by Dr. Aria Nostratinia
Be personable, smile and make eye contact with your partner. Try to project a warm and positive image on the dance floor, even if that is not your personal style or you have had a bad day.
Because of the setting of a social dance, we do not always dance with our favorite partners. This is also not grounds for a cold treatment of the partner. Once one asks for or accepts a dance, it is important to be outwardly positive, even if not feeling exactly enthusiastic.
The social dancer is also well advised to be watchful of an unchecked ego. While a healthy sense of self is helpful in all social interactions, it is more attractive when mixed with an equal dose of modesty.
Don’t let perceived dancing abilities or physical attractiveness go to your head. It is helpful to remember that overestimating once’s dance prowess or attractiveness is quite common.