General Dance Discussion > Club Dancing Index (Includes Grinding)

Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by pygmalion, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. Medira

    Medira New Member

    We always liked to call it the "Hug n' Sway" :)
     
  2. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    That's it!! :doh:
     
  3. Windy

    Windy New Member

    Now, what would you do during a slow dance, if say, you were a girl who was 5'3", and the guy you're dancing with is...uh, let's just add about a foot to that. =] Hi, I'm new, I'll probably be on permanent lurker mode. I'm one of those teenage people who can't dance. Not really at all. So I've been checking out your site. Seems like a great place, and you've got some nice advice!

    Really, what DO you do in a situation like I mentioned? :lol: Not like it's going to actually happen to me... But just in case!
     
  4. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    Welcome to df Windy! :) Go with the flow and what you feel comfortable with. :cheers:
     
  5. Windy

    Windy New Member

    Thanks twice, once for the welcome and once for the advice! The next dance I probably will go to is next year's homecoming, so I have plenty of time to prepare. :)
     
  6. Pacion

    Pacion New Member

  7. Windy

    Windy New Member

    Heh heh. No, not at all! =] But, my lack of dance ability has been bugging me since last year's trip for my high school band. I mean, I wasn't horrible, but... Let's say not so hot. And I had a major crush on a guy who was on that trip! (But I had and still have no guts, so it probably wouldn't have mattered anyway... =P) But next year, I want to be good to go! :D
     
  8. Mocha

    Mocha New Member

    Howdy to all.. This is an interesting topic I know I need to learn more about. By the way.. I'm female. :tongue: And I guess while I'm here, I'll tell you my story. Haha you guys are lucky! :D

    Okay so, I'm in grade eight (I know, just a young one.. *rolls eyes*) and this whole year, I haven't been to a dance. Why? Well.. I don't know how to grind! When my boyfriend was telling me how he wanted to start grinding with me, I got a little scared because I don't know how. I mean, I know what it is, I just don't think I exactly get it.. I understand you have to move your hips a lot. Anything else need to know?

    One more thing, when you're grinding, what do you do with your hands? (remember, I'm a girl) and I've seen in these forums that some guys might put their hands on the girls knat, but I don't mind if my boyfriend does that, what should I do with my hands if his are on my knat? if they're not?

    If it's confusing, I'm sorry! And if you don't get something.. just ask me to give more detail if you need it!

    Thanks! All help is appreciated! :wink:
     
  9. macha

    macha New Member

    *makes strangled sounds of repressed frustration and pent-up irritation.*

    *hrack... garfle.. mnnk mkk... gargup... frug... grrh..*

    WALK AWAY macha. DON'T SAY IT. Black mark- book... Just... GO....


    *stalks off to go eat something unnecessarily fried.
     
  10. Mocha

    Mocha New Member

    Okay okay, I'm sorry I brought it up. :shock:

    I'm pretty sure I found out what I wanted to know anyways..

    Sorry for frusterating you. :? :(

    *feels like an idiot..* :oops: ...
     
  11. Pacion

    Pacion New Member

    Hi Mocha

    :lol: try not to feel like an idiot. You asked a question, now you know. For me, the point Macha was trying to make is...

    It is your body!

    If anyone disrepects that, it or you, then you walk away! Simple. Non negotiable.

    - Some girls do not mind if a strange guy puts his hands over intimate parts of her body. That is those girls choice.

    - Some girls do mind.

    When I was growing up, my parents would tell me that some guys would do this deliberately to test MY boundaries to see if I was girlfriend material for them. :roll: Other guys just want to get a cheap feel/thrill.

    The thing to remember is... dancing is just that, dancing. If at any time you do not feel comfortable, then walk away! This applies to not only where his hands go, but also to, if say the guy kept making you do dips (learning you backwards) and you just instinctively felt that he could not control it ie. any moment you could go crashing to the floor and you would be injured.

    Here is a thread I did last year, which you may find of interest "Disrespectful" Touches

    Goodluck and let us know how you get on. :D

    Pacion
     
  12. macha

    macha New Member

    Yeah, what Pacion said.

    For future reference- I'm a bitchy loudmouth. Don't take anything I say or snark to heart, nobody else does. Were I genuinely mad at you, I'd have said something like "can't you find a dance that's less crudely pornographic and more artfully erotic" or "what is this, Urban Coal-Miner's Daughter" or something like that.

    So hiss. :p
     
  13. Mocha

    Mocha New Member

    Haha okay, sounds good to me.

    And thanks a million for your help! No way I can make a fool outta myself now. 8)

    Btw, just like to add this is the nicest thread I've ever been to, thanks for being patient with my.. slow mind. :wink:
     
  14. Pacion

    Pacion New Member

    :oops: :oops: no problem.

    PS. Here's a challenge for you :wink: show me someone without a "slow mind" or "slow moments" and I will, umm, show you a dinasour... living at that :wink: :lol:
     
  15. solveg_dancer

    solveg_dancer New Member

    I agree with *disco*!

    My dancing is just music pouring out of my body...

    I did not "learn" it from someone.. I just did it someday (well, it did grow in ways)

    Altough I do apply a bit of psychology on myself when I dance...
    Foremost, when my head contains anything BUT the music, (as the drunken monkey of the mind often wanders off into judgement, preconceptions and god knows what) my dancing is bad.

    When theres just music, it ROCKS :D
     
  16. solveg_dancer

    solveg_dancer New Member

    Also have to add that the ball is very cool!

    I once saw a girl take this to.. well.. an extreme that impressed me seriously! She was sooo fluid! And it looked so nice! :D

    Also agree that leg/hip movement is mostly the (break)beat, and hands arms are more like melody/treble/fx!
     
  17. Ms_Sunlight

    Ms_Sunlight New Member

    Hi (*disco*)! This is true. But what you can teach people is new ways to move their body so that they can then use those techniques to let their own soul pour out onto the dancefloor!
     
  18. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    Ditto. Some people are not used to moving their bodys in certain ways. By expanding the range of movements that a person feels comfortable doing one enables them to be able to express themselves more creatively. :cheers: :)
     
  19. ARIZA

    ARIZA New Member

    Sorry for bring this topic up but....

    I'm going to a dance next week with the same girl i'm going to prom with. She really knows how to dance so i dont want to look like a fool by not knowing how to. The music will be hip hop and some slow dance but mostly urban music since that where i live at. I'm one of the very few black people who cant dance. I can two step but i cant do that for 5 hours during prom so i need help. I would go to a club and watch and see but everwhere i go i cant get in cause liquor is served. I'm not to worried about the upcoming dance since we are mostly going to chill with friends and i can get away with two steping but prom is a time when we are going to dance all night. I was lucky enough to get a girl like her to go with me and i dont want her to regret saying yes so i need help people. Is there sites out there with FREE videos on how to hip hop dance. I'm not talking about choreography dancing but moves you would do during a hip hop song at a club or prom in the dance floor where there isnt alot of room. Any kind of help will be great.
     
  20. macha

    macha New Member

    http://www.dance.net/freestyle.html doesn't have videos that I've seen, but the atmosphere is more accommodating to that type of dance. This one's more partnery-dancey, that one's more hip-hop/freestyle. Just make sure you can translate gibberish on some of the posts.
     

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