You’ll be (physically) close to a lot of people throughout the night. Sweaty clothes, bad breath or body odour of a partner can make it hard for a dancer to enjoy a dance. The space is air conditioned but still heats up! Dancing with other people when you’re a bit sweaty or they’re a bit sweaty is just part of dancing. However, your partner may find it uncomfortable if your clothing gets damp from sweat, or if your bare shoulder or arm is wet to the touch. Considerate dancers bring a change of clothes (or even two or three) and change when they work up a sweat. Dancers also brush their teeth before leaving the house, bring chewing gum or breath mints, and avoid certain foods before a dance.