Thank you for for starting this thread. The information is dead on!!
My daughter had her first formal dance tonight. I've shot a lot of sports but never anything like a dance. I followed your advice and got the following shots. They are straight out of the camera and not any where near what some of you guys are doing. But, they are far better than I thought I could do.
Thanks again for sharing the advice!
How do you get your camera to focus? It was so dark in this gym my camera could barely lock the focus. I really felt like I was stalking a few people just trying to get a reasonably in focus image.