Friday, December 20, 2013
Night Club Tips for Dancers....
Tips for the Ladies ...
A successful strategy toward dancing all night, apart from knowing how to dance, is to be seen dancing. Guys are generally a shy lot, but if they know you can and will dance, you'll be dancing all night.
So...select a good dance club or studio party. A place with a wide range of ages works best. Some of those older guys can really dance!
Wear something bright and colorful, just be sure, whatever it is, it's noticeable! Dance places can be dim as dusk, so make sure you don't blend into the shadows. Arrive early and position yourself as close to the dance floor as possible. Sit or stand near the dance floor, preferably where guys coming off the floor will see you first. Most importantly, don't congregate with a group of women. No guy is going to walk up to several women hanging together and risk that kind of rejection.
Smile till it hurts! If you don't look like you're enjoying yourself, you probably won't be! Don't be afraid to make eye contact. Say, "Yes!" to the first dance offer, no matter who it is, and keep on saying it. This is the most important rule! Being picky is counter-productive, so lose the attitude! If you're seen saying no, you'll be left with only the blind and the bold - a small, and not necessarily cute, minority. The point of saying yes every time is to increase your chances of meeting talented, interesting dance partners. If you do this right, good dancers will soon monopolize your time anyway. Ask good dancers to teach you something new! They'll usually be happy to oblige and will seek you out in the future.
Oh, and don't chew gum - or if you have to, do it with your mouth closed.
Tips for the Guys ...
Some of the above and then...
Find a smiling gal who's near the dance floor and ask her to dance. But for goodness sake, take a few classes first and remember - smooth is as good or better than fancy! A couple of basic steps done correctly and on tempo is more fun for your partner than a dozen pretzel turns done badly with the timing all screwed up.
Avoid dancing roughly - like pulling your partner's arm out of its socket. It's bad form. Remember, you want to look good, and you can look really good if you make your partner look good. Make eye contact - dancing is about communication.
Dance with all sorts of partners, it'll make you a better dancer, not to mention, it'll make you seem like a nice guy.
ALSO, if you haven't showered, shaved, or brushed your teeth for a while, it might be a good idea to do that first!
You don't want women to be pointing you out for the wrong reasons!
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