I loved last week’s challenge! I found that hovering around after a song, and not being so quick with that thank you, opened the way for a lot of second dances that were even more fun than the first! I’m definitely going to make this a habit from now on.
There was one place where it didn’t work so well. I was dancing at a small venue, with a live band that plays long songs, and only two short sets. It felt like everyone was trying to get a chance to dance with everyone else in the short time available. I couldn’t bring myself to hover; two in a row seemed a lot more like monopolizing in this setting. But everywhere else I went, it worked great.
This week’s challenge is tough. I want you to seek out one of the most awkward-seeming people in the whole room (male or female, your choice), and take them under your wing. Three things I want you to do: find out their name, where they’re from, and how long they’ve been dancing. Ask them to dance, if appropriate, or if not, introduce them to someone else who will either dance or converse with them. Finally, keep an eye on them and try to say goodbye (by name) as they’re heading out the door, or if you leave early, track them down and say goodbye before you leave.
This is probably your hardest challenge yet, I know. That’s why I’m not asking you to do it more than once this week. Think of it as an experiment. Let me know how it goes.