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  • Mike Mudrey

    Mike Mudrey Oct. 10, 2001, 1:07 p.m. (Message 27835)

    Re: Invitational etiquette (was Pre-Booking)

    I concur, proper ediquette requires that once one has turned dance an dance 
    with any individual, one has then turned down all subsequent request.
    And yes, I do occasionally pre-book...The first dance, the last dance,and 
    all waltzes were done with my  wife .
    Slightly different than exception is when a set requires an 
    additional couple.
    At 11:47 PM 10/9/2001 -0700, you wrote:
    >I would like to add a corollary to Richard's very sensible sounding approach.
    >A personal policy of mine, and one that I believe is generally advised in 
    >our area,
    >is this: if one declines an invitation to dance the next dance (for any 
    >reason) it is
    >then extremely rude to either accept a subsequent invitation to the same 
    >dance, or
    >issue an invitation to someone else to the same dance.
    >[If the reason for the original refusal is because of a
    >pre-booking, that would be the only exception I can think of, and the refusal
    >would of course be accompanied by an apology. One of the reasons
    >why I don't like pre-booking.]

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