How to deal with less experienced dancers coming in after workshop?
- Ask one to
- Talk up (create
a culture of) experienced dancers pointedly dancing with beginners
- Glen echo’s
dancers should dance with at least one new dancer each night
- Give discount if
arrive in first half hour
sometimes does “free if you come for a beginner’s workshop thing”
and it seems to work well.
- Commit at least
two of your dances every time you go dancing to including new folks
- Go easy on them
and teach — a first-time dancer can feel comfortable (and hooked!)
after one successful dance.
- For the love of
God, DON’T be bossy or superior. They’ll never come back.
- If you see
someone struggling, talk to them after the set and see if they have
- If someone
really doesn’t want to do lots of extra twirls, don’t force them
- If you want to
refuse an extra offered twirl, smile!
- Dance angels?
instruction during break!