Three signs of trouble brewing.
1. When you see a customers start rolling up their tank top while seated...
2. When you invite kids up to dance, and up leaps uninvited company
3. When the tank-top rolled, belly-exposed, belly-dance wanna goes to the middle of the dance floor and marks her territory --and proceeds to stay there for 20 minutes.
This type of thing has happened to me before -- someone who wants to show off in front of a boy friend, etc. I asked members of our dance company for their recommendations on how to handle:
Tip One: have the lady follow the leader, and then make her spin, bow, applaud and point to her seat.... unfortunately, I tried that technique and she stayed right in the middle of the dance floor.
Tip Two: go and entertain other guests or try to get them up to dance.... (we did all that too -- the Diva kept dancing in the middle of the floor).
Tip Three: Go sit down and wait her out with arms crossed so she gets the hint (we didn't do that....thought it wasn't fair to the other customers).
I ended up doing my drum solo in circles around her...she was lost because the drum solo has huge variation in the music and she just stood there watching and doing hits in the air. The group never ordered dinner, and just split one bottle of wine so it was much ado over not much.
Urk Deluxe !