1. In social dancing, when one or both partners get out of sync with each other or the music or each other, don’t stop dancing. Experienced dancers can hesitate momentarily and restart. For less experienced dancers, I recommend immediately getting into a tight closed position and picking up the beat together in a slow-slow-slow-slow circular pattern, then resuming the dance.
It is only when dancers stop dancing that it seems that all eyes are drawn to them.
2. In social dancing, when one or both partners messes up a lead or a follow, don’t stop dancing and/or get an “I messed up” look on your face – just smile and keep going.
One of the oddest things that I’ve noticed is that, if you get “that look” on your face and/or you stop dancing, everyone seems to notice. However, if you smile and just continue dancing, no one notices!
3. This tip is especially for newer dancers on the social dance floor who are dancing a stationary dance: west coast swing, east coast swing, hustle or any of the Latin dances.
If you are uncomfortable at the thought that anyone not on the dance floor is watching you, the best thing that you can do is to position yourselves next to one of the best couples – spectators will always be watching that other couple, so that you are effectively invisible. A great side benefit? You have the best spot in the room to be watching that other couple!