Please Read About Line of Dance
We would like to address Line of Dance rules with our BDPS members. This is a tradition to avoid collisions and should always be revisited from time to time.
The Line of Dance is a way to organize dancers. In dances like the Waltz, which are progressive dances; dancers will continuously move around the floor or travel. The Waltz, Tango, Fox Trot, etc. are all examples of progressive dances. These dancers should always be in the perimeter of the dance floor travelling in a counterclockwise direction. These are the dances which the Line of Dance rules apply.
Accordingly, dances that stay on a spot, or spot dances, will be danced inside the Line of Dance. These include the Latin dances, with the exception of the Paso Doble and Samba. The Cha Cha, Bolero, Swing, etc. are all examples of spot dances and dancers will be hindrances to progressive dances. It makes sense to stay out of the way!
It's just good manners. Dance on!