When it comes to social dancing, I'm TERRIBLY shy. I've been known to sit on the wall ALL NIGHT LONG (4-6 hours+) waiting to be asked. I'm intimadated by really good Salsa dancers since my skillz are not as mad as I'd like them to be.
Another thing that I do is *never* turn down a dance unless a guy is absolutely intoxicated to the point of being dangerous. Sure, you have to dance with a lot of frogs before you get to the prince, but at least you're *dancing*.