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Dance etiquette

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Etiquette at the Ball, London, 1895

Dance etiquette is the set of conventional rules which govern the social behavior of social dance by its participants.[1] Such rules include the way in which the participants should look and the way in which they approach, dance with and leave their partner. Etiquette can vary in its specification and stringency between different styles of dance.

Further reading

  • Ballroom Etiquette ... Twelve lessons. New York: Dance Review Publishing Co., 1924
  • Davidson, John & Mary Etiquette at a Dance: what to do and what not to do. London: W. Foulsham & Co., 1937
  • How to Dance; or, the Etiquette of the Ball Room. London: Ward, Lock, etc., 1876
  • Karsinova Don'ts for Dancers. London: A. & C. Black, 2008 ISBN 9781408109892 (reissue of the 1925 ed.)


  1. ^ Wright, Judy Patterson (2003). Social Dance: Steps to Success. Human Kinetics. ISBN 978-0-7360-4505-6.