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    Quote Originally Posted by mange View Post
    If you going to take dancing lessons, do it because it's fun and you want to. Not to impress anyone on the dance floor. Hip-hop and street dancing is probably a great way to become good at dancing, but please don't show it of unless your on a stage or something. Once your an awesome dancer you'll be able to move smoothly to the beat on the dance floor and thats all you need to do. No need to show of any fancy moves.. Unless you want to look like a try hard, attention seeking moron who just take up a lot of space.
    Depends on your definition of fancy. If you're trying to do a routine from an Usher video and taking up the entire dance floor, then yes, please step to the side. If you're having fun, who cares? A guy confident in his dancing not only will get opened himself, but will find it MUCH easier to open sets dancing. Girls see you on the floor and want to dance with guys that know how to dance.
    Personally, I dance now because I enjoy doing so. But it's also helped tremendously in picking up women. So much on this forum is about going outside your comfort zone and learning something new for both inner and outer game. Why is learning to dance any different?
    Quote Originally Posted by mange View Post
    Once your on the dance floor you should focus on the music!! Not what your feet are doing or how you think other people perceive you.. that will fuck things up for you. Relax and have fun with it.
    What your feet are doing is probably the most important part of staying on beat.
    Quote Originally Posted by mange View Post
    And yeah, what Scooby said: don't move your arms around. You'll look stupid and besides.. you might punch somebody in the face or spill there drink. Only assholes do that.
    You look worse if your hands are by your side. Keep them by your waist or flowing with your body. Flapping - as Scooby said -- looks ridiculous. But so does keeping them down the whole time or, even worse, in your pockets.
    Simarly to how people get started with Game by watching naturals, go to a club that is not all white people. Especially in a place with good hip hop music, watch the people who look good dancing with girls on the floor.
    It's an asshole who gets upset if someone knocks him on the dance floor. Even more of an asshole is the guy who gets upset after he brought a drink on to the floor.
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    Dancing street or hip-hop in a dance class is very different from what you normally would do in a club. Lets just say it's a bit to advanced. Very choreographed and rehearsed.. looks kind of awkward on a dance floor if you ask me. Why would you do that? Is it to get attention or to have fun..? If you know have to dance it will show ether way.
    And yes, what your feet are doing is important. That's why you should already know what to do with them once your on the dance floor. I'm not saying you shouldn't pay attention to your feet, just don't put your main focus there.. it will slow them down.
    About the arm moving thing.. well, you got a point there. It depends on how you do it I guess. Moving the your arms around is fine as long as it doesn't look forced. I'm not saying you should put the hands in you pocket, just don't wave them around in an uncontrolled fashion. That's kind of annoying and doesn't impress anyone. People with no control of what there doing on the dance floor isn't exactly cool imo.
    Look man, as long as you dance naturally and don't try to hard to look good you can dance anyway you like. It's all about a feeling really.. it's kind of elusive.
    And as for the definition of an asshole, lets just say that "Assholes" might be a bit harsh choice of a word that I tend to throw away lightly. Please don't take offence.
    Peace

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    Take any dance class really. Although a hip hop class is more structured it will get you moving to the beat. I used to teach people how to dance and the number one problem is that people are just too stiff and aren't relaxed. Like a PUA needs calibration a dancer needs to be relaxed and go with the flow of music and the the only way to do either is through experience. Take a couple classes in a variety of things and you'll be light years ahead of everyone on the dance floor.
    The great thing about dancing it quickly can reenergize a set and introduce or escalate kino quickly.
    I'd go with Salsa and Hip Hop. Take a couple classes of each and choose which ever one you prefer it doesn't really matter.

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    Pimpin all over the Floor

    Looks like we're not as far off as I originally thought. I agree, I don't think it's smooth to take choreography from the studio to the club. We're in total agreement there. Moving around out of control and taking up space keeps others *off* the floor, which is something you should certainly avoid. That's also the reason I stopped breakdancing in clubs; it would make everyone who was having fun and dancing stop what they're doing.
    I have pretty thick skin, no worries about me taking offense. My only point in responding strongly was so that readers of the thread shouldn't necessarily feel that the only way to look good on the dancefloor is to minimize, a la the movie Hitch. You can look good without being either obnoxious or a minimalist, bringing with it immediate DHV.
    As Ludacris so beautifully put it in Pimpin all over the World, if you're on the dance floor, and there are no ladies within 3 feet of you, You are Not Pimpin.
    Mobius

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    Learning to dance 2

    I was gonna reply with this to the first learning to dance thread but its like locked so, I'm starting a new one.

    I have never been good at picking up girls by just talking to them(Thats why I'm on this forum trying to learn). But I have always been good at picking up girls on the dance floor ever since my freshman year in college when I learned how to c-walk.
    I just want to let you guys know that if you are really good at dancing, girls are going to notice. Now, when I go to fraternity parties or clubs and dance, people will gather around me and watch. What can be a better social proofing than that? Girls will literally be grabbing me at dance floors trying to dance with me after that.
    I do a mix of c-walk, breakdancing, and hip hop dance moves. I also do some free hand glowsticking at rave style parties(Not shaking your glowsticks everywhere like some idiots do but organized, hand coordinated movements looks awesome.)
    Heres some links that will help you learn how to do any of the dances mentioned earler. But you gotta practice, practice, practice. Also, learn go with the beat. Even if your moves aren't really good, you will look good if you go with the beat.

    Forum for Breakdancing
    http://www.bboy.org/
    Melbourne Shuffle - I guess its popular in Australia and Thailands. I put it in there with my c-walk moves.
    http://www.xes.cx/mp3.htm
    Glowsticking.com They have some good articles if you wanna learn how to glowstick. They also have some stuff about breakdancing, popping, etc on the forum.
    http://www.glowsticking.com/
    3 guys C-walking. I've prolly watched this video like 50 times to steal their moves.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtOBq5oqS1Y

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    Oh yeah, I also have advice about dance floor grinding.

    I think that rule of approach applies on the dance floor too. 3 sec rule and don't just go up to a chick from right behind her and start grinding on her. Just dance in front of her or at an angle from her by yourself but make sure she notices you and she knows that you notice her(Eye contacts, imitating her moves, whatever). When you think that she feels comfortable with you, start grinding up on her from the front. This works for me most of the time. I think this shows more confidence and fun personality than just sneeking up to a girl from behind and grinding up on her like AFCs do.

    Some more tips.

    Don't be shy. As soon as you know shes comfortable with you dancing with her, put your hands on her hips pull her really close to you and lead her movements. When you know shes really comfortable with you, start rubbing one of your hand on her thighs. When you know shes really really really comfortable with you, and shes wearing a skirt, put your hand under her skirt and you know the rest.

    Learn how to move your hips You know how hot girls shake their ass on the dance floor. Watch their hip movements. Go home, stand in front of the mirror and try to imitate it. Try to learn how to move your hips better than those girls so when you are grinding with them, you can lead their moves.

    Get low I've heard this hundreds of times. "I have never danced with a guy that can get low as you." Ever since Lil John - Get Low came out, girls like to get low on the dance floor. You want to get low with them when you are grinding with them. You gotta have strong leg muscles for this but I found a way to cheat. Since you are probably on her ass for this, she isnt going to see you. As you get down on the floor, bend your knees, arch your back, and support yourself with your right arm.

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    Thats some good shit. I've always sucked at dancing and I think c-walking looks simple enough to practice (there's some good how to vids on youtube) and can be incorporated into a lot of stuff. My only question is....my roommate said you have to be careful doin it around african-americans (unless your one urself) bc they can get pissed. My initial reaction is, who cares wtf they think but have you experienced any trouble like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9Breaker View Post
    Thats some good shit. I've always sucked at dancing and I think c-walking looks simple enough to practice (there's some good how to vids on youtube) and can be incorporated into a lot of stuff. My only question is....my roommate said you have to be careful doin it around african-americans (unless your one urself) bc they can get pissed. My initial reaction is, who cares wtf they think but have you experienced any trouble like that?
    yeah, you C-walk in a club and a few brothers happen to be affiliated with Bloods and you've just won an ass kicking.

    I dont C-walk. If someone wants to against me they get burned on the dance floor and never come back. They know better than to dance against me.
    “Everyone is dying all the time. Everyone is also living all the time. It's all in your perspective which one you're experiencing! Choose wisely.”

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    Learn Salsa!

    Seriously, the best thing I ever did. Helped me in so, so many ways!

    Just do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boss Tanaka View Post
    I have never been good at picking up girls by just talking to them(Thats why I'm on this forum trying to learn). But I have always been good at picking up girls on the dance floor ever since my freshman year in college when I learned how to c-walk.
    I have learned the c-walk, and for pretty much the same reason as you...but what i don't get is how to use it on the actual dancefloor. It seems to me you'd look out of place as everyone is rocking back and forth all nice and hip, while you're bouncing all over hell claiming your crip-hood. And you don't do it the entire time right?

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