Monday, February 7, 2011

Live life! Take the dance

Fellas, here's your protip for the day: Ladies love a man that dances. It's a huge turn-on for them because it's fun and it makes them feel good. Being able to dance like Ricki Martin is just a bonus, so don't let that stop you from getting out there and shaking your booty. Once you stop worrying about looking like a yahoo, you'll realize that you're actually having a blast.

Some people are natural born dancers, but most of us have to work at it. It's a skill more than a talent. It's worth putting in a little bit of effort to practice a dance if you don't have a rhythm bone in your body. I'm in the no rhythm group, but get a few beers and I can conveniently forget that. We're going to look at an easy dance and a harder dance today. You've already heard the songs if you've been to just about any party, bar or reception. You also saw a bunch of people dancing and having a good time. You're missing out on being alive if you weren't out there with them.

You're probably thinking how do I practice a dance without looking like an idiot? I don't even know how it goes. Well let me tell you about this awesome website I heard about last week. It's called YouTube, I guess it's kind of a big deal. So arm yourself with YouTube and grab a few friends that want to learn or fly solo if you're too nervous. Getting started is the hardest part.   

First off, the Cupid Shuffle (Music Video) is a damn easy dance to help get you started. It's an easy dance based on a simple 4 count. There's 4 steps and each step is a 4 count. Nothing complicated yet. You could count your fingers (skip your thumb) if going up to 4 is rough for you. Here's the Cupid Shuffle instructional video to slow it down so you can pick it up easier. Left, right, kick, walk. Easy breezy right? Take some time to practice a little bit and throw in your own personal touch to the dance and you're good to go.

The Cha Cha Slide is more complicated, but the song cues you well so you don't have to memorize a routine. Just listen to the words and go with it. If you goof up a little bit of it, then just go on with it and catch up with the next part of the song. It's not the end of the world. Remember, you're having a blast and the little things don't matter. This one will take a little bit more practice than the Cupid Shuffle, but it's worth it. The instructional video is the second one.

Here's the instructional video.

Next time you go out, you'll be ready to shake your booty with the best and the worst of them. Don't just sit around, get out there and shake your groovy booty!


  1. Not being racist, but us white people just cant dance.

  2. Used to hate dancing but i've been working on this for these very reasons

  3. I'm a white boy. I ain't much of a dancer but I'll fake it till I make it.

  4. Last time I went to a nightclub in town I ended up having too much to drink and dancing away like an idiot. However I think that the people watching me just thought I was having a good time. All in good fun.

  5. Good post, I haven't seen anyone dance very good in a while at clubs, but doesn't mean I didn't appreciate them trying to have fun!

  6. I don't think those will be popular in europe

  7. pretty calm around here lately