Prom songs are typically suited for either fast dancing or slow dancing, each of which requires different skills. In either case, the individual should do his best to be considerate of his date's emotions and to avoid feeling self-conscious.
For basic fast dancing, the individual should find space on the dance floor for himself and his date. With feet together, the individual should step out in a direction with the right foot and bring it back and then do the same with the left foot, alternating directions for the feet and relaxing the upper body. For slow dancing, males place hands on their date's waist or hips while females place hands on the male's shoulders or necks. Individuals should sway to the song's beat and respect the physical and emotional boundaries of their date.