I have a problem dancing, and I’d like some input on how to get better.
But first, some background. I used to be a pretty average rhythm-less dancer. Don’t get me wrong, I was terrible, but was kind of oblivious to the fact of how terrible I actually was… So, with ignorance being the bliss that it is, I bravely ventured out onto the floor breaking out what I thought was dancing. This happened a good number of times over the years, until my senior year in college.
I was on a class trip in Hong Kong at this RIDICULOUS club. I asked my “friend” Tina, who later turned out to be the craftiest, most conniving bitch I have ever met in my life if she wanted to dance. So we’re out there gettin down and in about 30 seconds into the song, she straight up walks away from me. It was like psychological dance rape.
And ever since then, I have been scarred. The attitude of reckless abandon I had on the d-floor is all but gone. I don’t see any reason to make a huge fool of myself anymore.
That being said, I keep finding myself in social situations where dancing is required. I don’t know whats worse, being the wall-flower or the dude who is embarrassing himself out there.
So there-in lies the problem. Yes, I do need confidence, but more importantly, I need RHYTHM. I need rhythm like a black man.
There’s a lot of specialized dance classes out there i.e. ballroom/merengue/salsa/tango/hip-hop, but I’m not exactly looking for that. I’m lookin to pick up the moves everyone else picked up through 6th, 7th and 8th grade along with highschool. You know, the cheesy, fun, playful, but RHYTHMIC social two-step stuff, if you will.
So thats my problem. I just want to be able to blend in, perhaps fall into the category of a guy who “can dance” etc. I find it unacceptable that I am a bad dancer, and it is unacceptable, at least to me, to be a bad dancer.
So, I humbly, respectfully and earnestly appeal to THE NATION for HELP!