I BET I LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR

by Dan Katz

Solution: SKIPPING ARTICLES

Each of the four "dance moves" described contains exactly one of the four letters N, W, E, and S; they represent the directions north, west, east, and south according to this correspondence (with north pointing to the top of the page).

If you choose the correct starting letter and follow the directions, you'll spell out the name of a dance minus one letter. (For instance, for the first dance, start at the H in the seventh row, move three spaces east to the U, four south to the T, and so on.) The missing letters in the order given spell SKIPPING ARTICLES.

Dance moves (with starting row and column in grid below):

1
HU(S)TLE (row 7, column 6)
2
MAZUR(K)A (row 12, column 4)
3
T(I)MEWARP (row 2, column 10)
4
HORNPI(P)E (row 13, column 10)
5
MASHED(P)OTATO (row 10, column 15)
6
M(I)NUET (row 3, column 14)
7
BUN(N)YHOP (row 15, column 14)
8
BOO(G)IE (row 1, column 10)
9
LAMB(A)DA (row 10, column 14)
10
FOXT(R)OT (row 4, column 8)
11
JIT(T)ERBUG (row 3, column 2)
12
BEGU(I)NE (row 12, column 5)
13
MA(C)ARENA (row 6, column 14)
14
F(L)AMENCO (row 6, column 7)
15
TARANT(E)LLA (row 15, column 13)
16
TWI(S)T (row 15, column 16)
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DRAEBINRUBICIMSR1
GAMDEOMGATAMONDU2
OJOQIPEBTNLJUMIN3
LBNRSYUFGXAOIRLE4
FERETTPHBDTIEWDN5
THFGABFPECANWMYO6
SABACHAYUSALALRT7
WRAZWIASCTMESIZS8
GDTFTPUNHOJOTUEB9
ARAMESNAFRDTELME10
RGUITFJBTURLLOED11
EIPMBOOUNLASIFIO12
GAMIPLXOFHBIMDTL13
INULTYARTETDPXIW14
ATQBHELLPDAITBMT15
TTHURARDNOMAIDEH16