General Dance Discussion > You won't dance with me, I don't dance with you

Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by RickRS, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    let me say that I think W.E has recieved enough personal negative feeback ....
  2. Well, I'd say the most obvious reason that couples should understand they need to rotate is because there are some "single" women (men too, but mostly women), without a partner.... This way everybody gets to dance!

  3. tanya_the_dancer

    tanya_the_dancer Well-Known Member

    Just curious, if you were teaching a class which was perfectly matched gender-wise, would you still make people rotate?
  4. nucat78

    nucat78 Active Member

    :cheers: My experience exactly. Except I was with my at-the-time girlfriend.
  5. etp777

    etp777 Active Member

    Can't answer for him of course, but I would (if I was a teacher, that is ;) ). Rotation isn't just about allowing everyone to dance, but to allow dancers to dance with different partners. Helps reveal tweaks that need to be made in lead, etc. Just my .02
  6. nucat78

    nucat78 Active Member


    Plus if a couple is doing something incorrectly, they're just going to reinforce it if they only dance with each other. Switching might make them aware of the error.
  7. nucat78

    nucat78 Active Member

    Owner reiterated it last night: Do NOT help.

    1) You might be in error
    2) Even if you know it, you might not be able to teach it.
    3) Even if you can teach it, the person you are "teaching" might not appreciate it.

    We had a series of open houses with free group classes. Overall feedback was that everybody was friendly and helpful but a number of visitors did not appreciate being helped or else didn't appreciate the manner in which they were helped.

    Dance to the level of your partner and keep your mouth shut unless they ask for help, opinions, etc.
  8. Wolfgang

    Wolfgang Member

    Rotation does go a long way (theoretically, at least) towards helping everyone learn more and faster.
  9. WaltzElf

    WaltzElf New Member

    That also depends. I’ve been discouraged from social dancing before in the past because there’s a lot of benefit that can be derived from dancing with a single person, from a competition perspective – and I have found that after a night of social dancing I don’t feel quite as “tuned in” to my partner’s body.

    It’s the old “generalist” verses “specialist” division.
  10. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    that is so odd to me b/c there are persons with whom I have not danced in months whose bodies I am still in tune enough to dance with...shrug...we are all different
  11. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    agree...but I try to remind myself that these folks mean well when they are doing it

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