Club Dancing Index (Includes Grinding)

problems dancing for a whole song

This whole thread is about dancing in hip hop clubs with grinding not just any old dance party, but I find that most of the time when I go to the club I have no problem getting rejected from girls and am easily able to get girls to dance with me but there is one thing that just always seems to happen. I'll grind for a little bit maybe a quarter or half the song, and most of the girls just seem to stop dancing with me and move off. Is it because I have no rythym/ can't dance or what I can't seem to figure it out. It wouldn't be a problem if it just happened once or twice but it seems like most girls never want to dance a full song with me...Do girls generally do this when they are dancing with a bad dancer?
 
Prom is TONIGHT!!???!!

My Senior prom is TONIGHT! And i need some pointers for dancing. I told my girlfriend/date that I wasn't bad at dancing but frankly I have no idea how good I am. I've only ever danced at a fast pace at parties and gatherings with my friends and we've only danced in a big circle and just messed around and had fun. We made moves like "the bus driver" and "the windshield wiper" etc. But I don't know how to dance WITH a girl at a fast pace. And for slow dancing, I always trip over myself because I don't know where to place my feet in relation to hers... She is a good dancer and I just dont want to look like a fool in front of her. Please help meeee...
 

Lioness

Well-Known Member
I'm not much of a popular-teenage-dance dancer, but as for the slow songs: you lead, she should follow. Let her feel where you are going to go next.

For the fast ones...I'm not sure, but feel the music I guess.
 

Larinda McRaven

Site Moderator
Staff member
Good luck tonight. And when you get back why don't you look into dance lessons for the summer. Then you will be all set for the Homecoming dance in the fall.
 

Gorme

Active Member
For fast songs, do the same thing you do in the circle. It will be freestyle and everyone will have alot of fun. For slow dances, embrace her and just step side to side. If you don't know her too well, then hold both of her hands with yours. There's no room to do anything more complicated than that at these events.
 

Lioness

Well-Known Member
For fast songs, do the same thing you do in the circle. It will be freestyle and everyone will have alot of fun. For slow dances, embrace her and just step side to side. If you don't know her too well, then hold both of her hands with yours. There's no room to do anything more complicated than that at these events.
BF and I are planning to try actually dancing at our formal...should be fun.
 
Well, this thread has been a big help! I had a question, and I thought this an appropriate place to leave it.

My girlfriend insists on dragging me to a club; it hasn't happened yet, but it will. I'm not a big fan, I'm a swing/jazz guy myself, but girls will be girls...

So, anyway, do I actually need to learn to dance in some style other than simple swing? I've heard tango and salsa are good matches, but I also have heard "get drunk and wave your arms".

Ideas?
 
dance wise: i need help

hello there,..

i am looking for VIDEOS specifically... or lessons about how to dance in a night club (dance\house music)
 

latingal

Well-Known Member
Welcome to DF sanfor!

Most of us on DF are Ballroom, Salsa, AT, Country/Western dancers. We do occasionally get folks in here asking about freestyle dancing (usually seen at clubs to the dance/house music you refer to), but I'm not sure how much we can help with this request. You may wish to start out on YouTube and search there?
 
Also if you search on Amazon, there are usually a lot of customer reviews which can be very helpful in choosing a DVD that has what you are looking for. Good luck.
 
I've done a lot of salsa dancing and got very good at it, I thought it would help me in my general dancing confidence. However I still find that I cannot do club dancing, I mean I'm ok at just dancing and going crazy by myself, but when girlos approach me on the dancefloor to grind or whatever, I have no confidence.

I've read some of yuor links and will take your advice onboard.
 
What to Do when grinding with a girl?

Everytime i go to a club i grind with girls and i am not shy to ask them to dance with me and all , but during the dance i mean what else besides grinding should i do............. , because i see others really into it and stuff and i want to know how exacly that could work.
 

Angel HI

Well-Known Member
1. Be Respectful (to the partner)

2. Be Tasteful (to others)

3. Be True (to yourself; and hopefully, you'll find rules 1 and 2 there).

Welcome to the DF.
 
ok, im FREAKING OUT! i have a boyfriend and he asked me to the dance and i said ok. but the problem is that he asked me if i knew how to grind! and i was all lyk sure (said slowly and confused :confused:) and he was all lyk ok so ur guna grind and im lyk sure (slowly :friend:) and we ended it on that! but the dance is next month and idk what to do! and none of my fwendz know how (not that they are nerds n dorks n all) and my parents (dont get me started) so i need your help!

so... HELP! please... lol... Thank You!

can anyone help a gurl from hawaii grind?! lyk i know how i just get very shy when im with my boyfriend. and he kinda wants me to grind with him... so i need help.. lyk i know know how just lyk can u guys lyk give me some pointers? and my dance is in exactly 29 days and 8 hours and 15 minutes! i need help! please help a gurl from hawaii grind!

thanks
-soccachikluva :)
 

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