If you haven't done much dancing and perhaps have been invited by friends to go out dancing, you might be feeling a little awkward. Even if you don't really know how to dance you shouldn't give up the opportunity to have some fun going out on the town with friends.
Here are a few tips on how to dance at any place that offers dancing. You don't have to be a pro to join in and have fun.
First thing you might want to consider is to watch other dancers on the dance floor. There are going to be a variety of different songs played and it is best if you take your cue from other dancers on how to dance to certain songs. You don't want to copy them to the “T” unless it is a standard type dance, but you will be able to pick up a few ideas from others who are dancing.
Another thing you might want to consider if you have time is to learn how to dance to your favorite music, this is especially good if you memorize and sing the lyrics. This way you will already know how to anticipate any changes in the song and you can change your dance moves with those changes.
One thing that is really important when you want to learn how to dance is that you really have to enjoy the music that you are dancing to. You have to feel the music, love it so that you can move with true rhythm. If you don't like the music it is going to be a lot more difficult to dance.
If you have time before going out it might be a good idea to as a friend that already knows how to dance good to help you learn some dance moves. Getting someone that knows what they are doing is going to make it a lot easier for you by watching and following them.
When you do go out dancing, remember the most important thing is to go out and have fun. That is what most other people are doing and no one is judging you on how you dance. If they are judging you on the way you dance then those are people that aren't worth worrying about in the first place. Again, the main purpose for dancing is to have fun so go out and enjoy yourself and make sure you smile, it will always make you look like you are having more fun. If you don't show any kind of emotions then it can make you look awkward and uncomfortable.