-Known Member

    Oh, I do dance pants no matter what... I just don't like it when they're actually necessary.
  9. Hedwaite

    Hedwaite Well-Known Member

    Dollar Tree, Rise/Fall- and even little bitty hand-warmer packs too, though I don't know what you'd need those for unless the seats were cold, Lol.
  10. Partner Dancer

    Partner Dancer Well-Known Member

    Get in the social circle of the prospective partner(s), so the awkwardness of unfamiliarity
    is alleviated. Not only does this increase the chance of being asked, but it reduces the
    chance of being rejected. At least in theory. Oftentimes, as with any human interactions,
    making friends is just not that easy.

    Of course, there is also the case of not (no longer) being asked or (newly) being rejected
    by already socially-familiar (past) partners, which is yet another facet of human drama.

    Now, whether social dancing provides a natural avenue for social (non-dancing) interaction,
    or social interaction provides greater opportunity for social dancing is up for debate.
    Sometimes, it's nice to know more about someone and sometimes it's better to know
  11. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    What if you NEVER see those people apart from at the social?
  12. Partner Dancer

    Partner Dancer Well-Known Member

    The idea is to rub elbows at the social dances while not dancing, which often leads to socializing
    elsewhere. Seems to work for many people.

    The AM and FA chains (and studios modelled after them) are run as social clubs, where familiarity
    is the order of the day and asking for and accepting dances is taken for granted.
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  13. tangomaniac

    tangomaniac Active Member

  14. Angel HI

    Angel HI Well-Known Member

    ^ Nice article, TM
  15. tangomaniac

    tangomaniac Active Member

    Thank you. It took a few hours to write.

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