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re: Coping with difficult dance floor surfaces
Posted by tangodancer
8/13/1999  12:37:00 AM
Castor oil is probably what you're thinking of, it works wonders on the sole of your shoes. Another good alternative is water - soak a paper towel, place it on the ground (not the dancefloor) and step on it, getting the water on your soles.

My old coach in the UK would recommend taking two pairs with you - one pre-treated for slippery surfaces, another untreated. Most ballrooms take pouring liquids onto their floors in a very dim light; I know judges who frown on it. At one comp I attended, Bill Irvine took the microphone and publicly castigated a couple who were walking oil onto the floor....

Paul

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