It is cool to make new friends. However, if you ever feel uncomfortable or nervous, trust your intuition, and let someone you trust know.
If your partner is physically hurting you while dancing, it is probably unintended. You should stop the dance, and say, “I’m sorry, but you’re holding my hand a little tightly. Could we try it again?” It is only appropriate to say that you would like to stop the dance if they do not modify their behavior.
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