We recommend clean, comfortable clothing that's easy to dance in and won't cause you to overheat. Some dancers like to dress up more for dances, but many don't - it's really your choice. T-Shirts are OK for guys but tank tops are strongly discouraged; most followers do not enjoy resting their arm on their leaders' sweaty arms. Ladies: tops that leave your midriff bare are just as bad. Ladies, if wearing a skirt or dress that may fly up on spins or turns, "full coverage" undergarments are necessary. Dance underwear can be purchased at most dance stores or online.
Some dancers sweat a little and some sweat a lot. If you're in the latter category, we recommend bring extra shirts in your dance bag. A fresh shirt or at least a toweling off will make you more appealing to your dance partners; it is not fun to dance with a dripping partner. If you find yourself getting too sweaty on the dance floor you should stop, dry off and cool down before asking another partner to dance.
Undershirts & Towels
This is only a suggestion, but an undershirt will soak up sweat and the sweat will take longer to reach the outer shirt. While you might feel uncomfortable with a wet undershirt, at least your partner won't have to feel it and you look drier. Many dancers who perspire a lot like to bring along a clean hand towel to wipe the perspiration off between dances. Your next dance partner will appreciate it!
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