DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been taking ballroom dance lessons for several years, and we have become fairly good social dancers. (We don't do gymnastics -- we just dance!)
Our question concerns wedding etiquette. When it's obvious that we "out-dance" the members of the wedding party and the other guests, should we limit our dancing to a slow dance or two? We don't want to draw attention away from the bride and groom, but we do want to celebrate with them.
We have heard a lot of positive comments from brides and grooms and guests who enjoy watching us dance, and only a couple of negative comments from other guests. We don't drink; our dancing is good, clean fun. Is there a rule of etiquette regarding dancing at wedding receptions? -- FRED AND GINGER IN COLUMBUS, GA.
DEAR FRED AND GINGER: The rule of etiquette states that it's rude to draw attention away from the bride and groom -- and that would include both a guest's attire and "show-boating" by performing the equivalent of a Las Vegas lounge act during the reception. No one will be offended if you keep it low-key, and that's what I advise.