Back to the task at hand - readying you all for your inevitable Christmas party dancefloor showdowns. We're sure you'll be ever-so grateful (and so will your colleagues), because we've put together a list of dancing tips - to help make sure you move like Jagger instead of ... Phil Collins.
Tip 1 - Just because you're a great seat dancer, doesn't mean this translates to the dance floor. Exhibit A.
Tip 2 - Drinking more may make you seem like a better dancer, but in fact it has the opposite effect.
Tip 3 - Fight the urge to use your arms. I know, I know, what are you supposed to do with them? They are awkward. They are in the way. But just don't use them. Get a drink and hold it, put them in your pockets if you have to, just DON'T flail.
Tip 5 - In fact, especially while slow dancing, blissful silence is the way to go. Better that than awkward small talk over too loud music, with the conversation resulting in 'WHAAAAT?' 'WHAT DID YOU SAY??' 'I SAID I NEED THE LOO!' 'OH REALLY? I LIKE-LIKE YOU TOO!' (or did that only happen at middle school dances?)
Tip 6 - Teach yourself how to Dougie. Or let these men do it for you.
Tip 7 - Less is more. If you don't take anything else out of this post, or you think you don't need help, remember to start small. Just sway and snap your fingers or something. Whatever you do, if a song comes on that everyone seems to know the moves to (of the YMCA, Electric Slide, Cotton Eye Joe variety) do NOT stand in the middle of the floor and look lost. Fake it 'till you make it, or now's a good time to go get a drink.
Tip 8 - Know when to stop dancing. Hints include lights on, cleaners arriving, music ending, and waaaay too much space on the dance floor.
We hope you enjoy your party, don't do anything we wouldn't do!
|Please bear in mind we were in Blackpool, basically UK's Jersey Shore - we were just trying to fit in!|
From Sarah: Having just arrived in the room and found out that Laura has written this post (featuring moi) I just wanted to share a situation that highlights our somewhat different dance styles!
Laura: 'Welcome to Bar Rumba, this is where I used to come during my black man hunting days (I'm paraphrasing here) - I love the bashment music they play!'
Sarah: 'They play basement music - whats that?'
Laura: 'It's like heavy hip hop, and really good to dance to!'
Sarah: 'Oh, ok, I might just stand and watch - you know 'get a feel for the place'
Laura: 'Don't be silly, it'll be fine, just come and dance with me!'
2 secs later
Laura: '...OK, maybe you should stand and get a feel for it - maybe get a drink or something.'
Sarah: 'A drink? I'm fine thanks, why do I need a drink?'
Laura: 'I love you but you need to......'
Laura: ' I love you, and what I am about to say is for your own good......you need to CONTROL YOUR ARMS!'
UPDATED DISCLAIMER: Apparently some egos were bruised in the making of this WWLW.... Laura would like to apologise for any offense caused to the featured dancers.
Honey, all jokes aside, I like the way you move.
Love always, and shake your groove thing,
Laura & Sarah xo