>I believe it is important that an instructor be sensitive to the fact that >there are women who will because of size or bone structure always be cast or >volunteer to play the "man's" role. I believe feel that every one should >take a turn dancing on the "other side" on occasion. If someone is always >cast on the improper side then the instructor whould encourage a change. It >is one thing to be comfortable dancing on either side, it is quite another >to feel trapped.
I'd have to support this comment wholeheartedly, being a tall woman who
nearly always finishes up on the men's side. When dancing with a man it's
quite difficult to adjust, not only to the position but also to refraining
from firmly directing my partner around.
And no-no to hats, thanks. I don't see the fun in paying megadollars to
get my hair done, only to finish up with "hat hair" by the end of the evening!