GROUND RULES FOR SQUARE DANCING方塊舞活動公約
I. BE ON TIME FOR CLUB AND CLASSES: In square dancing, one late couple or person may mean that three other couples or seven people must sit out.
ll. DON'T LEAVE EARLY: By leaving early, you are telling the other dancers and caller that you did not have a good time at the dance. The "wind-down" tip is just as important as the first or middle tips. Plan to spend the complete evening when you come.
不早退: 提早離開是告知其他舞友和指揮者你沒有規劃好時間參與此活動,請務必認知最後”放鬆”的一節和前段或中段一樣重要. 當你前來時請先計劃能參與完整的一晚.
lll. BE A THOUGHTFUL DANCER: Personal cleanliness is important in square dancing. Don't forget to use something to sweeten your breath. Don't drink, smoke….
lV. GET INTO SQUARES QUICKLY: When the caller announces to square your sets, join the square nearest to you that needs a couple. Do not wait the certain square that personal expecting.
V. BE A GOOD LISTENER: Talking during the course of square dancing is distracting to you and especially others. It makes it difficult for others in the square to "catch" the instructions and hear the music. You can help others best by being in the correct place at the correct time. Pointing or a hand motion is always the better way to direct someone that is going in the wrong direction.
Vl. BE A COURTEOUS DANCER: Always introduce yourself and your partner to others in the square if you don't know them. Thank them for dancing with you after the tip. Even more important, beware of the unpardonable sin: never leave a square once you have joined it until the tip is over. If you must leave in an emergency, try to fill your spot with a substitute.
Vll. BE A COOPERATIVE DANCER: It might be said that square dancing is an activity where everyone is responsible for everyone else's happiness. A square is not made up of eight individuals working independently, but rather in one unit with no individual person attempting to show off or be a star. The real pleasure comes when each person does his share making the square run smoothly.
Vlll. TAKE IT EASY: Don't overdo. If you are too tired to dance, sit out. Sometimes you can learn a great deal just by watching and listening. If another dancer is watching and listening, don't insist upon talking. Square dancing is a social event but not a place to socialize during tips or rounds even if you are not dancing.
放輕鬆: 不要超越體力, 如果太累坐下來休息 有時候光是看和聽你可學習極佳的概念,如其他舞者正在看和聽不要堅持聊天,方塊舞是社交聯誼活動但在活動段落之間即使你當時不跳也不是交際的時機.
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