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Etiquette of swing dancing

Personal hygiene

What we are about to write should be obvious, but past experience suggests that a few words may be appropriate.

Dancing - even the realtively open hold of Lindy Hop - means that you will often be very close to your partner. He or she will therefore appreciate it if you had the courtesy to avoid eating that garlic and onion meal just before, and perhaps even to have eaten a breath-freshening mint, to have showered recently, to be using an antiperspirant and to be be wearing clean clothes. It will then not matter if you become rather warm dancing, as you certainly will.

In all-day dance workshops or long night-time dances, it is common for men especially to bring a spare shirt.