Dangers of dude-y dancing

Last updated 05:00 07/01/2011
I CAN DANCE: There are a few golden rules of dude-y dancing.
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I CAN DANCE: There are a few golden rules of dude-y dancing.

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Many men live by the mantra: "I don't dance".

They refuse to be pulled onto the dancefloor, even by a hot date. Even when dancing with said hot date functions as foreplay.

They stand seriously around the outer edges of the room in which others are boogie-ing, with the other men who take the same stance and boycott anything necessitating the display of rhythm or coordination. Thus missing out on the opportunity to get up close and very personal to women getting their groove on, but also guaranteeing they don't put on a frog in a blender type of display.

Other men enjoy flailing about, punching the air and wildly jumping about. They use the opportunity to attempt to touch women who probably don't want to be touched.

(And then there are the golden few, who once the tunes come on reveal a talent for dance that is super sexy and carefree nature that attracts a fun-loving gal).

Whatever your style and wherever you dance, the golden rule of dude-y dancing is if someone could mistake your dancing for a seizure - stop. Before they call an ambulance. Even if you do believe you are lord of the dance, for a minute or two.

Occasions when dancing is the norm, like weddings or a ball, can strike fear into many a man's heart.

When dancing become necessary, often it's easier to resort to some old favourite routines, like simple pelvic thrusting, head nodding and the step-toe. Or the robot. Or running man.

Attempting complicated moves like the moonwalk, breakdancing, or any type of ballroom dancing you have not been trained for can lead to disaster.

However once more than a few beverages have been consumed any thinking at all often goes out the window. As evidenced by all the blokes at Southbound going nuts with their dance moves.

There are a few golden rules of dude-y dancing.

1)      Dancing is not an excuse to maul women.

2)      Do not act out the words of the song. This is not PlaySchool.

3)      Clicking of fingers and pointing is all good, unless you can't do it to the beat.

4)      Don't be rigid or stiff. You'll just look bad. Or like your dad.

5)      Have fun.

While it's easy to make a misstep and muck up your dancing routine, giving it a go and having fun is better than standing on the sidelines as everyone else parties.

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Dude-y dancing is better than no dancing at all.

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