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Attending Your First Group Event

Attending your first event can be intimidating, but if you do, and really try, you will make some great friends for life.

Linda and I both remember our first times going to an event and we also have heard comments from many other members. One thing we know is, that if you make up your mind to be positive and have fun, you will. It may not be on the first or second event, but keep trying.

If you have some reservations or are a little shy, these tips can help.


  • Chose an event that sounds fun, but has a smaller group. It makes it easier to not be lost in the crowd.

  • Arrive at least by the start time. Being early gives you a chance to spend time with the event host.

  • Make a goal to introduce yourself to at least 3 people.

  • Bring along a friend the first time you go, but make sure you branch out to others.

  • Always remember not everyone will know you are new, they might be new to the group also.

  • If the event is not fun for you, leave early and try another one. Not all of them will fit you.

  • After a series of events you will see familiar faces and become more comfortable. You are on your way!



Tips for Night Clubs and Dancing Events

  • Dances can be your worst choice, or the best for your first event. It depends on you.

  • A good choice if you are used to going to night clubs or are an out going personality.

  • Arrive early, before the band begins playing, so you can talk to others before all the noise starts.

  • Ask someone in the group to dance. This goes for women also. Most members are there to dance.

  • A tip for women. Don't sit with a group of women all night. Guys might be intimidated asking you to dance. Circulate around once in a while. Make yourself approachable.

  • If you arrive after the band starts, you are totally on your own. It is impossible for the event host to see late arrivals and it is usually too noisy to even talk. Just get out and dance!

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Annual Donation January 25, 2016 9:50 AM anonymous
Ballroom and Latin Dance Club in Burnsville January 8, 2016 9:08 AM anonymous
The Edina Dance Studio July 9, 2015 8:21 AM anonymous
Safety Tips For Attending Events May 18, 2012 10:09 AM anonymous
Terms and Conditions of Membership and Site Use June 14, 2013 1:29 PM anonymous
Disclaimer for Site Use and Event Activities May 6, 2012 10:33 AM anonymous
What are the duties of an Event Host November 5, 2014 11:09 AM anonymous
Suggest a Meetup November 5, 2014 11:03 AM anonymous
Attending Your First Group Event March 11, 2014 10:30 AM anonymous
Costs March 11, 2014 9:00 AM anonymous
Regarding all the emails: May 8, 2013 8:13 AM anonymous

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