Carablanca - A User Guide
The hall is large enough for a layout
which protects the dance
floor. This guide explains the layout and how to use it.
The dance floor is defined by the red
tables. The area in grey behind the tables forms a
walkway which connects all parts of the room. Entry to
the dance floor is at the corners---see the green
Please don't move tables as these define
the dance floor. Also, please don't move chairs as doing
so may block the walkway or the entry points to the
You can reach any point in the room by
the walkway. Please don't walk along the edge of the
Moving through the walkway can be useful
for cabeceo. Cabeceo is also possible across the dance
floor at the start of a tanda. So even if you decide to
dance another tanda with the same partner please clear
the floor at the cortina. That way you won't block lines
of sight across the dance floor.
Entering the dance floor
Once the tanda has begun the dancers in
the ronda have priority. Please don't infiltrate the
dance floor from between tables as this is disturbing
for dancers already on the floor. Instead, enter at a
corner as a couple. It's the leader's responsibility to get
permission to enter by catching the eye of the leader he
wants to enter in front of. When the floor is busy it
may be necessary to wait a while and there may be a
queue to enter.
The dance floor is easily large enough
for two lanes. If you are in the inner lane please try
to keep it well-defined. If you succeed then it may be
possible to have a third lane.