Whichever kind of clubber you might be, sooner or later you will encounter a dance floor. Whether you’re pushed onto one, pulled onto one, hanging to hit one or dying to escape one – everybody wants to look cool when they step, slide, shimmy or tip-toe onto a dance floor. For some of us this isn’t a problem, for others, we need to scull a few cocktails to even consider it; and this list is for you….
1. Shake that booty - according to The Guardian, people who use a variety of dance moves look cooler on a dance floor than those who use repetitive dance moves. So once you’re there make sure you move your booty (and not just your arms and legs!) The study, done by Nick Neave from the University of Northumbria, proved that moving varied parts of your body while dancing made you more attractive and considered as a better dancer that those who simply moved their arms and legs. ”Think about a head banger. Their head movement has a large amplitude, but it’s not changing direction or showing any kind of variability. That’s a bad dancer. Or someone who is just twisting and turning left and right? That’s a bad dancer too”, said Neave.
Even if you’re a terrible dancer and all you can do is move your arms and legs – do it! Don’t just stand there with your hands in your pockets, or chewing on your straw while bobbing your head to the music. You’ll look bored, boring, uninterested and uninteresting. Try feel the music and realise everyone is just there to have a good time. Tips for guys – don’t saddle up behind a girl you haven’t even spoken to and start grinding up against her – especially when she’s dancing with her girls.
2. Act cool – in addition to your dance moves, it is your other actions while on the dance floor arena which make you either look cool or look like a douche. Here are a few things that will put you into the uncool category:
a. Looking around – standing on a dance floor, looking around makes you look odd, just odd. Grab your friends, move your hips and do what people do on a dance floor.
b. Conversing – trying to have a full on convo with someone while on a dance floor is useless. First of all, people go onto them to DANCE. Secondly nobody can hear you, so if you wanna talk to that hottie you’ve spotted, ask them if they wanna go have a chat, don’t try yelling over the music to find out what their favourite colour is and how many kids they want – useless.
c. Asking for drinks – we know you’re working up a sweat pulling those moves on the dance floor, but don’t try and scab drinks from people. This means no asking people (especially strangers!) if you can have a sip of their drinks.