by Dr. Aria Nosratinia
After the dance is finished and before parting, thank your partner.
If you enjoyed the dance, let your partner know. Compliment your partner on his/her dancing. Be generous, even if he/she is not the greatest of dancers. Be specific about it if you can: “I really enjoyed that double spin. You led/followed that beautifully!”
If you enjoyed it so much that you would like to have another dance with him/her again, this is a good time to mention it: “This waltz went really great! I’d like to try a cha cha with you later.” Although, remember that dancing too many dances with the same partner and booking many dances ahead are both violations of social dance rules.