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Dance Floor Alter-Egos

Nervous to Bust a Move? Try One of These Alter-Egos on the Dance Floor

“Just be yourself.” “Be the best YOU that you can be.” We’ve all heard how wonderful our true selves are, but when it comes to dancing at a club or a social event, sometimes just being YOU is simply not going to cut it.

Just being YOU can lead to some really mortifying, let’s-pretend-that-never-happened moments.

So unless you’re 100% confident in your own dancing personality, I suggest trying something/someone new. Even if you just need a little confidence, inspiration, or a quick disguise to get rid of that dude you met that one time that one night who just saw you across the bar, try on one of these alter-egos and be a brand new YOU!

1) The Class Clown
Everyone loves the class clown. This is one of the easiest alter-egos as it requires little to no actual dancing skill. Never told a joke in your life? That’s ok. You don’t have to actually be funny- you’re terrible dancing will do that job for you. Just unleash your wildest, goofiest moves, and people will be howling in no time. The best part about the class clown is that it intimidates no one. Your own confidence in your lack of skill will attract other less-skilled people from all across the bar. Better to be laughed with than laughed at…

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2) The Mystery Wo/Man
While the class clown is great for getting laughs, sometimes you’re in need of a more serious alter-ego that can bring in a serious suitor. Unlike the class clown that lays it all out on the floor, the Mystery Woman or Man leaves questions unanswered and desires unfulfilled. To start, you’ll want to dress sleek and sophisticated. Dressing in all black never hurts. Now, stand off to the side of the dance floor, sipping casually on your drink. Don’t appear aloof or uninterested, but rather sway side to side as you scan the dance floor. You’re so mysterious; you have dark secrets from your past and a lifetime of adventures never shared. People will wonder: Why is she alone? Where did he come from? Does she want to dance with me? Who IS he?! These burning questions will leave your pursuer completely perplexed and enamored, just begging to know more.

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3) The Foreigner
No dance skills? No bar etiquette? No game? It’s ok! You’re not from here! No one blames the world-travelling foreigner. The foreigner is always more exciting, more interesting, and makes for a way better story than that guy from Michigan. Pick a country you have some basic knowledge of, geographically in the least. From there, you really don’t need to know much more! Just constantly be confused about America and ask lots of questions. Your cluelessness is so adorable they could just eat you up!

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4) The Life of the Party
Even if you find yourself crippled with social anxiety and self-doubt, you can still be the life of the party! It’s all about acting. All you have to do is impersonate that obnoxious club-goer you see every weekend who acts like they own the place (think any Jersey Shore cast member). Throw in some fist pumps and shrieks of joy and laughter and you’ll have people fooled in to thinking that you really are the most outgoing party animal in town. It doesn’t matter if you know no one around you, if you would rather be watching Netflix at home, or if your actual dancing is less than impressive. Your seemingly effortless confidence and enthusiasm for the dance floor will attract others. Fake it ‘til ya make it for this one!

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So, next time you find yourself at the club feeling a little uneasy, don’t be ashamed to throw YOU out the window. Put on a character or two and see how ya feel. If something goes wrong, blame it on the alter-ego! And who knows, maybe you’ll find that your new persona isn’t that different from the real you after all…

5 Tips On Staying Sexy All Night Long

You agonize over your outfit and spend hours perfecting your look in the mirror only to look like a hot mess by the middle of your night out. Don’t let this happen to you. Dancing, drinking and having a good time shouldn’t have to wreak havoc on your hotness. Here are five tips to keep you looking fresh and fabulous all night long.

Stay Hydrated! (And we’re not talking cocktails here).  Getting hot and heavy on the dance floor is gonna ultimately lead you down the road to sweatsville. Make sure to drink plenty of water while you’re out there in order to reduce dehydration and fatigue.  Drinking lots of water is also a great way to prevent a pesky hangover the next morning.

OD on Deodorant- Guys and girls, nothing is more disgusting than the smell of B.O. lingering all over the dance floor.  Prevent any embarrassment by liberally coating those pits in deodorant before you step out for the night. I’d suggest using a clinical-strength variety if you tend to get super sweaty. And whatever you do, do NOT try and mask your stench with more cologne/perfume. It just makes the entire situation worse.

Makeup Matters- Why spend hours agonizing over your cat eye only to have it fading and running halfway down your face by the end of the night? Pick sweat-proof and waterproof products that will last. Keep essentials like lipstick in your purse and reapply in the bathroom whenever things start to look off-point. Keep your hair looking soft, sexy and manageable all night by using a anti-humidity spray or gel.

Wear hassle-free clothing: No, I don’t mean show up in sweatpants, I just mean pick an outfit that will allow for a night of fun and dancing without falling down or riding up throughout the night. Nothing is worse than having to worry about a wardrobe malfunction when trying to have a good time. Also, if you’re prone to spilling drinks, I’d suggest leaving your light-colored garments at home.

Banish bad breath: If you plan on being in close quarters with a special someone throughout the night, I’d suggest going through extra lengths to make sure your mouth smells fresh, clean and completely kissable. Brush, floss and use mouthwash before you step out, and make sure to carry a pack of gum or mints in your purse or pocket to nip late-night beer breath in the bud.

While there’s a chance you may get a little sloppy tonight, your appearance never has to look it.

How to Dance (for Guys)

If you’re reading this, you’ve most likely been to a club and watched how other men dance. On one end of the spectrum, you’ll see guys just bobbing their head or fist pumping, but on the other end, you’ll see guys bust out ridiculously complex break dancing moves. If you’re reading this, you most likely don’t want to be like the other dozens of men just fist-pumping for 4 hours straight, but you also realize you don’t really have the ability to pull off 360 handstands in the air:

How to Dance for Guys

 

If you really want to learn how to dance for guys, first you need to not care about how others think of your dancing, but also to have confidence. Here’s a pro tip on faking confidence: elbows away from belly, and chin up. Take a look around the club at the other guys who are stealing the floor, they most likely are doing these two things.

Now that you’ve got the confidence of a man who just won 1 million dollars, saved a baby from a burning building, and just successfully courted Angelina Jolie, it’s time to learn how to dance like a man.

It’s going to be awkward at first, but you should consistently practice specific dance moves until you can mash them together into a single routine.  You might look like this at first, but hey, as long as you’re having fun learning, you should get to where you want to be in no time:

If you’re totally new at dancing, you need to start with the basics. You need to know what upbeats and downbeats are:

Now that you have that mastered, here are some more dance moves for you guys:

The Shuffle Step

Knee Drop

L Kick:

After learning these moves, try to throw them together in your own creative way. If you want a whole routine so you can show-stop the next club you’re at, click here to learn how you guys can dance like Usher:

There you have it, we’ve given you all the tools you need to learn how to dance for guys. However, these moves and routines can only take your dancing skills so far. If you want to bring your skills to the next level, buy a comprehensive dance DVD so your moves never go stale!

How to Dance For Men

7 Reasons Women Adore Men Who Can Dance

Calling all men! This shouldn’t come as a shock to you, but women love to dance. So, what’s better than being with a man who knows how to break it down? Not much! So, if you need even more reasons to truly believe women adore men who can dance, check out the seven below!

  • It Shows You’re A Fun Loving Person – Think about it, when a guy’s dancing, he looks a lot happier than the guy sitting at the bar or standing against the wall twiddling his thumbs. If you’re out there on the dance floor really working it, it’s hard not to smile and have a great time. And, if you’re frequently dancing instead of slouching with your pinky out, it shows that you’re more interested in having fun than being a fly on the wall.
  • You’re Social and Self-Confident – Helen Fisher, PHD, has gone on the record stating when men are out there shaking it and showing the world their awesome moves, women think that they’re confident in their own capabilities. I mean, if a guy’s willing to get up in front of a group of people and display what he’s got, I don’t necessarily think that others are going to perceive him as an introvert who lacks confidence. Am I right?
  • You Can Move on the Dance Floor = You Can Move in the Bedroom – Yes, yes, unfortunately you can’t predict what a man is going to be like in the bedroom, even after you’ve seen his dance moves, but some women do instantly perceive a correlation and think, he really can dance, he must also know how to please…
  • It suggests You’re in Good Shape – Dancing is energetic! Unless you prefer silently swaying back and forth, dancing gets you up and moving. If you’re willing to shake it and you don’t end up keeling over begging for oxygen by the end of one song, you’re doing alright for yourself.
  • You’re Romantic – Especially if you’re doing the tango or a slow waltz, all of the touching and caressing suggests you know how to hold a woman and what she wants. You’ve practically stepped out of a romantic comedy. Congratulations!
  • You’re Willing to Make an Effort – The truth is, most guys won’t dance when they’re out on the town because they either don’t like their moves or they think it’s “not cool.” If you’re willing to step outside of that predefined garbage, women will most likely think you’re progressive, and willing to do something “she” likes in order to get her attention…instead of just buying her a drink.
  • It’s Been Proven by Science! – Some German researches were so interested in this topic that they decided to do a bit of an experiment. They asked 53 women to watch two videos of men dancing simultaneously. On one screen, a male who was a “good” dancer; on the other, a “bad” dancer. At this point, they tracked the eye movement of the women to determine which dancer attracted their attention. And, with no surprise, most women in the study thought that the “good” dancer was more “attractive” and “masculine.”

So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and work with what your mama gave ya!

Dance Moves That Guys Break Out In The Club

Bros before…. How’s the saying go? Saturday night is here and its guys night out. You’re pretty fly for a white guy and you’re ready to take that hottness to the dance floor. Ladies love a man who can move because those hips don’t lie in other areas of life. Just like girls, guys have their signature dance moves. You HAVE and WILL bust these moves out in the club!

Hm Bop.
This involves grinding. When the girl plops her booty down on the guy, his instant reaction is to sway right to left. 90% of the time you’re out of sync with the music and your girl. But hey! WHO CARES! You got a nice booty on your lap so let your hips swing boy.

Ain’t nobody messing with my Clique.
This is a classic. You’re out with your boys and each of you have a girl by your side. You’re all impressed by your ability to dance with this pretty young thing. You give each other a head nod followed by a few high fives and you’re feeing like the man. You might just be dude. You might just be.

Fast Feet

I wish I had a more creative name for it but it is what it is. EDM has hit every club and you’re sure to hear some Avicii which means only one thing- Go bat shit crazy! You’re so hyped up and you’re bouncing off the walls. Your feet go with every beat and before you know it you’re about to trip and fall but you keep your cool and continue to rage. Don’t you worry child, your dance moves are killer. You rave junky you!

Straight Chilling
That hot new Kayne jam drops and you’re feeling the music. You close your eyes and fall into the music. There’s little body movement besides a relaxed sway and a few hand gestures. It’s you and the song and you’re loving every minute of it. Bitch, don’t kill my vibe.


I gotta pee I gotta pee I gotta pee hey hey hey HEY!

It’s pretty simple. If you got to pee then PEE! Your bladder will thank you later.

Fist pump
End of discussion.

“I just need to get one more drink”
Excuses excuses excuses. This is for all you fellas that don’t really want to be on the dance floor so you tell your friends “I just need one more drink.” Hopefully that “one more drink” will give you the liquid courage to get out there shake your tail feather.

The Eminmen
“There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti.” You’re probably not the next great rapper but when your hands go up and your rhymes are sick, you’ll sure as hell feel like you’re the next best thing.

The Snap
Do you prefer khakis over jeans? Are you a 56 year old dad just trying to hang? Introducing the snap. You’ll look as corny as you feel.

The Foot Tap

We typically see this move from bouncers. The vibe is right and the music is on point but they have to contain their excitement since they’re on the job. That 4am call time will be here soon enough and you’ll be able to throw on your boots with the fur and get low.

Get your drink on, throw you mink on, Let your head nod

These wise words were once spoken by LL Cool J but lets face it, head nodding is NOT  a dance move. If you’re going to dance, then dance! Keep your head nodding for answering yes or no questions.

The Creeper

We all have seen them or most likely have a friend who is him. He creeps on every girl in the club and sometimes feels brave enough to walk up and try to dance with a female whose far out of his league. Even TLC didn’t want a real creep.

THAT COUPLE.
Please stop making out already! This move requires a serious lip lock. The mood is set right and you might as well be watching a soft core porn.

The Stripper

Unless you’re magic mike please keep your clothes on..

Popped a Molly now I’m sweating..
Blank Stare? Bugged out eyes? In a trance? Just say no kids.

The Running Man

The best move ever. Breaking out this dance move will not only guarantee a huge “OHHHH SHIT” but will also have you feel like the fresh prince of Bel-Air.

The Oops

Every girl hates that guy and every guy has been THAT guy. Sure it’s probably an accident but no one wants to have a drink spilled on them. Do it again, and mamas gonna knock you out.

The Sandwich
Female+you+ another female= The Sandwich and it tastes damn good!

Step up Club Edition
This move requires some serious skill and if you got it then you NEED to show it. It’s time for a dance battle. You walk up to the biggest baddest dancer and bust out all the stops.  Pop lock and drop it. It becomes a scene in you got served and baby, you did the serving. Props to you. Play on playa.