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A Gentleman Should Take Care of… Never Take Advantage of…

As Gentleman, you have a certain job to fulfil on the dance floor— To guide the lady. We are here to take care of the lady so that she is free to dance to her full potential. We, as gentle-man, are the frame and the lady is the picture. Here are some basic etiquette rules to follow when dancing with your part-ner to ensure everyone has a good time.

First, and foremost, we always want to make sure that lady is comfortable dancing… So try never to dance her through things you don’t think she knows. Sometimes this is ok, but don’t use your knowledge to show-off in the wrong way. Dancing lady
through steps you don’t think she knows is not considered couth or gen-tlemanly. If you go too overboard with fancy steps, you may deter the lady from dancing with you in the future.

The second, under no cir-cumstances should you EVER dance an advanced dance with them if you haven’t before or if you know for a fact that they don’t know that dance. For example, Viennese Waltz. A dance like this is dangerous for both lady and gentleman if they are not used to dancing it with each other or dancing it in general. People can end up hurt if they try to do this dance too fast or with-out practice first. So be smart in choosing your partner for a fast Viennese Waltz. And, likewise, if
you do not know the dance, don’t attempt it without consulting your teacher.

The Third and final rule: NEVER LET THE LADY SIT OUT! This is more toward etiquette before entering the dance floor. This should be implied but, remember, traditional-ly, it is up to the man to invite lady onto the dance floor. So make sure you ask everyone to dance! (Ladies, in these modern times, you CAN ask gen-tlemen to dance as well.)

So there you have it, a few basic etiquette rules to keep everyone enjoying their time on the
dance floor. Use your skills wisely and everyone will have fun!


Both my wife and I are extremely happy learning ballroom dancing at Crows Nest Arthur Murray Studio. We have found the dancing instructors to be professional, knowledgeable, friendly and supportive. We are more than happy to continue enjoying our dancing experience and social activities with all the other students. We feel like part of a large joyous dancing family.John & Marilynread more
John Chung
John Chung
11:16 14 Feb 17
We were interested in learning Tango for our daughter's wedding last year, but here we are in our second year at AM, Crows Nest - dancing has now become our passion, due in large part, to the excellence of teaching and supportive atmosphere of this studio! The journey is long and I so envy the folks who have started years ago to achieve the beauty and grace of ballroom and the seduction of Latin dancing. We are determined to continue !!!read more
Ayshe Talay-Ongan
Ayshe Talay-Ongan
23:35 06 Feb 17
We started dancing in 2009 for our wedding - and had so much fun learning that we kept it up. They have incredible flexibility to do as much as you want, on your schedule, and consist of staff that appreciate busy working (and family!) lives --- while encouraging you to always improve yourselves! As a couple learning they have accommodated both our learning styles very well.read more
Heidi Kuglin Justin Beck
Heidi Kuglin Justin Beck
08:48 04 Feb 17
I walked through the doors at Arthur Murray Crows Nest over 10 years ago having never danced a day in my life… I was looking for something fun to do outside of work and I’ve been there ever since!! There are local and overseas competitions, social nights and lots of glamorous events throughout the year to keep you busy. It’s fun, challenging, incredibly rewarding and you have an absolute blast along the way!!read more
Amy Hendry
Amy Hendry
02:29 31 Jan 17
I have loved dance all of my life but the Arthur Murray Crows Nest experience has taken my love and learning to another level. I have been dancing here for 14 years and will continue until my body gives up. My lessons are so much fun, challenging in a good way and a great form of exercise. Add to that the social side, great people, parties, outings, local and overseas competitions and you have the ultimate hobby.read more
Janet Black
Janet Black
02:19 27 Jan 17