Oh, and no one dances by themselves at the Spoke! You are asked to dance by the men or you ask a man to dance if you are feeling especially frisky, but its all partner dancing all the time with no singles. Rarely you will see two women dancing together, but that's sort of a partner killer because that means that you are either a lesbian or dance-crazy rather than just out for a good time. I don't know if that makes sense. They rarely get out of line, but if you are dancing you are really halfway to sex, right? So a guy likes to feel like he might have a shot in real life (even if it would never ever in a million years happen). We go around in a clockwise motion, with freestyle partner dancing in the middle (tosses, spins, lindy-hop type stuff). Anyone who doesn't go counter-clockwise is politely but firmly bumped off the dance floor by the passing dancers. Old-school dance hall - one of the original honky-tonks from the 50's I think. Such a great place.
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