How To Dance At Parties
How to dance at parties doesn’t require a broad range of knowledge of dance moves, seriously. Listen to the music and allow your body to flow with the rhythm through the sway of your hips to the beat. Sounds easy enough? It is. Here are a few basic dance moves for you to practice.
- Bus stop. Take a step to the right and bend your knees so they do not look stiff. Now, slide your left foot over and stand for a moment. Repeat by stepping to the left with your left foot and bring your right foot over. Add a little dip as you step once you’re comfortable. That’s it! Now you can take this dance step anywhere at any party.
- Cupid shuffle. These are simple hip-hop moves that mirror the bus stop somewhat. Take four small steps to the right. Take four small steps to the left. Now with both feet together, gently kick the right foot out, landing on the heel. Repeat with left foot. Kick twice with both feet. The final step is to “fake-walk-in place” for a couple of beats and then back to the four steps to the right. Oh yeah, dude, you’re a hip-hop dancing fool with this dance party move.
- Sponge Bob. It's time for a quicker dance move when the party music really gets going. You’ll need to keep up. Stand on your right leg, then extend your left leg out. Take a small jump inward with your right foot and kick your left leg behind you, bent at the knee. Kick out your left leg and stand on your left foot. Extend your right leg (you’re mirroring that first step), do small jump inward with your left foot and kick your right leg behind you. Practice this dance party step at home and learn to pick up the speed.
These are three simple dance moves you can learn at home before you get on the dance floor at a party. Naturally, progress from the bus stop, then to the cupid shuffle and the Sponge Bob. You’ll soon dance like Mr. Cool. Keep in rhythm to the music. Always keep eye contact with the person you’re dancing with, not only to be polite, but also to have a great excuse when you happen to bump into someone. Just say, “I couldn’t keep my eyes off of you." It works every time.