If you’re hitting the club or party tonight, or if you need emergency dance lessons for that big occasion fast and you haven’t had the time to practice our moves yet (shame on you!) there are still some things you can do to “fool” everyone to think you are a good (enough) dancer.
1) Sing The Words
If you’re short on some dance moves, one of the best ways to show that you can still have fun on the dance floor is to sing along to the music. So even if you prefer Metallica to Rihanna, check out the current list of Top Club Songs, and listen to them before you go out!
2) Grab A Beer
One of the most common questions we get at Learn Club Dance is what to do with your hands. So to make sure your arms aren’t doing anything freaky, grab a beer when you head to the dance floor and remember: don’t dance with a mixed drink lest you spill that Jack and Coke all over your date’s new outfit, keep your free hand out of your pocket, and if all else fails, just “snap” your fingers. And I know I don’t even have to say it, but I will just in case; please do not fist pump! That’s for fighting, not dancing! Okay, one more thing about beers: Try to hold your drink at waist level. It looks more confident than holding a drink up by your chest!
3)Make Eye Contact
Dancing is all about being in the moment and having a great time. So don’t forget to smile, make sure you’re keeping eye contact with that special someone you’re dancing with, and don’t look around the room! By the way, don’t worry about stepping on anyone’s toes! If you are dancing close enough where you might step on their feet, then they already like you anyway!
4)Copy Everyone Else’s Dance Moves
Don’t know your left foot from your right? No worries! Steal a glance at the other folks dancing around you and just do what they do! Sure you won’t be the best dancer in the club, but you’ll be doing what everyone else is, and it’s a sure fire way to blend in!
5)Dance To Your Partner’s Beat
We have some great free videos on our blog and on youtube that teach you how to keep a beat. But if all else fails, just dance to your partner’s tune and even copy their dance moves (abort if they start twerking!) And if you’re still having trouble, just remember that the beat is not THAT important unless you’re grinding together. If you’re dancing slightly apart, and you’re having fun and smiling, your date will never know you’re not keeping to the perfect beat anyway!
6)Don’t Do The Running Man
A lot of beginners that can’t dance try to make a joke out of it, but it just draws more attention to the fact that you can’t dance. Instead, pick one or two “go to” moves and work on making them look really good! And since you can almost guarantee that a circle will form, especially if you are learning to dance for a wedding, take the time to youtube a move you can bust out in the middle of a circle or check out our video part of the Elite Series we call “Get In A Circle And Dance – Breakdance Moves For The Club.” Busting out even an easy move for a few seconds is so much more fun than saying no when all of your friends are pulling you in.
For my seventh tip for how to pretend you’re a good dancer, make sure you are getting around through the course of the night. And I know what you’re thinking now . . . but that’s dirty. What I mean is that you should make an effort to not only dance in different parts of the dance floor, but that you should also dance with different people. You’ll be showing everyone that you’re the confident type of individual who knows how to have fun. And who knows, you might even be making that special someone jealous by dancing with everyone else!
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