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Dancing Do's and Don'ts

Dancing Do's and Don'ts

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Whether you're attending an event, looking to get next to that girl on the dance floor or simply trying to have a good time, you're going to run into situations where dancing is a must (lest you be singled out).


But what if you don't know how to dance or you're just not that good, are you going to "sit out" and stick out? No, not anymore because we have sat down with the guys of United1ne to give you some basics that any pro or any novice can use to dance.


United1ne is a renowned breakdance/pop-lock/R&B/ and Hip hop dance group. But don't worry, these tips are useful "musts" for any style of dance you may need to perform.


First Up: Stretch


Seriously, if you want to work some magic on the dance floor you gotta make sure you're all limbered up. Dancing of any sort requires you move fluidly and you won't be able to do that if youíre all tense. You can always spot the tense guy on the dance floor. They are the ones who just look out of place; they don't look natural. And if looking awkward or out of place isn't enough to convince you to stretch, then pulling a hamstring while dancing with that hot girl might just change your mind.


Stretching is always a good idea before you go to a club, even if you think you're not going to be dancing, because there is always that possibility that you will end up dancing anyway. Legs, arms, back muscles, the whole deal. Just like a swimmer, a good dancer makes use of his whole body and if you're trying to do something you haven't done in a while (or at all), you may very well pull a muscle you didn't even know you had.


Stick To What You Know


Don't go trying moves you have only seen other people do, especially in public. Trying backflips you can't do is a good way to end up with some missing teeth and trying moves you don't know is a good way to humiliate yourself.


If you want to learn more sophisticated or intense dance moves or routines Ė take a class. A class is a great way to learn from people who know how to do it better than you. Itís great that you want to learn, but the dance floor at the club is not the place to do it. The dance floor is where you should be showing off your moves, not trying them out or learning them. Just because you think what you're doing looks cool everyone else might not think so, which makes this a surefire way to embarrass yourself. Practice in front of a mirror and honestly critique yourself; work hard and refine your moves and/or routine then, when you are ready, demonstrate your dance to trusted family or friends and get some feedback. TV and Youtube can be great ways to pick up moves, you just have to search. Until you have mastered your new moves -Stick to basics.


And just to clarify: the "Stand-At-The-Bar-Head-Bob" is not a dance. The basics should be enough to keep your date interested, without scaring her off. Just remember to act like whatever you are doing is the easiest thing in the world and people will mistake you for a natural dancer.

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