I don’t know if it’s just me, or what, but I’m going to ask anyway. What happens if the [guy or gal] you’re dancing with absolutely sucks, and you’re in the middle of a real long song, and you just can’t take it anymore – they’re either hurting you, or not turning nor following correctly, or they’re trying to lead YOU, when THEY are supposed to follow… what if the dance ends up in a COMPLETE disaster – BUT THE SONG’S NOT OVER YET?????
– Can’t Take it Anymore!!!”
Dear Can’t Take it Anymore,
I can completely relate. Normally, it won’t be that bad. The polite thing to do is to to finish up the song.
But if it’s THAT BAD, I have taught AND DEMONSTRATED the following in A LOT of my workshops throughout the world:
If and he/she is hurting you, stepping on you, being too crazy or wild, drunk, obnoxious, or WHATEVER, this is what you do:
Accidentally trip in the middle of the song, look behind you like someone just NAILED your foot REALLY BAD, start hopping and limping around, look at your partner with big sad eyes, and say, “I just got stepped on real bad… I’m sorry, I just have to sit down…”
That’s what you do.
That’s what I do….
– Edie, The Salsa FREAK!!
Edie The Salsa FREAK!! Website