How do I leave my current partner?
  • To say "thank you" to your dance partner is a coded way of saying, "I want to stop dancing". Use other phrases of gratitude if you want to keep dancing.
  • The cortina (the non-dance musical interlude between sets of 3 or 4 songs) is a customary partner-changing opportunity. However, it's OK to break after 2 or 3 songs.
  • It is appropriate to leave the floor after one song, or even in the middle of a song, if you are sufficiently uncomfortable with your partner's dancing or other behavior.
  • For the courtesy of all, please leave the dance floor during the cortina to permit others to make eye-contact for the next set of music.