This tip sounds like a no-brainer, yet many new dancers look down at their feet. Truly, there is nothing to be gained by looking at your feet AND you will miss out on the experience of the visual connection with your partner as well as everything around you.
Especially for followers: do NOT look at your partner’s feet. By the time that a leader moves his/her feet, it is too late to respond. However, if you are a follower who keys into your leader’s physical connection to you or, as appropriate, looks at your leader’s upper torso – and/or for dances such as west coast swing and salsa, look at your leader’s eyes – you will find it much easier to follow your leader.