I went to a wine tasting tonight, an event I have attended annually with numerous friends for the past 5 years or so. The tasting is held in a not-so-large banquet room, yet it is far from cramped. They play no music, which to me is kind of a bummer(some soft jazz would go perfectly!)..Anyhow, I was discussing the basics of salsa with a couple of friends and to demonstrate, my friend & I did a couple of basics followed by a spin(on my part) and a couple of rumba moves. THEN, the sponsor-person of the event came up to my friend(who was dancing with me) and told her "This is not a dance hall. Please refrain from dancing as it will inconvenience the other guests". After hearing this I was shocked, as we were not showing off nor making a scene(compared to folks getting drunk, falling down and breaking glassware at the table next to ours) and I wanted to confront the person who told us to stop dancing. I refrained, fortunately, from telling te guy off when we left, as I figured he was a shy little being who knows not the meaning of FUN(although he has some kick-knat wines), yet this somehow turned a screw in my friend & I , wondering if everyone in western Japan is as anal as that. Have you ever been told to stop dancing? If so, what was the situation?