I can't dance ! :(

polm

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What can I do ?? I want to go out to clubs and shake my a$$ with hot chix, but I get nervous and I feel like I dance like an idiot.

What can I do ??
 

polm

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Originally posted by: notfred
take lessons?


I don't want to do the waltz...or any ballroom crap.

I just want to look half normal dancing with a girl to some techno/hip-hop track
 

polm

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there have to be some "standard' moves that a guy can repeat as to not look like a total moron.
 

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Hot sun beating down
burning my feet just walking around.

Hot sun making me sweat
'Gators getting close, hasn't got me yet

I can't dance, I can't talk.
Only thing about me is the way I walk.
I can't dance, I can't sing
I'm just standing here selling everything.

Blue jeans sitting on the beach,
her dog's talking to me, but she's out of reach.

She's got a body under that shirt,
but all she wants to do is rub my face in the dirt.

Cos, I can't dance, I can't talk.
Only thing about me is the way I walk.
I can't dance, I can't sing
I'm just standing here selling.

Oh and checking everything is in place,
you never know who's looking on.

Young punk spilling beer on my shoes,
fat guy's talking to me trying to steal my blues.

Thick smoke, see her smiling through.
I never thought so much could happen just shooting pool.

But I can't dance, I can't talk.
The only thing about me is the way that I walk.
I can't dance, I can't sing
I'm just standing here selling

Oh and checking everything is in place
You never know who's looking on
A perfect body with a perfect face - uh-huh.

No, I can't dance, I can't talk.
The only thing about me is the way I walk.
No, I can't dance, I can't sing
I'm just standing here selling everything.

But I can walk.
No I can't dance.
No no no I can't dance
No I said I can't sing.
But I can walk.

-- Genesis
 

dullard

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There are plenty of places that teach lessons - my wife is a ballroom/latin/country/swing dance instructor. But be warned there are multiple ways of dancing each dance so you might not learn what you thought you wanted to learn. So check it out first. For example I can dance salsa/mambo in a way that would win amature dance competitions, in a way that is best to use socially like at a wedding, and in a way that is used for clubbing in dark seedy bars. I'm assuming you want the latter - and that really isn't taught it is just felt. You could start with the dance lessons for the competition or social style and then go to bars to learn the club style from observations I guess.
 

polm

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Originally posted by: dullard
There are plenty of places that teach lessons - my wife is a ballroom/latin/country/swing dance instructor. But be warned there are multiple ways of dancing each dance so you might not learn what you thought you wanted to learn. So check it out first. For example I can dance salsa/mambo in a way that would win amature dance competitions, in a way that is best to use socially like at a wedding, and in a way that is used for clubbing in dark seedy bars. I'm assuming you want the latter - and that really isn't taught it is just felt. You could start with the dance lessons for the competition or social style and then go to bars to learn the club style I guess.


so basically for club type dancing, I just need to go to the clubs and imitate what I see ?
 

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Drink lots of beer first


Yup...best way to do it. Nothing like a little liquid courage to get you out there and dancin up a storm. If you are hammered out of your face you won't care that you look like a fool. Also try to make your way to the middle of the dance floor so that it's harder for people to see you dance, so then even if you do suck no one will know.
 

dullard

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Originally posted by: polm
so basically for club type dancing, I just need to go to the clubs and imitate what I see ?
Basically most people at clubs are not dancing the true dance - they take the basics and morph it into something truely their own (which isn't necessarilly a bad thing and some of those are wonderful dance moves). But it means it isn't easilly teachable. The best I can suggest is take a few basic lessons at a ballroom - but then stop once you get that down and go to clubs and start imitating.

 

polm

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i don't want to dance by myself though...I want to be all pimp at grinding and moving with a lady ... if I just get drunk and start moving, I may hurt her.
 

dullard

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Originally posted by: polm
i don't want to dance by myself though...I want to be all pimp at grinding and moving with a lady ... if I just get drunk and start moving, I may hurt her.
Ok #1 rule to avoid injuries which will work for most latin/club dancing - don't lift your feet. Instead drag the ball of your foot lightly over the floor. It instantly makes you dance better (otherwise you look like Herman Munster) and you cannot step on her feet. As for the grinding, just keep your weight over your own feet - so you aren't leaning on her toppeling her back on her a$$.
 

polm

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Originally posted by: dullard
Originally posted by: polm
i don't want to dance by myself though...I want to be all pimp at grinding and moving with a lady ... if I just get drunk and start moving, I may hurt her.
Ok #1 rule to avoid injuries which will work for most latin/club dancing - don't lift your feet. Instead drag the ball of your foot lightly over the floor. It instantly makes you dance better (otherwise you look like Herman Munster) and you cannot step on her feet. As for the grinding, just keep your weight over your own feet - so you aren't leaning on her toppeling her back on her a$$.


ok ok...this is good stuff. Just what I am looking for.

Now what about my hips ? should I just kinda sway side-to-side ? what about my hands , should I just keep them attached to her hips , or flail them around like an idiot ?
 

NathanBWF

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Originally posted by: polm
i don't want to dance by myself though...I want to be all pimp at grinding and moving with a lady ... if I just get drunk and start moving, I may hurt her.

LOL...it's pretty hard to hurt a chick while bar dancing...you have to have confidence while you're out there too. If you look like you're having a good time, that's much better than just getting out there and being all shy and what not. Chicks dig confident guys. If all else fails then just make sure she's more drunk than you are...;)
 

polm

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Originally posted by: NathanBWF
Originally posted by: polm
i don't want to dance by myself though...I want to be all pimp at grinding and moving with a lady ... if I just get drunk and start moving, I may hurt her.

LOL...it's pretty hard to hurt a chick while bar dancing...you have to have confidence while you're out there too. If you look like you're having a good time, that's much better than just getting out there and being all shy and what not. Chicks dig confident guys. If all else fails then just make sure she's more drunk than you are...;)


actually, I am not worried about impressing the girl. I already have her :) We are going to NYC together at the end of July, and she wants me to dance with her at the clubs.

So I want to be a good dancer for her.
 

DanTMWTMP

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if u get drunk..u lose ur inhibitions....and u just move to whatever beat.....i can't dance worth crap....i bet u $100000 that i can't dance any better than u can...once i get a bit on the tipsy side...then it's over...i feel like i want to own the dance floor and hit it w/ chics...
 

DanTMWTMP

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Originally posted by: polm
Originally posted by: NathanBWF
Originally posted by: polm
i don't want to dance by myself though...I want to be all pimp at grinding and moving with a lady ... if I just get drunk and start moving, I may hurt her.

LOL...it's pretty hard to hurt a chick while bar dancing...you have to have confidence while you're out there too. If you look like you're having a good time, that's much better than just getting out there and being all shy and what not. Chicks dig confident guys. If all else fails then just make sure she's more drunk than you are...;)


actually, I am not worried about impressing the girl. I already have her :) We are going to NYC together at the end of July, and she wants me to dance with her at the clubs.

So I want to be a good dancer for her.


oh....U BASTARD THEN WAT U DO YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT!! ROAR!!!! meow..

:p
 

NathanBWF

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Originally posted by: polm
Originally posted by: NathanBWF
Originally posted by: polm
i don't want to dance by myself though...I want to be all pimp at grinding and moving with a lady ... if I just get drunk and start moving, I may hurt her.

LOL...it's pretty hard to hurt a chick while bar dancing...you have to have confidence while you're out there too. If you look like you're having a good time, that's much better than just getting out there and being all shy and what not. Chicks dig confident guys. If all else fails then just make sure she's more drunk than you are...;)


actually, I am not worried about impressing the girl. I already have her :) We are going to NYC together at the end of July, and she wants me to dance with her at the clubs.

So I want to be a good dancer for her.

Well you can always practice in front of your bathroom mirror while listening to Vanilla Ice...practice makes perfect! Other than that I'm all outta ideas. I usually just get drunk and make sure I'm dancing better than the guy next to me.

 

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about 70% of men look like total idiots on the dance floor. some people are lanky, some people are too intense, some people look totally drugged out.

whatever, it doesn't matter. if you're out there dancing with a girl you're already halfway there. the other half is contingent upon how much money you have, and to a lesser extent, how good looking you are. she's concentrating on herself on the dance floor, and unless you're a total tard (read: hopeless) then it doesn't matter what you do.
 

"What can I do ?? I want to go out to clubs and shake my a$$ with hot chix, but I get nervous and I feel like I dance like an idiot.

What can I do ??"


Uh-oh! :Q Are you sure the phone sex was real if you can't even shake your a$$? :Q Maybe that's why your ex was holding hands with her new bf and upset you? She figured you couldn't dance your a$$, much less perform phone sex.

LMAO at Polm. Sorry Polm, but your posts always crack me up . . . they sound like they're from a kid.

Hope you can learn dancing soon. Why not try buying a video and practicing? Or take lessons at the gym or anywhere else that offers dance sessions. :p