How to Dance at a Club
Let’s face it; dancing is absolute fun. Be it a nightclub with a dedicated dance floor or at a party with your gang to turn on the heat, dancing feels fantastic and has numerous health benefits.
But not everyone is a pro at dancing, and even more, people shy away from it because they may worry what others may think of them and refrain from being the center of all attention (hello, introverts).
Whether you like it or not, sometimes it’s just hard to avoid dancing in social settings. Some people get inspired by watching others swing to the beats, while others need to be nudged and pulled to the stage. But whatever the case, we believe everyone should be at least comfortable with it. You don’t have to be a dance master, and it’s pretty easy to pick up the basics and get into the flow. The rest will happen on their own.
In this article, we’ll explain how to dance at a club with tips and suggestions so that you don’t get left behind when your friends take the dance floor.
Basic Dance Tips for Beginners
The thing about dancing is that you don’t have to be at a pro level. Doing simple steps is good enough for you to enjoy your clubbing experience with the gang. You can build on your dancing skills later if you enjoy the moves.
But here’s the thing: you just need a speaker, some good dance music, and a mirror to start practicing and building your dancing skills at a basic level. Follow the steps mentioned below:
Follow the Beats
Dancing, at its core, is really following the beats. Pro-level dancers can even move to the varying best counts in a song, but for a beginner, timing the body to the metronome of the music is good enough.
Dancing out of sync with the beats is the most common rookie mistake that people make. So get your timing right, and you’re already off to a flying start.
Swing the Arms
Now that you know to focus on the beat timing, it’s time for some moves. Just move your hands in a back-and-forth motion while doing the slight movement with your legs (simply swinging your arms standing affixed will look weird). You can practice one at a time if you find it challenging to groove with arm and leg movements.
Remember, you’re not likely to get a lot of room on that dance floor, so chuck the moonwalk and groove more.
Rotate your Torso
Now simply using the hand and the feet will get mechanical after some point. That’s not what you want. So start rotating your torso in sync with your knee movements. You can move them in a relaxed fashion while keeping your body loose unless you want to look like a robot.
So now you’re living your arms, legs, and torso with the music beats. Impressive. But after some point, you need to take it a notch higher to start impressing some people at the club. That’s what we’re going to discuss next.
Dance Moves for Amateurs
Now that you’re grooving to the beats, you’re already an amateur. So level up by following these tips below:
Get the Shoulders in
It’s time to get those shoulders moving with the music. Many impressive dance moves can originate from moving up and down with your shoulders in sync. Let your arms do the rest.
Start Moving a Bit
Now that your limbs are in action, it’s time to make good use of the space you have. You’ll likely not get that luxury at a club, but don’t stand affixed to a position for long because you will surely lose yourself after a while.
Do twists and pivots by including your leg, waist, and body movements in your dance.
Move your Head
We don’t mean an all-out headbanging sesh here; you’re not at a metal fest. Just nod your head as per your arm and shoulder movements. Nodding your head really gives the impression that you’re into the music and enjoying your moves.
Mix it up
If you’ve successfully practiced this far, it is time to mix up your moves and go for catchy variations. Find the best combinations of using your arm, legs, torso, and head and alternate between them.
While mixing up your moves, don’t rush to another variation in two seconds (or even five). Every piece of music has its own best count, the most common being the 4×4 beat count. So it’s good practice to repeat your moves four times and then switch to another. Now, this isn’t a hard and fast rule, but this will allow you flexibility while ensuring that you don’t have to improvise too often.
Going Minimal is Great
When you’re learning how to dance, remember that being too flashy too soon isn’t going to work. Moreover, if you’re practicing how to dance at a nightclub, you won’t have too much room, to begin with.
Remember to keep your feet fixed with minimal movement and refrain from flashing your arms out wide. Dancing at a club also means respecting other people’s space on the floor, so going minimal on those moves would do just fine.
If you’re looking for inspiration, you already have tons of dance lessons online. But it’s fine if you don’t want to commit too much; you can learn from your friends and other people on the dancefloor (there’s no shame in copying dance moves). You can also follow music videos and do steps that are trending and going viral in the world.
The Best Way to Learn is by Practicing
Every skill in the world is only acquired by practice. So inculcate this habit in yourself to practice dancing every now and then, whenever you can find spare time. Soon, you’ll see an improved version of yourself.
We at Barcode Saturdays love to welcome dancing enthusiasts, but we also have lots of room for those who like toned-down clubbing. So whether you’re looking to stomp your feet on the dancefloor or reserve a VIP Bottle booth for a more personalized celebration, you can do it all at Barcode Saturdays with a luxurious experience.