How To Start Dancing

Have you ever had the feeling that you were a fly in the wall? Are you afraid that you will look like a fool in front of all the people around you? Then I guess it's time to learn how to dance.

Calling all wallflowers! This is your lucky day! It is as easy as one, two, three, and four. Follow these simple steps (pun intended) and you could be jukin' and jiving in no time.

  1. Feel the rhythm. To some this step comes naturally. Unfortunately, you are not like most guys (Hence you are reading this). So, to compensate for your ineptitude, you can count your beat. Listen carefully to the song. There should be a beat underneath all the guitar, piano and any other instrument they play. Try counting to that beat. It doesn't matter if you say it out loud. The girls would think of it as cute.

    Normally this will be a count of four. Unless of course you are waltzing -- that would be a count of three. Some other songs would use the three-count but most of the time it is just a four count where the fourth beat is a pause. For example, one, two, three, pause.

  2. Bob your head. Now that you have the rhythm, it is now time to get your head bobbin'. Bob your head to beat. If the beat is slow enough you can time your bobs in a way that your chin goes down every beat. If the beat is too fast then your best bet is to get your chin down every other beat. If you put your chin down every beat it would look like you were headbanging.
  3. Sway left to right. Shift your weight between your two feet. Continue your head-bobbing and to make things easier continue counting. You can shift from left to right, right to left at every beat. If the beat is too fast do it every other beat to make things easier.
  4. Move your hips. Start swaying your hips to the weight of your body. If you shift your weight to the left, then move your hips to the left. When you shift to the right, sway your hips to right.
  5. Throw your hands in the air and wave them just like you don't care. Having your hands to the side limp or close to the body shows that you are not comfortable. Throw them about, but be careful not to hit anyone around you. Try to lose yourself to the music as you all the other steps.

Of course this is just a few steps that you can do to make dancing a little bit easier. You can make things up as you go. It is all part of the fun. The most important thing is that you enjoy yourself. So, go ahead and dust off your dancing shoes, because I feel a dance fever coming on.


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