Dancing Through-out NW Indiana

Kickin It with Linda 

Line Dance Etiquette


Never carry food or drink onto the dance floor.

Never walk through a line of dancers to cross the floor. Walk around the outside or wait for the dance to finish.

Never stand on the dance floor to talk. If music is playing leave the floor to chat.

Never start a different dance unless there is plenty of room and you sense that it is acceptable.

Never hog the floor space to 'perform'. If the floor is full take small steps and watch for collisions.

Never stop in the middle of a dance to teach as you will be in the way. Go off the floor to teach.

Never let your feet, knees, arms or elbows become dangerous weapons  on the dance floor.


Always listen to the DJ. It is customary for the DJ to designate the dance and to count in.

Always encourage and support beginners. It only takes a few kind words to make a new friend.

Always go to the front when starting off a dance. Others can then line up behind you.

Always be gracious and apologize when caught in a 'bump' even if it was not your fault.

Always replace any drinks you accidentally knock over and be sure to say sorry.

Always leave the outside edge of the dance floor clear for partner and couple dancers.

Always give way to dancers around the outside edge of the floor.

Always dance with the 'flow'. The line of dance is anti-clockwise.