You love to social dance. Every Friday you head out to your favorite Country bar and on Saturdays you Salsa dance the night away! Yet, for some reason, you’re still sitting on the sidelines staring at your drink instead of having fun with everyone else on the dance floor. That’s just not right.
First things first. If you’re not ready to ask someone to dance, or you are patiently waiting to be asked, get over it! Time is too short! Take a deep breathe and make a little conversation with the person next to you, then see if they will have a Two Step or Bachata dance with you. What do you have to lose? Not nearly as much as you have to gain by taking that first step towards getting out there.
If you want to be noticed on the dance floor, you have to be your own advocate and make yourself known, otherwise how will anyone see you? Now that we’ve gotten over that and you’re taking the lead when it comes to getting on the floor, you need to stand out. A few drinks will get many people onto the floor, but what ends up developing is more of a mosh pit than a group of dancers who know what they’re doing.
Chances are, you’re may not be feeling too confident with your dancing skills, so a few drinks sounds like a good idea to you too, right? In reality, not drinking, or not over drinking, is the way to go. It’s difficult to make a good impression when you’re sloppy drunk and flinging the ladies around the Country dance floor like puppets. You can certainly stand out, though, if you are a leader who protects and cares for your dance partner by making sure that you don’t run her into anything or let anyone bump into her. This may sound like a tall order in an uncontrolled environment, but you can surely pay attention to your surroundings if you expect her to accept another dance with you later in the evening.
In the meantime, if you haven’t done so already, my second tip for you is to brush up on your dancing skills. Have you invested in Private Dance Lessons yet? If not, what are you waiting for? 🙂 The fun in dancing is to strut your stuff because you know what you’re doing. With Country dance lessons or Latin dance lessons, you will get the training and education you need to kick butt on any social dance floor. You can always look to the guy to your left and try to emulate whatever he’s doing or you can take the bull by the horns and go take some lessons. You’ll be glad you did, and your skills will speak for themselves, giving you the confidence you need to attract attention.
In short, you can catch the eye of any onlooker by making yourself seen. Start with an Introductory Offer at a local dance studio for adults near you to see what you’ve been missing and how to get the tools you need to shine. It’s very doable-even by the end of this summer! There’s no reason that you should be watching from afar instead of getting in on the action, so begin your exciting journey into social dancing and see where it takes you. Have fun!