There's milling around looking for your next partner, planned or otherwise,
and there is making up sets.
Yes, often you do need to meet somewhere on the floor, but having met, if
the band has not started the introductory bars or the MC announced the
dance, then surely moving to the edge of the floor is easy enough?
Last year I attended a dance outhwith my usual area. As I made my way from
the bottom of the hall to my seat at the top I was astounded to find myself
walking between two complete sets. Most people hadn't even drawn breath!
If looks could kill......... Observing that group of people on and off
through the evening, they never sat down, until the interval, and never
danced with anyone outside their group. And they were not the only ones.
Not an easy place for a single dancer to go, I found that I danced more with
other visitors than with locals.
I have to say that that is the first time I have come across such an extreme
example of failing to clear the floor.