I have to be honest, I'm something of a barbarian. I'd rather crush something than bother with culture. My physical pursuits end after the gym, martial arts, and going shooting or what have you. Standard manly things.
But after dancing for the first time last night (barely making it with the slow dance), I have to admit I'm hooked. For obvious reasons.
Anyone else know some tips or anything that can help me out? I don't need to be an expert, all I want is a good basic knowledge in order to be able to pull off certain situations.
Third, if I get really good, does anyone even dance anymore? Clubbing is of absolutely zero interest to me...so beyond your friend's wedding or what have you, where else can you dance if you have the hankering?
P.S. It may seem unmanly to some, I used to think so myself, but I can tell you at this point I don't give a frak.
Just don't get "wrapped around the axle" with what you see on the television "dance shows".
I learned to dance in elementary school.
There was an interesting comment by the actor Rutger Hauer a few years ago. He'd taken dancing and found it quite valuable in a lot of the martial arts and sword play he used in his acting.
That aside, dancing can be quite fun. And a good dancer can impress the heck out of the ladies.
Dancing is divine and women love a man who can dance! Dance is a wonderful expression of who you are and it's fun! I've studied ballet and I know that guys who are serious about sport will take ballet classes to improve their grace and their muscle control (i.e. football players) - dance is very demanding on the body and there is nothing "pansy" about it.
I"m not saying you have to run out to the national ballet school, but it seems to me that if you can count, you can dance. 4/4 time, etc. Move your body to the beats and enjoy it! Practise at home if you start out shy. Hope that helps!
You can dance with your wife/girlfriend at any night club it doesn't have to be 'clubbing'.
Thank you, this is most helpful! I'll be springboarding off of your ideas.
You should check any of the community education venues, either through the local school district, the U, or SLCC. As for where to go dancing, there's the Murray Arts Center. They have dancing 3 nights a week with a live band. Here's their web site:
I hope this helps.
Hate to sound frivolous, but...YOU ROCK MY SOCKS.
Thank you, Daniel!