I feel like a total nerd posting this, but it's my friend's birthday party next week and we're all going to a club for 80's night. I've been to clubs before and usually I am glued to the wall nursing a cranberry and vodka because I can't dance. Actually that's not true - I quit ballet only a couple of years ago so I know I have a sense of rhythm, but as soon as I get onto a dance floor I look like a tree, or a piece of cardboard. I just stand there and bop my head and maybe shuffle my feet - I can't really break out the pas de chat listening to Blondie, or as is more common in clubs, hip hop. I'm pretty self conscious at these trendy, outrageoously skanky clubs. Like I said, I'm a nerd. I've read the club dancing index and it's extremely useful... but does anyone have any tips for girls? I've become pretty good at the grinding maneuver but I still don't know what I'm supposed to be doing with my hands. And I probably won't be dancing with a partner in any case, as my boyfriend will be in absentia. I'm sorry if there's nothing new anyone can offer and I started this thread for nothing, but any advice or hints or tips or matrix-like chips where I can instantly learn to dance would be appreciated.