by Joyce Szili
(Washington, DC area)
Leaders – look where you are going to send your follower before you do so. Do not start a move unless there is room.
Look where you are sending your follower while you are doing so. Another leader may have seen the same empty space that you did. Once you’ve sent your follower there, look around him/her. Protect your follower from collisions.
As a leader, you are in control; therefore, you are responsible.
Every collision your follower suffers is your fault. (Minor bumps on a crowded dance floor are almost unavoidable. I am not talking about those – I am referring to the big collisions.) If you can’t avoid the crash, be considerate and position yourself to take the collision.