How to dance club style

How to Dance at a Club or Party

You probably know people who can dance at a club without a second thought.

They just go out, have a few drinks, get down on the dance floor, and have a great night.

Meanwhile, you're seized by panic and insecurity just thinking about dancing at a club.

And whenever you do drag yourself out, you stay glued to the wall and watch everyone else let loose on the dance floor.

But guess what? Those awkward feels are completely normal. And we PROMISE you can overcome them!

Follow these 5 simple steps and never worry about feeling left out again.

1. Find the beat/rhythm as you make your way towards the dance floor

Don't expect yourself to bust out a Step Up routine out of nowhere as soon as you step foot on the dance floor.

This isn't a movie! Start small – really small – by just bobbing your head to the beat.

Do this before you even get on the dance floor. Think of it this way: Music is the one thing that lubricates the whole experience of being at the club.

It sets the mood as soon as you walk in until the moment you walk out. You have to be comfortable with the music first.

So start interacting with the music right away. You can listen and nod your head a you're holding your drink, hanging with a friend, or even sitting down.

This is an easy way to set yourself up for success on the dance floor before you even start dancing.

Your body will already have a handle on the rhythm, so you're more likely to stay on beat by the time you do get your feet steppin'.

Watch this video to learn how to find and count beats in music:

2. Start with a small bounce / groove

Once you're on, or around, the dance floor, start bouncing with your whole body.

Think of this bounce as a bigger version of your head bob. You're still moving to that same rhythm, but now with your knees, core, and chest.

You know how a baby bounces on his knees when he hears a song he likes? Like that, but not as jolt-y.

Ease into those bounces calmly, then slowly build up your energy. This helps make your dancing look more natural.

Carlo Darang describes what a bounce / groove is in this video:

3. Learn simple steps

Got a handle on the music? Great.

Started bouncing with your body? Check. Now, let's get your feet moving!

But wait – you won't know which foot to step where without any practice.

So learn a few basic dance steps before you go to dance at a club.

This video will teach you how to do 3 basic dance moves that work with any song:

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4. Let loose

Now that you've got the basics of dance down, it's time to put on a few finishing touches to make sure you look comfortable and confident with every move.

These quick tips will help you refine your dancing so you look more loose, groovy, and comfortable:

5. Join the party

By this point, you've got a handle on dancing 1. on beat 2. with your whole body 3. using steps.

But you didn't come to dance at a club to do all this alone!

Once you have that base, dance with the people around you.

If you're in a crowd or a group of friends, then you can play off of their movements and energy.

Mimic the moves your friends are doing, lip sync with them, rap Nicki's entire verse in Motor Sport from memory.

And if the DJ or song lyrics tell you to do something (like put your hands up or jump), then do it!

These are little things you can't predict or practice – remember that you're out to have fun, not to play DDR in your head.

Grinding (or whatever you call it) on someone is its own topic – but whether you're dancing with one person or a whole group of people, the most important thing to do is to... Stay in rhythm!

You and your partner or friends could be doing totally different things. They could be jumping while you're pumping your arms.

She could be swaying side to side as you're 2-stepping.

But as long as you're moving to the same beat, it'll still feel like you're dancing together.

(The closer you physically get, though, the more similar you want your movements to be so that you don't end up hitting each other or creating friction between your moves. Dance with them!)


I hope these tips help you kiss those insecurities goodbye!

Follow these 5 steps and you'll realize that it's possible, and actually quite easy, to dance at a club.

You just need the right resources, some practice, and a dash of confidence. ;)

Have fun!

9 Great Club Dancing Tips for Guys

Dance clubs aren’t just for dancing. You can always have a great night at the club if you just hang out with friends and enjoy the music, have a few drinks, and meet some new people. At some point, though, you’re probably going to want to dance because the beat is so sweet or you see someone you’re interested in heading toward the dance floor. Dancing intimidates a lot of men for a lot of reasons, but it doesn’t have to. If you’re a guy who feels self-conscious about dancing at the club, try these tips.

1. Have Fun

First of all, remind yourself you’re going to the club to have a great time. Pick a dance club with an inclusive vibe that welcomes anyone with a great attitude who’s ready for fun, like Onyx Room. You’ll be a lot more confident on the dance floor at a club that encourages people to just be themselves and leave their inhibitions at the door. 

2. Check Out Social Media for Dance Moves

Tik-Tok is the perfect place to find instructional videos that focus on single dance moves. If you want more detailed step-by-step instructions, search for dance moves on YouTube. Some of the most popular moves are complicated, but you’ll get better at them if you practice.

3. Loosen Up First

There’s no rule that says everyone has to dance at the club, so don’t feel like you’re required to get up and move. Some guys need a couple of drinks before they have the confidence to hit the floor, while others just want to wait until they hear their favorite songs. If you don’t get yourself into the right mood for dancing, you won’t have a good time on the floor.

4. Don’t Overthink It

Dancing at San Diego nightclubs is all about having fun and being spontaneous. Guys who think too much about dancing will never make it to the floor. If you feel like dancing when the music hits you, just follow your instincts.

5. Be Respectful of Other Dancers

Whether you’re dancing with a partner or a group of people, respect everyone else’s space. You won’t make any friends if you act like the floor is a mosh pit.

6. Know When to Lead and When to Follow

Dance styles like salsa and bachata require guys to lead their partners, but things are different with genres like reggaeton, hip-hop, and EDM. Smart guys who routinely ask women to dance at nightclubs know they don’t have to lead. In fact, they often let their partners take the lead and mirror or complement the ladies’ tempo, rhythm, and moves.

7. Take Dance Lessons

This is by no means a requirement, but guys who subconsciously feel they aren’t good dancers should take advantage of the opportunity to learn some cool moves by taking dance lessons. In San Diego, women flock to dance classes, and a lot of them would love having male partners to dance with during class.

8. Focus on the Beat

Where there’s dancing, there’s a beat. Even professional dancers know their killer moves and complex sequences are pretty lame if they don’t match the beat. For example, hip-hop makes everyone sway and bop. You’ll be fine if this is all you have to bring to the dance floor.

9. Learn Simple Basic Moves

You may have noticed nightclubs play a lot of crossover and collaboration music today. This is great for club dancers because they only need to learn a few basic dance moves. Search online for videos that teach modern dance moves like the two-step, the side-to-side rock, the triangle step, and the bounce. When you can flow between these basic moves, you’ll definitely look good at the club.

If you’re ready to hit the dance floor at the best nightclub in San Diego, check out the Onyx Room Nightclub. Onyx is a staple of the Gaslamp Quarter nightlife scene, and its clientele makes it a truly great nightclub. With music genres including hip hop, top 40, urban Latin, reggaeton, bachata, salsa, merengue, regional, cumbia, and Banda, we have something to please everyone’s taste. You’ll find that special something that attracts an open-minded, up-for-anything, and, above all, incredibly friendly crowd. Our inviting atmosphere and welcoming staff will ensure you have an experience unlike any other. To learn more about why Onyx Nightclub is the premier San Diego nightclub, call us at 619-876-8044.

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Club dances - types and directions

Club dances are an ideal option for maintaining tone and good physical shape for any modern person. It is not difficult to learn them - as a rule, in order to master the technique of the chosen direction and start improvising, you should study for about six months. Moreover, you will not need a partner, which means that you will be able to plan your workouts without depending on anyone and without focusing on anyone.

It should be noted that modern club dances include many styles and trends. And we will talk about the most common of them below.

HIP-HOP. Trends such as "Hip-hop" and "Funk" have been popular for a long time. These club dances are performed to dynamic and modern, but non-aggressive music, and in them short sharp movements are harmoniously combined with smooth and plastic ones.

LOCKING. A specific style that involves intensive performance of movements with a wide amplitude, as well as a variety of turns. As a rule, this dance direction implies that the dancer moves at high speed, and therefore it is ideal for battles or for performing on stage.

GO-GO. This is a very characteristic direction, which is based on broad movements that attract attention. Moreover, the dancer's artistry and his ability to improvise are extremely important for GO-GO.

HOUSE DANCE. Such dances are performed to specific electronic music, and their distinctive features are drive, high speed, movements with a large amplitude.

Trance. This style is somewhat similar to the previous one, however, in addition to the movements related to the "House" direction, it also includes a variety of waves.

R&B. A very fashionable direction, which in our time has many fans, is R&B. Such dances are performed to the appropriate music, they are distinguished by dynamism and plasticity. And because R&B is considered an ideal option for fans of disco clubs.

STRIP. The direction under consideration is suitable, first of all, for people who want to learn how to feel their body. Moreover, in the overwhelming majority of cases, STRIP is chosen by girls, and this program includes a wide variety of elements of classical and modern, as well as jazz choreography.

Tecktonik. This is a rather specific dance, in which you can find elements of locking, hip-hop, popping, as well as techno. Moreover, the direction in question implies the performance of rather complex movements, but with a small amplitude.

Latin style. Initially, this style did not belong to the category of club dances. However, every year it is gaining more and more popularity - and it is not surprising, because many modern disco clubs host themed Latin parties.

There are other types of club dances, which are less common nowadays. So every person who wants to learn how to dance beautifully and modernly, master his body to perfection and always make an indelible impression on others, can choose exactly the style that he likes the most.

Club-Dance - style descriptions

Club-Dance is a wide range of dance styles that allow you to move to the rhythm of any music that sounds in a variety of clubs. Accordingly, this vast direction has a lot of sub-styles - and, basically, they are called the same as the music to which they are performed.

There is no place for tightness and stiffness in club dances. It differs from other styles of club dance in that it can be applied at a fashionable disco.

Club dance schools in Moscow are very popular, because many people dream of standing out on the dance floor and thus capturing attention. Training in schools takes place both among beginners and those who have already managed to master some movements or even entire directions.

Club dance is one of the most. Club dance classes will teach you how to combine movements on an instinctive level. Many girls attend club dance classes in order to lose weight and get in good shape.


The starting event in the history of club dance is considered by many to be the global cultural revolution of the late 60s - early 70s of the 20th century. It was then that a new culture of music and fashion began to take shape. In the turbulent 90s for Russia, an active passion for young people for a new life came to our country. The first platforms of the European level began to appear, which later became brands.

Watch video club dancing


MDC NRG, dance school

Moscow, st. Baltiyskaya, 9

+7 (985) 779 58 68, +7 (915) 109 98 89


Moscow, Electrolitny proezd, 7/2

+7 (925) 391 06 00

GallaDance, dance clubs

Moscow, metro station 1905 Goda, Krasnopresnenskaya Naberezhnaya, 12

+7 (495) 786 76 36

54 Dance Studio

Moscow, st. Regiment, d 3 building 6


5Life, dance school

Moscow, Leningradsky prospect, 12

+7 926 605 57 64

Anabel dance, dance school

Moscow, 12th Parkovaya st. 7

+7 962 906 09 37

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