by Dr. Aria Nosratinia
When a song comes to an end, leave the floor as quickly as it is gracefully possible. Tradition requires that the leader give his/her arm to the follower at the end of the dance. While this custom is linked to the outdated tradition requiring the gentlemen to ask ladies for dances, it is still a nice touch, although it may be impractical on the more crowded dance floors.
In any case, remember that your partner may want to get the next dance. Don’t keep your partner talking after the dance is over, if he/she seems ready to break away to look for his/her next dance partner.