Originally Posted by gamelan
if you sweat a lot, a hand towel would be nice (or hey, another use for a bandana).
oh yeah, a drink or two beforehand doesn't hurt but don't overdo. you still have to lead.
I know some people who bring an extra shirt, to change someway half through the night, when the first one starts to smell a bit too much.
I know some other people who don't, but who should give this option a thought, IMO. It is strange how some people really smell a lot when sweaty.
By the way, dancing makes a lot of fun. Also, I used to be quite a heavy drinker, but dancing has helped me to reduce, for several obvious reasons:
- while you are dancing, you are not at the bar; and
- if you are drunk, you will not be able to lead and dance well, and you may even step on your partner's feet. That just makes you feel horrible. So you have a good reason to stay (reasonably) sober.
Ah, I once tried to learn salsa and went to salsa group classes for four years, I think (basically, because my wife likes salsa and wanted me to learn). Then I gave it up. I guess that latin thing is nothing for me. It looks like a lot of fun, but I just cannot "feel" that music. Nowadays, I only dance tango. Melancholic music for melancholic people.