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How to dance with women? We guys have all been there. We are at a party and we see all these beautiful girls on the dancefloor. Our natural reaction is to want to dance with them.
So how should guys go about this? Well, much of the advice available is given by men. However, it is in fact women who are much better placed to give this advice. For women are the ones who know what truly works (instead of men who just ‘think’ they know what works).
We compiled a comprehensive set of responses from a wide variety of women on their advice for how men should dance with women. This advice is logically broken down below:To dance well with women at a party or club requires men to:
- Be aware of the need to earn a womens trust
- Ackowledge the difference between dancing and ‘picking up’
- Become a good dancer themselves
- Practice partner dancing
- Be well-groomed and have good fashion
- Assess what type of woman they are interested in dancing with
- Use subtle signs to signal their interest to the woman and being perceptive to the woman’s mutual interest
- Select an appropriate approach which aligns with the type of woman they are interested in
- Close distance to be within the woman’s proximity allowing dancing to ensue more easily
- Know what sort of dance moves they should do when dancing with a woman
- Know when to stop dancing and when to take things further.
In the following paragraphs, we break down how these criteria work in reality. This is supported by real experience and advice from women who have experienced dancing with men. We break down why these criteria are critically important for men on a dancefloor who want to dance with women.
Read on for 11 key factors that you should take into account before approaching women on a dancefloor. These will help to avoid embarrassment or awkwardness, or at worse, rejection.
Table of ContentsBe aware of the need to earn a woman’s trust:
This is a very important thing to be aware of. Many women on a club dancefloor have reported being victims of men touching them with no consent. This means that women on dance floors have a legitimate distrust of men who approach them in clubs and parties.
The challenge of a dancefloor:
Understanding a woman’s mistrust of men on a club or party dancefloor is invaluable as a man. This enables men to be aware that they need to be careful when approaching women in a club. Men need to understand that women have their defenses up in a club. These defenses are higher than in less sexualized environments, such as a cafe or book club.
This does mean that approaching women on a dancefloor is a particularly challenging/hostile environment, but not an impossible environment.
‘Nothing gets my defenses up more than a guy leering at us for 10 minutes then being attacked from behind on a dancefloor.’
‘From my experience, lots of guys think it’s ok to just come up behind a girl and just start grinding himself on her ass. THIS IS NOT OK.’
‘It is scary, and honestly very creepy to have someone casually establish control over you without consent.’Emily, 24, club dancer,
Jacinta, 28, club dancer,
Rebecca, 19, Club dancer.
The need to be genuinely trustworthy:
This all means that a man needs to genuinely earn a woman’s trust. He needs to genuinely show her that he is not just there to touch/kiss her. Note the word genuine, definitely don’t try and fake it, that is manipulative and immoral.
At this point, allow me to introduce Andrew Ferebee, who is a 3x bestselling dating author. He notes that without trust, the interaction will be laced with tension where the woman will be questioning:
- ‘Is he trying to sleep with me?’
- ‘Do I want to sleep with him?’
- ‘There are dozens of other guys here too, is he the one I want to go home with?’.
To avoid such tension and transactional behaviors, it is important to build genuine trust. It is also worth acknowledging that dancefloors are not the holy grail for easy relations between men and women. This is despite what movies and songs have portrayed them as.
Earning trust is the first and most important step in being able to dance with a woman.Acknowledge the difference between dancing and ‘picking up’:
It is critical, particularly at parties or clubs, that the difference between dancing and ‘picking up’ is understood.
For many men, the only reason they want to dance with a woman is to attempt to touch a woman. You guessed it, women are very perceptive to this. Indeed they are on the lookout for this and are generally not attracted to it. However, in some cases, it also works the opposite way too.
The trouble with ‘picking up’:
But, I hear you ask, what about the women that seem to enjoy guys that touch them immediately? Well, women have reported that there is indeed a small percentage of women that:
- Will likely be insecure physically
- Will usually drink too much
- Are attracted to the loudest, aggressive, and most rambunctious man in the room
- The man will touch her without much consent
- She will take this as evidence of her attractiveness and feel verified.
For the purposes of this article, these types of men and women are categorized in the ‘picking up’ category, not the dance category.
It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED you avoid such behaviors due to the high potential for a lack of consent.
Also, remember that men who participate in this type of behavior are likely playing a numbers game. Let’s say a man hit’s on 30 women. The nature of this game means they might commit low-grade sexual assault on 28 out of 30 women. 2 out of 30 women might enjoy being dominated. That’s a pretty low success rate with a whole lot of harm caused.
This is a destructive and selfish game to play by those who have no qualms with traumatizing others. Unfortunately, such small success is very public. Many men biasedly see the success of the rambunctious man with his 2 out of 30 women. They would take that as proof that this is the only way to dance with women at a club. This is very incorrect and destructive.
The difference between dancing and ‘picking up’:
So, this article will focus on men dancing well with women for the purposes of having fun dancing. Not for the purposes of getting physical on a club dancefloor.
The end of the former vs the start of the latter can be flexible at times. Particularly in a venue where the alcohol is flowing and the dancefloor is crowded and genuine attraction exists.
The difference is that the former is more wholesome, and more of a gentleman’s trait than the latter. And it is sorely needed on today’s modern party dancefloor.
A useful article to read which highlights the nuances of club dancing is How To Dance In A Club: The simple, proven technique.
In order to start dancing well, men need to do a subtle yet powerful shift from:
- Dancing for the sake of ‘picking up’
- To dancing for the sake of enjoying dancing.
Otherwise, your whole motivation and resulting movement are skewed. A metaphor for this might be eating food for the sake of savoring a delicious meal versus eating food in a competitive eating competition.
‘Have fun dancing and don’t be on a dancefloor just to get to a womans body.’Advice seen in 97% of female responses.
This leads us to the fact that many men don’t know how to enjoy dance without ulterior sexual motives. This is addressed in the next paragraph.Become a good dancer:
This is where many men fail. The number of times you will see men who cannot dance try and dance with women is too high. This is not a good look.
Dancing poorly also reduces a man’s status. The reason for this is it is clear to the woman that the man does not have much athleticism. This a key attribute in the male-to-female attraction construct dating back centuries. The principle is how can you protect her when you have no warrior attributes.
So it is crucial that before a man looks to dance with a woman, he himself should focus on becoming a good dancer and learn how to genuinely enjoy dancing.
‘If men have rythym, cool dance moves, and are a confident dancer, there is a good chance a woman will want to dance with you before you even approach her. ’Lauren, 25, club dancer.
Two articles that are invaluable in this regard are as follows:
- How To Dance As A Guy: The complete guide men need.
- How To Become A Good Dancer: The complete guide people need.
Dancing well also allows men to show women what type of character they are. For example, if a man:
- Drinks to excess
- Careens around the dancefloor and stumbles into people
- Gets into women’s personal spaces without consent
- Has half a pint of beer sloshing in his hand and the other half of the pint is all over his clothes
This all clearly shows women what type of character he is, aka lacking class.
In another example, if a man:
- Is on a dancefloor genuinely enjoying the music
- Moves with confidence, humility and is courteous of others on a dancefloor
- Is sober enough to be in control of himself
Then this also shows women his more decent caliber of character.Practice partner dancing and apply the learnings to party or club dancing:
Dancing with a girl is quite different from dancing by yourself. For this reason, it can be quite useful to gain some experience with partner dancing. However, it is acknowledged that club or party dancing with a girl is different from formal partner dancing.
When you practice partner dancing, whether it be Salsa, Ballroom, etc, you become more accustomed to the nuances of moving with a woman whilst dancing.
This is useful in a party or club scenario because you will already know:
- Rythym synergy between a man and woman, and what good synergy feels like.
- How it feels to hold a woman’s hands whilst dancing and how to lead those hands.
- Feet placement to avoid stepping on the woman’s toes or having your toes stepped on.
- How to perform some moves if it does come to partner dancing.
- What to do if a woman comes in close and wants to slow dance.
- The differences between partner versus solo dancing, etc.
- How to be comfortable with dancing with a woman, including eye contact.
This is a fairly straightforward staple of the attraction world, and yet one which is too often glossed over by men.
Similarly to dancing well, being well-groomed and having good fashion raises your status with women. Being well groomed includes the following:
- Trimming your beard or being clean shaven
- Good skin maintenance
- Attractive hair
- White and even teeth
- Attractive amounts of muscle/fat
- Good smell- includes body and breath.
Again women are very perceptive to these things as they themselves are often the masters of beauty and fashion. Remember if you can’t take of yourself, how can you take care of her?
This is particularly important in a scene such as a club or a party, given how visually-based these places are. The reason for this is that the music is usually so loud that meaningful conversation is limited.
It is useful to think about the importance of grooming and fashion from a woman’s perspective. Would YOU want to dance with someone who looked below average and smelt below average too?
Tips on how to be well-presented:
So spend some time and invest some money into looking and smelling great. Some useful and quick tips to get you started in this regard are as follows:Get inspired:
Follow 2 fashion social media channels on your platform of choice. This will give you regular inspiration.
It will also give you tips on how to wear clothes fashionably by men who make a living from it. It forces you to engage in fashion choices as it will be a part of your social media consumption.Identify what you need:
Make yourself a list of clothes you need to improve your wardrobe. Include color, material, and context of when you would wear it. Focus is key when shopping.Avoid burnout:
Set yourself a time limit of 1.5hrs whilst shopping. Also, keep notes as to when you last shopped and which shopping center. Remember that stores tend to introduce new clothes every fortnight to a month. Shopping efficiently will reduce the chance of burnout.Be disciplined:
Be disciplined with your grooming schedule and don’t be afraid to experiment with what works for you. Consider permanent solutions for body hair such as laser hair removal. If you do get laser hair removal be sure to seek out a reputable clinic to avoid harmful side effects.
However, be wary of such things as waxing which can cause negative side effects. Particularly if you are prone to in-grown hairs.Stay fit:
Join a gym or purchase home gym equipment and commit to a regular fitness schedule.What your friends say about you:
Also, be aware of what your own group looks like. Are your friends well-groomed and dressing well? This can raise your general status.
Or is your group a large number of heavily muscled, tall men? This can be intimidating for women. Particularly if her acceptance of your dance invitation turns into her unknowingly accepting all of your friends into her small group of girlfriends.Assess her type/group:
Quickly assessing what type of woman you might be about to try and dance with is valuable for several reasons. The most notable of these reasons is that there are many different types of women on a dancefloor. Many of them also have different preferences and motives for dancing.
For example, a woman might look shy and not too confident on a dancefloor. Brashly going up to her and doing wild dance movements in her vicinity probably won’t be attractive to her. Whereas being more subtle and matching her perceived mood will likely be more attractive to her.
However, a woman might be confidently dominating a dancefloor with intense dance moves. In this instance being more confident and bold will likely yield better dance results for you.
Genuinely assess whether you have a chance with her given her level of attractiveness. If she is completely stunning, you might feel that she is definitely out of your league. This is fair enough. In this, it might be better to aim for someone who is perhaps more aligned with your own physical attractiveness. Be honest with yourself, but also make sure your self-esteem is accurate (not too high and not too low).
Types of groups:
Assessing her group is also useful because the group type can influence the chances of you dancing with her. For example:
- A large guy group: If she is with a large guy group this is risky group. This is due to the unknown relationship types the girl might share with each or one particular guy.
- A large girl group: If she is with a large girl group this can also be a risky group. Particularly if the group seems to be protective of her due to her good looks. This might reduce your chances of dancing with her.
- One or two girl friends: If she is with few friends this could be an easier group to dance with. Particularly if the friends seem easy going.
Women have advised that gradually moving to a woman’s vicinity on a dancefloor makes it easier for dancing together. Note the keywords here are gradual and vicinity.
Gradual in this context means not in an obvious way. You don’t want to make a beeline for her, as that is intimidating. Just make it look as though you are finding a better space on the dancefloor to dance. It is also important to not approach from her back as this is where many unwanted advances come from. Approach her gradually from the front so she knows you are not trying to creep up on her.
Vicinity in this context means within 1-2 meters of her, depending on how crowded the dancefloor is. You don’t want to go right into her personal space bubble. This bubble shrinks or contracts depending on how crowded the dancefloor is, but STILL EXISTS. At this stage, you just want to be within her line of sight. This means she has the chance to notice you more without immediate pressure.Signal that you might be interested and be perceptive if she is also interested:
So, you are now within the line of sight of a woman that you want to try and dance with. What do you do now?
Advice by women is that a woman is generally very aware of who is in a club or party. She will likely have already seen you (even if she pretends she hasn’t). And generally already made up her mind as to how physically attractive you are, and if you are:
- Physically attractive: But if you are innitialy in this category, poor dance skills can bump you down into category 2.
- Not physically attractive: Generally speaking, no amount of great dance skills will hange her mind about you. The importance of first impressions.
- Unsure: Be aware that if you are in this category, good dance skills can raise your status into category 1.
Indicators of interest:
To get some sense as to how interested she is in you, can go three ways, as advised by women:Your eye contact:
You can signal that you might be interested in dancing with her by giving her eye contact AND smiling.
This is one of the least intrusive ways to start the process of engaging a woman like a gentleman.
But, remember there is such a thing as too little and too much eye contact. Also smiling too broadly or too little. Too little and you risk not being noticed. Too much and you will come across as creepy/cringey.
After the first bit of eye contact, you will be in her head. Now is the time to dance well and show her you are a cool kind of guy.
- Try and repeat the eye contact 1-2 more times after a song or so (whilst giving her a nice smile).
- Notice if she smiles back
- Or giggles with her friends
- Or you find her looking at you after you have glanced away from her.
- A fun trick is try poking your tongue out at them like a kid. This is fun and makes you stand out.
If she does the above, then there is a good chance that she might be interested in dancing with you. Or at least talking with you.
But, be receptive to if she doesn’t smile back or is just returning your look without any warmth. Take that as a sign she is not interested.Her eye contact:
If you find her looking at you:
- Around 3 times
- She smiles with her friends aftewards
- Or maintains eye contact beyond an accidental length
Then these are good signs that she may be interested in you.
It can be useful to have a female friend with you on a night out. Your female friends can notice when other women may be looking at you in an interested way. Or verify if a woman’s look is indeed interested as opposed to an accidental look.Chance conversations:
Women have also advised that interest in them doesn’t always have to be through eye contact. It is possible to engage a woman in small talk at a:
- Or smoke area
- Or outside of the club
This can be done using small talk topics covered in the next section.
However, be aware this is more intrusive than eye contact and should be treated with more caution as a result.Restraint in chance conversations
Be aware, that showing some restraint (but not too much) can be attractive.
Let’s say she is very beautiful and she is engaging in conversation with you. Show some restraint by not immediately jumping at any small sign of interest she shows towards you. This will raise your value and generally make you appear less desperate or at least different to other men.
For example, you can tell her she looks really cute tonight, have some small talk, then back off. This way so she knows you are interested but you are not pushy and you have restraint. You might then see her on the dancefloor and you will be in her head.
Understand that most beautiful women have men desperately trying to get her number. The vast majority of these men are usually too pushy, flirty, sexual, or desperate, or all of these combined.
Have the dignity and restraint to wait for more substantial signals of interest.
A good trait combination is to have:
- The boldness to engage in chance conversations
- The restraint to not be too pushy or flirty
- Have the values of kindness and respect
- Remain genuine and fun
- And the perceptiveness as to how much she did or did not enjoy your small talk.
If it looked like she did not enjoy the conversation by:
- Staying glued to her phone
- Or mentioning her boyfriend
- Or not reciproacting the conversation
Then take those as signals as signs to back off.
‘A woman will have seen you (even if she pretends she hasn’t) and already made up her mind as to how physically attractive you are and if you are a ‘yes’, ‘no’ or ‘maybe’.’Sarah, 27, club dancer and dance teacher.
Accurately read signals of interest:
This ‘interest confirmation’ is a step that many men also fail to do, particularly in clubs. It is very important to get some sense of a woman’s interest level, prior to dancing with her.
Far too many egotistical men think that one random glance from a woman is her signaling that she wants them. It’s generally not as flippant as this.
Also, far too many men drink to excess and then start to approach and touch women on a club dancefloor. They do this because they wouldn’t know what to do if they were sober. And don’t care when they are drunk. DON’T BE ONE OF THESE.
Take rejection well and generally not personally:
Always remember to be a gentleman on a dancefloor. And be receptive to indications of interest or non-interest and react appropriately.
Numerous women have advised that there may be multiple reasons for a woman’s lack of interest. It may not be because she finds you creepy or that you lack attractiveness or skills in approaching.
There may be a variety of reasons such as, she may:
- Just want to dance with her friends
- Have a boyfriend
- Not be in the mood to dance with anyone due to hidden issues
- Enjoy dancing by herself more than dancing with someone becuase it limits her movement
- Not want to have to go to the effort of finding out if she can trust a strange man
- Not be looking to meet new people due to her personal circumstances such as going through a tough time in her life
- Have exceeded her threshold for dealing with new people for that night
- Have a general aversion to dancing with a guy due to past experience
- Be tired
- Be about to leave
- Have sore feet
- Have drunk too much.
Also, be aware that you can do the perfect approach and some women don’t know how to react appropriately or kindly. Unfortunately, this can happen where she carries more blame than you. This is particularly rife in younger women.Transition tactfully/naturally to dancing with her:
This step is the most nerve-wracking. This is where there is the biggest risk of being rejected or things being awkward. This step is of course transitioning naturally to dancing with her.
This all builds on points 6, 7, and 8. It requires:
- Selecting the right approach
- Approaching at the right time
- Using the right approach for the type of woman you are interested in dancing with
- Approaching after (and only after), receiving confirmation of her interest in dancing with you.
General advice from women on transitioning to dancing with them:
Advice from many women on transitioning to dancing with them is as follows:
- Don’t slink around the edge of their girl group like a predator.
- Definitely don’t grab them from behind as women report that is scary, disgusting, not sexy, and low-grade sexual assault. Put yourself in the woman’s shoes and imagine if you were trying to have a fun night out. Then someone proportinally stronger than you decides to come up behind you and start grinding on you without any consent. DO NOT EVER DO THIS.
- Many women don’t know what they are doing either with dancing with a partner. So you can take some comfort in that.
- Don’t just start breakdancing in front of her.
- Check your body odour, level of sweat and breath smell. No one wants to dance with someone dripping in sweat and reaking of body odour/foul breath.
- Ask women to dance (and wait for a response) instead of just grabbing them. Most of them will say yes, but never blur the lines of space and trust.
- Think of women as people first (not women first) with feelings and a story just like you. Not some mysterious species. Don’t alienate them to the point where unnaceptable behaviour becomes acceptable.
How to dance with shy or not confident women:
If the type of woman is shy or not confident then:
- The right approach will generally be to match her mood and level of moves.
- This will make her feel more comfortable and less out of place. When people feel comfortable they are more likely to want to dance.
- This might look like gradually/casually facing her
- If she reciprocates the face-off, then showing each other a few dance moves before complimenting her on her dance skills.
- Suddenly you now have stood out from the crowd and are less of a stranger.
How to dance with bold or confident women:
If the type of woman is bold, has high energy, and is very confident then:
- The right approach would generally be to match her energy and boldness.
- This might look like putting on your best dance moves
- Or raising the level of eye contact to see if she reciprocates
- Or if she is in the middle of a dance circle then engaging her in a mock dance battle. You get the idea.
Remember to keep things natural with small talk:
Women have advised that if you feel the need to break the ice then consider these small talk topics. This can keep things feeling natural.
Remember to speak slowly, clearly, and loud enough. Also don’t speak so close that she can feel your breath. Try and have a cute/cheeky smile, and have some eye contact (but don’t stare).Small talk topics can include:
- Who is she with?
- Is she wearing anything interesting (bracelet, bag, shoes, peircing, phone, earings, etc.)? Avoid comments about her body or immediate clothing such as her dress.
- Is she drinking, if so what?
- Does she look happy, bored, grumpy, sad, excited?
- Does she have an accent, if so where is it from?
- What does she do? Is she looking around, or is she texting a lot, or is she dancing, or waiting for a drink?
- What sort of music might she like?
- A simple ‘hi, I am… what is your name’ or ‘hey, hows it going’ can also work.
Another tip in the name of keeping things natural is to avoid overthinking how you will approach her, do some thinking and preparation but not overly so.
A general rule is once you receive the confirmation that she might be interested in dancing with you (as mentioned above), act on it within 5 seconds.
This will force your brain to not overthink it and to remain natural and calm whilst also preventing her from thinking you are stalking her.
Be receptive/attentive to her body language:
An important note here is, not to force anything and also stay calm and receptive to her signals. If you are getting the sense that she doesn’t really want to dance with you because her reciprocation to your approach is:
- She keeps checking her phone after you have approached her
- She keeps looking at her friends
- Facing away from you.
Then chances are she would rather not be dancing with you, and that’s okay, you will just need to back off. This can happen even you are a good dancer and followed the previous 8 steps, as dance styles sometimes don’t align. Advice by women is to accept rejection gracefully.
The good news is that you intelligently hedged your bets by seeking some sort of interest confirmation before approaching. Dancing with women is a calculated risk.
Advice by women on this matter is if you are rejected, don’t approach too many girls after this as the next girls will have noticed your rejection and it makes you look desperate, plus it makes them look like ‘just the next best option’.
‘If you are rejected, accept it gracefully, and don’t approach too many girls after this, as the next girl will have noticed your rejection and it makes you look desperate, plus it makes them look like ‘just the next best option’.’Michelle, 35, dance teacher.
On the flip side, if she looks like she is enjoying herself and seems to appreciate your attention and dancing ability, then that’s a good sign to keep dancing.
So be receptive to her body language and cues and react appropriately.What sort of dance moves you should do when dancing with a woman:
So, you have arrived at the actual stage of dancing with a woman, without embarrassment or awkwardness and status intact.
The next hurdle is to know what sort of dance moves you should do with a woman. There are a variety of choices out there. For example, do you:
- Do intense footwork
- Maintain lots of eye contact
- Face her front-on all the time or sometimes side-on
- Take her hands and do partner dancing
- Move in close and move your hands to her hips, etc.
The best cue that you can use to determine the above, is the music and the woman.
Cues from the music:
- If the music is fast and intense, then chances are you wont be holding her hands and twirling her. The chances are you will be both energetically doing solo dance moves.
- But if the music is slow and romantic, then moving in close might be more fitting.
- If the music is a latin pop song, then holding hands and twirling around each other could be more fitting. You can make it fun and pretend to be the next Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez (famous latin pop stars).
Cues from the woman:Cues from a bold/confident woman:
While you are dancing with her, try and notice what she naturally prefers to do. For example:
- Her amount of eye contact
- Which direction her body faces towards you (side-on vs front-on, etc)
- How close she is dancing to you
- How fast her movements are, etc.
You can use these cues to inform you of how to dance with her.
For example, if she is:
- Maintaining lots of eye contact then feel free to return that eye contact
- Dancing quite close to you then that is generally a signal that she would want to do intimitate dancing. Your hands in this case might be on her hips.
- Dancing with a serious look on her face becuase she is really into the music then match that.
- Or somewhat mocking the music by doing silly dance moves then try and match that too.
It is generally easier to take cues from the woman instead of imposing your own cues. This is due to the power imbalance between you. Aka, you are generally the stronger, probably taller, more naturally dominant of the two genders). So it is generally safer if the women get some control of the situation.
However, if you see the woman struggling to decide what to do then propose your own moves. But be a gentleman about it.Cues from a shy/not confident woman:
Identify if the woman is not too confident with dancing (using your observations about her type from point 6). Then try and identify what sort of dance actions she might like but not want to instigate due to shyness. Or due to expectations of men traditionally being the first ones to make a move in this sort of context.
For example, she might want to hold hands. But if she reached out and took your hands then her friends might judge her for being that bold. This sounds out of date, and it is, but in reality, these thoughts are still occurring in both genders. This is a fascinating display of the wide spectrum of what constitutes masculine vs femine behaviour. This is particularly prominent in a more vulnerable space such as dancing with the other gender.
The common ways women might indirectly communicate their desire for more intimacy is by displaying subtle cues such as:
- Flipping her hair
- Smiling lots
- Eye contact
- Laughing lots
- Her body language
- How much she is talking to you in your ear.
These can give you some indication of whether an increase in intimacy is warranted by holding hands, etc. BUT, tread with caution, if in doubt, stick to a ‘no touching’ policy.
You can also test the waters by gently holding her hands. Or experimenting with different dance moves and seeing if she is enjoying herself. If not, go back to more safe dancing.
A general tip if she is not too confident is to try giving her a few gentle spins. But don’t wrench her arm, this is where your skills in partner dancing from point 4, are useful.
‘Once a woman has accepted your invitation to dance, don’t take that as an opportunity to grind, hump, or touch her, just keep dancing and having fun.’
‘Grabbing our hips and swaying and grinding? This is boring to me. Show off some real dancing, good or not.’Jessica, 23, club dancer,
Maria, 32, club dancer.
General advice from women here is:
Once a woman has accepted your invitation to dance, don’t take that as an opportunity to grind, hump, or touch her body, keep just having fun and keep dancing.
Try and make her night enjoyable, focus on the fun aspect, not a sexual end game.
Take care of her, don’t be too into your own dancing, make sure she is okay and you can even protect her somewhat from other rough dancers.
Don’t try and out dance her. If you know you are a better dancer than her then don’t make her feel inadequate, try and be humble.Know when to stop dancing and when to take things further:
At this point, you may have been successful in approaching a woman and dancing with her. The next question is: how long do I dance with her?
If the dancing is enjoyable:
The safe bet is to judge if the dancing is enjoyable for both of you. So try and judge when you have established a fun dance connection but BEFORE the novelty of her dancing with you wears out (which can happen after people have just met).
One way to conclude an enjoyable dance experience without wearing out your welcome is to say: ‘I am really liking dancing with you, but I don’t want to keep you from your friends, can I give you my number?’.
This shows that you are fun, courteous, and interested in her. You may have just made her night.
Women have advised that giving her your number instead of asking for her number is a much less stressful situation for the woman as there is no pressure for her to divulge her personal phone number until after she has thought about if she would like to message you.
‘He gave me his phone number rather than asking for mine, which means I got a say in whether or not the contact developed without having to awkwardly reject him or give a fake number.’Lisa, 21, club dancer.
If the dancing is not so enjoyable:
Another possibility is that the dancing and connection are not that enjoyable for whatever reason. So you might not give her your number by excusing yourself politely by perhaps saying: ‘Thank you so much for the dance, I just need to go to the bathroom’. This way the connection is safely aborted and you will both likely go your separate ways.
However, be sensitive to the fact that she may realize you didn’t enjoy dancing with her, so don’t immediately jump back on the dancefloor with someone else.
If you follow these rules, at the most your chances of dancing well with a woman will rise significantly. At the least, you will be a gentleman with swag, dignity, and confidence who understands how dancing with women works.
10 Basic Dance Moves Anyone Can Learn
Do you ever watch someone dance and wonder how they come up with moves so easily?
Great dancers often master a specific set of moves that they can fall back on again and again.
Read on for 10 basic dance moves you can learn in minutes and use every time you wanna dance.
P.S. You can learn all of these moves for FREE on STEEZY Studio! No cc required. 😉
1. The Two-Step
When I first started dancing at parties, the Two-Step was the first move that truly came naturally to me.
It really is as simple as stepping from side to side to the beat!
If you're looking for something foolproof that allows you to just groove and enjoy the music...
Boom. Here it is.
2. The Monestary
This move was born in a club called Monestary out in St. Louis!
It’s built on a Two-Step, so if you took that class, you’ve already got a foundation for the footwork.
But rather than bringing your feet together, you’ll tap them to the front with your knee and foot turned inward.
Then, as you tap the feet, you’ll move your arms and shoulders in a circular movement.
3. Booty Pop (Side To Side)
Like the Woah, this sexy move is super TikTok-friendly – but with more feminine energy.
To do a booty pop to the side, you’re gonna bend your knees, put your hands on one knee, and then bring the other leg from bent to straight while turning your knee inward.
If you’re a long-haired baddie, be sure to keep all your hair on one side so it doesn’t flop in your face as you pop!
Read this article on How To Dance Sexy to get more tips on pulling off moves like this one!
4. The Billy Bounce
Surprise – this club-ready move is built on… a bounce!
But what makes it unique is that your knees will come inward on each bounce rather than just up and down.
Once you’ve got the funky lil knee bounce down, you’ll add in an upward kick on each side.
The best thing about this move is that while the footwork takes a few minutes to learn, you don’t necessarily need to add an arm movement to make it look cool.
Just keep your arms front and center.
5. The Woah
Even if you’re not actively involved in the dance community, you’ve probably seen people hitting the Woah – on TikTok, Reels... all over your newsfeed!
Whether you wanna make a viral video of your own, or you’re just looking for a fun, basic dance move to pull out at the clerb, this one is too good not to learn.
Since the locking arm motion is so sharp and pronounced, use the Woah to accent the heaviest bass beats in your favorite songs.
6. The Dougie
Yes, the Dougie is a real dance move!
Like the Two-Step, you’ll be shifting your weight from side to side, but this time, adding some shoulder movements and a lil more attitude.
Try this one out to some songs other than the one that made it famous – you’ll find it works with any hype beat.
7. Scoop Arm Into Hip Sway
Sooo this one is more of combo than a move, but it only takes a few minutes to learn and it works with any fun sassy song…
So it deserves to be here, ok?!
For this move, you’re gonna scoop your arm across your chest, then bring it over your head, and finally point it in front of your chest.
Once you point the arm in front of you, you’ll sway your hips from side to side and groove it out.
8. The Bust Down
The Bust Down was popularized by LA rapper, Blueface, in his 2019 club jam “Thotiana”.
You’re gonna grab your belt, put one arm in the air, and allow your body to dip with the beat.
Note: Licking your eyebrows like Blueface is fun, but not required. 😛
9. The Biz Markie
The Biz Markie is an old school party dance inspired by, you guessed it, rapper Biz Markie!
It rose to popularity in the 90s, when Biz Markie himself began performing it on stage.
As you practice it, remember to allow your shoulders to bounce – the bounce is what gives this move its cool, laidback flavor.
Wanna learn more about classic Hip Hop moves? Read this: How To Dance Hip Hop for Beginners
10. The Humpty
For this bouncy move, you’re gonna circle your hips to one side as your bend your knees.
Then, you’ll jump and cross your legs, allowing your feet to tap the floor briefly before you jump back to your original legs apart position.
Once you’ve got that down, you can complete the move by adding in a windmill motion with your arms.
The leg cross in this move makes it perfect for any Hip Hop song that features a double bass (aka that BOOM BOOM sound that you hear in songs like “Lip Gloss” by Lil Mama)
We hope you enjoyed learning some of our favorite basic dance moves.
Of course, this list is just a start!
In addition to the 10 moves on this list, STEEZY Studio has 100+ other FREE beginner classes where you can learn step-by-step from the world’s best teachers.
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Author: Pavel Gather
Psychologist, Lecturer Salsa and Tango
Author: Pavel Pavel
Psychologist, Lecturer Salsa
on At the start, you always want to get a quick result. When it doesn't happen, the hypothesis arises that everything takes time. After a conditionally acceptable time, humility comes to mastering pair dances, which, perhaps, is not given, and I will just do what I learned somehow. nine0003
This is the most common story of those who believe that the mere act of attending a pair dance class is enough to learn how to dance.
Absolutely not. If you want to really dance well, you have to make an effort outside of the dance class. A good teacher will definitely be needed, but the initiative should be on your side.
1. Listen to music
The most common and accessible advice that is given already in the first lessons. And it definitely works. Music creates a certain atmosphere of the dance and intuitively you want to move to it. It doesn't matter where you listen to music - in the car, on headphones while walking or doing household chores. nine0003
An addition that will help you dance better is your active participation in the music. Sing along, dance or simply beat musical accents with any free parts of the body. In the subway, for example, it is enough to tap out bright moments with your fingers, in the car to sing along with sounds, and at home you can jump for pleasure.
2. Watch videos of good dancers
It's complicated, but also obvious. It’s more difficult, because without recommendations from more experienced dancers, unfortunately, it’s not so easy to find a good quality video on the net (I mean not the resolution quality, but the content itself). nine0003
Meaningful video viewing is about building an understanding of HOW dancers make a particular impression on a partner or viewer. Technology is at the heart of everything. Understanding how the pros do it is a big step forward.
It is important to distinguish a show from a disco dance, a staged performance from an improvisation, a stylized dance from an authentic one, etc. Ask for recommendations and dance teachers will always throw off a couple of videos of worthy landmarks. nine0007
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Tango nuevo is the most advanced version of tango. We can quickly learn to dance from zero to a steep level.
3. Dance in salsatecas/milongas/discotheques
A very delicate moment when it is worth coming to the first party. From a technical point of view, most students in 1-3 months have a sufficient set of figures and techniques to come and dance calmly. Psychologically, the same moment can be stretched out for an indefinite time. After all, it is imperative to “not lose face”, “learn more figures” and be sure what to do in case “there is an unfamiliar movement”. nine0003
In fact, the partygoers don't really care (except for a small layer of non-professional teachers who want to help inexperienced dancers by treating them as customers in the future). It is important to come and try dancing after a month of classes. You can only with friends or guys from your group. This will be enough to feel the adrenaline and inspiration from the dance.
4. Dance with partners or partners not of your level
The conventional wisdom that you need to practice in groups of your level does not withstand the test of experience. Perhaps now your eyes widened in surprise, and you want to meaningfully read the phrase again. Yes, you saw everything correctly: when you dance with a partner of your level, you don’t grow anywhere. nine0003
It's important to understand that not only does it work one way and you have to dance with cooler dancers, but it works even more effectively the other way. It is no coincidence that teaching pair dances dramatically raises the level of the teacher himself. You have an endless stream of very beginner dancers.
How it works. A more experienced partner needs to be "stretched". It's easy and obvious. With beginners, you need to take more initiative on yourself, see the general pattern of the dance more widely, turn on and insure more, try to be an example and be more careful. The quality of interaction begins to grow significantly. And wonderful partners too. nine0003
Dancing with partners of your level doesn't make you grow. Dance with both beginners and more advanced dancers
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5. Learn to dance for a partner and for a partner
Turks and Argentines are one of the best partners in the world. In Russia, partners are highly valued. Why? The answer is simple. In Argentina and Turkey, it is not questionable for men to ask another man to lead in one piece or another and give feedback on the quality of the lead. For them, it will be a great shame to hear moralizing from a partner, or even more so to be known in the community as an insecure partner. nine0003
In Russia, due to the constant, often far-fetched, opinion that there are more women in pair dances, partners calmly get up and study their partner's part. Such partners then grow into very cool dancers and teachers. In no case do this at parties, only in class. Here we are talking only about the learning strategy. At parties, be yourself.
6. Do not memorize the links
Always try to look deeper and understand the through principle and idea of movement. Understanding what and how is done will make it possible to independently generate any sequences and chips. nine0003
Human memory is limited and there will always be a moment when something will escape and your repertoire will be limited by the size of RAM.
In Argentine tango, for example, there are seven levels of movement construction that, when mastered, will allow you to make millions of combinations. And how many dance sequences can you really remember? In rueda, more than 150 figures dance in a rare circle. It's hard to keep more in mind.
7. Develop your body
Many years of experience in teaching couple dance shows that as soon as everyone pairs up in a class, any progress in individual style ends. But it is the individual style that distinguishes everyone at the disco: partners change, and style is always with you. nine0003
The body as the main instrument of dance must be very plastic, responsive and emotional. Surprisingly, not all pair dance schools have a general physical warm-up. It is vital to tune the body and understand how it works.
You can always train extra and concentrate more on the basic steps, as their true value is as body work. The sequence of steps is, in fact, the simplest thing that can be in pair dancing. The quality of individual performance determines the craftsmanship. nine0003
8. Try on the images of inspiring dancers
A psychological life hack for those who have already mastered the steps, but still feel that there is not enough brightness and drive. Most are terribly afraid of being someone else's "clone". Here the action is the same as under the influence of hypnosis - the more you resist, the more you plunge into an altered state of consciousness.
With a high degree of probability, you are already dancing like someone else's "clone". A meaningful fitting of someone else's image is that you mentally take the image of the one who inspires you (inspiration is critical in this case) and "put on" yourself. Then you start dancing and trying to feel in general how it is to be able, for example, to be the best partner or the sexiest partner in a disco. This is much more difficult than it seems. But it works extremely efficiently. nine0003
9. Dance to offbeat music
Habitual rhythms keep you tight. Tango salon or speedy timba leave little room for experimentation and fantasy. Pattern dancing is always noticeable and is reserved for beginners.
The truly new is born outside of the usual. Look for places to experiment. If there is no place, organize self-training. The main thing is not to get carried away, because music determines the style. We bring something new to pair dances, rather than trying to change them. nine0007
Search, improvise, don’t be afraid to go beyond, develop in different directions, be inspired by music atypical for the style
10. Try your hand at basic dance directions
dances exist according to their own non-choreographic laws.
This is the deepest delusion, which has turned into a ceiling for the qualitative development of partner dances. After all, all professional dancers, for example, in salsa or bachata, build their ideas on the basic choreographic principles. nine0003
Do not think that choreography is only applicable on stage. Any meaningful movement of the body can be choreographic. In general, try classical or modern choreography. Basically, hip-hop can work too.
11. Look for battle sensations
Pair dances return us to an active position of manifestation of our body. As in the days of our ancient ancestors, we impress the members of the opposite sex by how dexterous, hardy, sexy, etc. we are. Modern laws of the jungle in the entourage of large cities. nine0003
If you look around the dance floor, it becomes clear that the majority are clearly herbivores (not in the sense of vegetarians, but in relation to those around them). I am sure that predators are always more interesting in terms of the attractiveness of the image - try to find a counterbalance among herbivores, for example, a cat woman or a lion man.
The conversation is about an internal position, not about aggressiveness. Lability and lack of control are inherent in adolescents, and not in adult self-sufficient people.
Accordingly, even a training or friendly battle gives, on the one hand, practical skills - to make a bright sequence of movements, bring an idea to a climax, show a spectacular feature, on the other hand, develops the psychological basis of the dance - self-confidence, resistance to extraneous attention, self-control and self-control in complex elements. nine0007
12. Communicate with professionals
The environment shapes the internal position. Basically, real passionaries of the dance community are ready to openly talk, discuss and support the development of dance in every possible way. Universal principles and the ideas they articulate have a much longer and more practical perspective than meets the eye.
Accept that, for example, behind the words "listen to your partner" is not only a beautiful metaphor, but also a practical skill to literally listen to your partner. At the same time, always treat every thought, even the most respected teacher, as a private opinion. nine0003
Your skill will lie in finding the scope of the idea even in conflicting opinions. Most often, the contradiction is speculative and the truth lies in the angle of perception or situationality.
Your dancing growth will stop sooner or later. This can happen at the level of three basic steps or years of experience in teaching and show performances. Regardless of your level, the suggested 12 life hacks can get you off the ground and greatly accelerate your dance growth. There is no way here without your motivation and activity. Take your dance development into your own hands. nineOl000 Dangerous sexuality
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Terrible tango nuevo
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How to learn to dance in clubs for a guy
fashion came out synchronized movements of couples in a waltz or mazurka. For at least a century now, men have had to guess what a profitable disco dance should be like. Unfortunately, even professional choreographers will not answer this question. But we will try to highlight the basic rules. nine0003
hop and R'n'B
Rules to follow
Let's tell you a secret: most guys on the dance floor don't look stupid because they haven't taken lessons in dance studios and can't tell tectonics from r'n'b , but because they do not catch the rhythm of the music and cannot relax. And if no one usually pays attention to the first, then the second immediately catches the eye of others.
Hence the first rule: listen to music and let your body dance freely. nine0003
Choose a style
If you are a frequent discotheque visitor, you should choose a certain dance direction in which you will move on the dance floor. Of course, this will depend on the music that the DJ will put on, but for ten years now hip-hop and electronic music have not left the clubs. Therefore, you can master the basic movements of either one or the other. The "electronics" elements are a bit simpler, so it might be worth starting with them. Video tutorials to help you! nine0003
Sign up for a trial class
Try to vary your movements
If after watching the videos you still can't feel comfortable on the dance floor, you should consider signing up for a dance studio. An experienced teacher, a company of like-minded people and regular classes will quickly do their job, and you will finally be able to relax and stop having complexes while dancing. Plus, to the envy of your peers, you will no longer dance like a “newbie”. nine0003
Remember that everything is for fun
If you do somersaults on the court for ten minutes with a tense face, and then return to the table sweaty, your friends are unlikely to appreciate it. Understand that dancing is not a competition, but a completely cultural form of recreation. As they say, relax and have fun!
Let it all flow
Let go of your body and emotions, surrender to the music and move without paying attention to others.