I don't get refused often when I ask a lady to dance. But when I do, she is either slick about it or transparent, but never straightforward. Last night was a BEAUT! While I was hosting for my chosen studio's semi formal fall ball, I asked a member of the University of xxxxxxxx dance team for a quickstep. The team consisted of three couples. A polite and skilled young man, spoke for the group after all three couples danced one performance each. "Hi guys! Come support us at this competition that we're going to sponsor in a few weeks. Come talk with us, and come dance with us." I took him literally. I decided to ask one of his team mates for a dance. I spied her sitting alone as the quickstep music started. She was sitting at a table. I could not see her feet. "I'm sorry, I've taken my dance shoes off," she excused herself as she then displayed her stocking feet. I went and got somebody else. The next dance was a slow waltz. She was up on the floor dancing with Kobe. In her defense, I only saw her dancing with (one person) last night. She may not have wished to dance with anyone else but her partner. Maybe he did not speak for her when he invited each dancer to "dance with the members of his group." I'll put her excuse in the "slick" category. What do you think? Was she rude or not? What are your rejection stories?