Grinding vs Balleroom It all really depends on the setting. With a ballet background I certainly don't recognize grinding as dance, but I will still do it for the short-term thrill. To go out and do actual dancing, ie., ballroom, takes a much more specific venue and a man who's capable of it (and there just aren't enough). Besides, in high school especially, not all people have the chance to learn proper dancing, but anyone can grind. As for breaking out in proper swing, salsa, or a cha-cha-cha at a high school dance: it's always appreciated and amazing to watch. Several couples did this at my senior prom (I'm a recent graduate) and everyone just stopped to watch them.