Doing the demo!
Here’s how to participate in a block party demo.
Wear your uniform but bring a bathing suit or something you can get wet in. Wear sneakers.
Be ready for anything and be flexible. You may need to do a form you didn’t expect, or stand in for someone who couldn’t make it. Demos are fast, so pay attention to whoever is calling the forms and stay on your toes. Don’t worry about messing up, the audience doesn’t know.
Be prepared to deal with the blacktop. Even if you are not falling or rolling, moving on a road is different than a mat.
Mix it up with the locals and have fun!