Overheard: "Thank God, I am an atheist."
"Every day is a gift. That is why it is called "the Present."
Then some of our dancing has to be toned down. Arm waving has to be reduced to an absolute minimum. Up is not so bad but sideways, never. Steps must be reduce in size and let the body do most of moving to the music. There is very good place in Pearlridge, but as Yogi Berra would say, "No body goes there, it's too crowded." Most for the young and they just wiggle to the music.
Some Rules from the Big Island, ten years ago.
Respect other dancers as you would like to be respected.
Encourage everyone to dance, no matter what their level/quality/style of dancing. The idea is to share the joy of dancing to the world.
Apologize for a collision on the dance floor, even if you are not at fault. Maybe the rude one will learn from you.
Follow the line of dance, allowing the faster dancers the outside lane.
Smile, you'll enjoy dancing more and others will enjoy you.
Applaud the band, they are trying to please. And if they please you with a particular dance, let them know. It may assure that you get more of the ones you like. This applies to the Music Producers too.
"Hold On, I'm A'Comin'" by Sam & Dave
Criticize other dancers. No two couples are alike and since the main objective is to have fun, it doesn't matter if other dancers are as "perfect" as you. They just might be having a little bit more fun than you.
Pub's Side Note: What we need now is some Information and/or Photo Contributors (the Two Centers) willing to contribute their two cents for the good of the reader/dancers.