One of the most dreaded activities at homecoming for a number of goers is dancing. Some people “think” they cannot dance and hence will not want to dance at any gathering.
Here’s the deal:
First we will give you some tips on how to feel better and more confident, then at the bottom of the page we have a number of videos that will help you really learn how to dance at homecoming.
The truth is that you can only dance as much as you think you can.
You don’t have to be an expert dancer to enjoy yourself.
You only need to feel the music and move your body to the music.
Of course it helps if you have a date for homecoming although for most, this also presents its own set of challenges.
It is however a good idea to dance in a group rather than by yourself, you are likely to have more fun that way. Therefore, even if you don’t have a date, go with your friends and just have fun.
If you are still insecure however, here are a few ideas that might help.
Endeavor to look your best
You tend to be more confident when you look good. We have also already established that confidence makes you a better dancer.
If you like the clothes and shoes you are rocking for homecoming and you actually think that you look good, your general mood will be lifted and so will your ability to dance.
This is especially true for shoes. Girls should avoid wearing uncomfortable heels and dresses that are too tight. Keep in mind that if you feel comfortable, you will be more confident to dance.
Be in a group
This is an important factor to consider because you will feel more relaxed if you dance with others.
Having a date may help but only if you have been dating this person for a long time and don’t feel awkward around them.
The next best thing to going with your girlfriend or boyfriend is going with friends. Dancing with your friends will feel natural and you will be having too much fun to feel insecure.
Familiarize yourself with the dance floor
It is important to take some time to get familiar with your surrounding once you get to homecoming before dancing.
Not only will this ensure that you do not feel out of place but will also ensure that you get into the feeling of being at homecoming.
This scoping out of your surrounding will allow you to further build your confidence. Knowing your surroundings will also mean that you are less intimidated by the entire homecoming concept and are more at home to let loose.
Get Familiar with the music
The first rule to great dancing is to listen to the music.
Often times you are too concerned with how your body is moving and totally oblivious to the fact that you need to move your body to the music.
This strategy works better when dancing to fast music although it can also and should also be applied to slow dancing. Once you feel the music, your body will move of its own volition. You will be so engrossed in the song; you won’t have time to be insecure about your moves.
Don’t worry too much about what others think
The biggest hindrance to dancing at homecoming has nothing to do with whether you know how to dance or not.
It is mostly an issue of what someone else thinks of your moves. Unless you are specifically dancing to impress someone, you really shouldn’t worry about what others are thinking of your dance moves.
In fact, if they were honest with you, they are just as insecure as you are about their dance moves.
They are also probably sitting there thinking that you will judge their dancing as much as you think they will judge yours.
Don’t over think it. Go to homecoming with the precise intention to have fun. Let everything else happen naturally.
If you want to dance, by all means head on to the dance floor and show them how it’s done.
If you don’t want to dance, find other ways to enjoy yourself. Just ensure that you have fun at homecoming!
Videos about how to dance at homecoming
Oak Ridge High School Homecoming dance 2014
10 Tips to Survive Your First High School Dance!!!
Dance Moves for Homecoming
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