Dancing for guys or just the thought of guys dancing brings to your mind funny situations of awkward dancing, weird arm and feet movements and simply unattractive attitude. It’s a problem, a huge one if you ask us! Whether you’re at a club or a festival, being able to dance and get in the groove of the moment will set you apart from every other guy out there.
Guys, why do you need to miss out on the incredible opportunities of dancing with a girl while at a festival or in a club? You might not have the sickest dance moves, and it might seem like a scary thing to do, but you’re reading this post right now which means you’re probably interested in knowing more about the rules of dancing for guys and some quick and awesome dance moves you can use right away.
These simple dance moves make use of a “rocking groove type” of motion following the rhythm of the music. Use your knees to push your body, you can use your upper body to sway to the sides and work your hands as well to the rhythm in an alternating motion.
Dance music has a sort of tempo that the guy should follow. It will be easy to understand what we’re talking about once you read through the article and checkout the video below. In short, dancing should become an easy part of your interactions at a club, event or festival with simple movements that follow the beats and the music.
It’s time to get more comfortable and get into the action with dancing. First, we’re going to discuss some general rules of dancing that every guy should know, then we’ll bring you the dance techniques which you can use right away or at the next event you will be attending (it’s THAT easy). Please note that we’ve written the article from a straight guy’s point of view but these apply no matter your sexual orientation.
Learn more about approaching a girl at a festival in our guide here
Now, let’s get right to it!
Rule #1: Guys Need To Learn How To Dance
Dancing gives guys an unfair advantage over all the other guys when it comes to the ladies (or any potential partner for that matter). Ladies will not be sitting uncomfortably when they’re out with you and you know how to dance and interact with other people on the dance floor. It shows you’re know how to have fun, and have control over your actions and body. It is a definite win! Dancing is part of social cues and social interactions, and will make a guy seem more romantic, more social and fit. Dancing is a sport at the end of the day, and it helps tone and sculpt your muscles.
A lot of today’s events usually include dancing and not knowing how to dance excludes us automatically from making the most out of them. Who doesn’t want to make the most out of a weekend camping at an event or even a club night in the weekend? The process of learning is easy and methodical. Start by learning a few quick tricks will help you become a better dancer, quickly and easily. Keep reading and we’ll share a lot of those with you.
Rule #2: You Need To Dance Well Enough
Nobody’s asking guys to become the next superstar dancer in no time. You need to be average at best!
The whole point of being able to dance is getting out there and not embarrassing yourself and the people you’re with. It all comes down to knowing enough to feel comfortable moving and dancing with people or by yourself. Learning to dance can help you improve your coordination and the control you have over your own body but also using the tips we’ll share in just a bit will also lead to similar results. You’ll better understand how you need to move your body and coordinate your movements in a way that looks and feels nice. Dancing has a sort of snowball effect, the more you do it, the better you’ll become. Once you’ve mastered these couple of tips and feel comfortable within your own skin while moving your body to music, your self-confidence will grow, both on and off the dance floor.
Rule #3: It’ll Feel Awkward At First
As we’ve just mentioned, dancing and using these tips will become better and easier with time, it’s what is called the “snowball effect”. Even when it feels awkward, we highly recommend jumping into it. You need to get out there and do it! You’ve got to act like you’ve done it before, that you’ve been there. Everything is awkward at first, messy in the middle but beautiful at the end. Any talent you master goes through the same general idea. Don’t be scared, you just need to finish these first few times on a high and you’ll become more confident with practice.
Rule #4: Act Like You’ve Mastered This
A great followup to the third rule, you’ve got to look like you know what you’re doing. Confidence here is the key word. You shouldn’t show that it’s a concern or a big deal that you’re on the dance floor. It’s all about having fun and enjoying your time. Dancing is part of body language, and a confident attitude shows a confident character which everyone is driven by and attracted to. Smile and have a good time even when you’re freaking out on the inside. Keep it calm, cool, confident and sexy. At first, fake it till you make it and it will start happening on it’s own soon.
Everything we’ve discussed so far had to do with attitude and approach. The next rule can make or break all of the work you put in.
Rule #5: Always Be Prepared To Dance
We don’t mean to have a warmup session before hitting the dance floor. Look, dance floors are sweaty, jam packed areas where people of all sizes, ages and backgrounds are active, moving and shaking. It’s hot, you’re moving between each other, things can easily get sweaty and musty throughout the night. So remember, after a while you’re gonna become very very sweaty yourself. So remember to use deodorant or antiperspirant before going out, you’ll be smelling your best all through the night.
In addition to that, dress in layers. This will help you throughout the night as well. If you’re wearing a t-shirt underneath a jacket or hoodie or whatever additional layer, you can just take it off and hit the dance floor. Once the night is over, you’ll have something warm and dry to wear.
Time To Learn Some Dance Moves
There’s no need to feel awkward about dancing or what to do with your hands anymore!
In the below video you’ll learn in detail (and in just a few minutes) the best 3 dance moves you’ll need to get started. Note that this guy mentions house music, but in reality these moves work on many sub genres of electronic dance music. In fact, with the below tutorial, you’ll learn how to dance to a variety of music genres at any club and festival.
Dance music has a tempo and so, the movements are a bit smaller.
In the first dance, the dancer showed a rocking groove type of motion, focusing mainly on the knees and thighs and starting with them slightly bent. Then you want to stand up while pushing back. Your core stays locked and upper body goes forward rocking in motion.
Important to keep note: make sure you’re not slamming your knees back. This will injure your knees which is not what we’re aiming for.
To make it more interesting, we then focus on switching directions. Matching the beat is all there is to it as it helps “make sense” of the movement.
But what to do with the arms? Well bending the elbows and arms to the rhythm is also a great way to create movement variation and interesting body moves. Swaying them in and out of the center of the body is a great ideas. As you have come to understand it’s all about working the different sections of your body together in a certain way to create physical movement that makes sense.
In theory, what the above video teaches is better body coordination, providing you with movement options and examples that work well in difference dancing situations. You can try them out and slowly master them. You’ll even be able to create your own variations, it’s a great way to interact with others on the dance floor and have fun in the moment.
It’s time to stop being the guy who’s standing on the sideline while everyone else is having all the fun! Now you’ve got all the tools you need to kick ass on the dance floor.
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