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How To Dance At Prom Without Looking Awkward

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One of the most common reasons why someone may not want to go to prom is very simple; they can’t dance.

Dancing is a skill that is necessary but very few people actually learn it.

If you dread dancing you will be relieved, albeit temporarily, to learn that you are not alone.

But far more heartening is the fact that dancing is not as hard as it seems.

You just need a practice session or two to be able to dance like a pro and consequently enjoy your prom.

There are two types of dances that are likely to feature on prom night. They are slow dancing and fast dancing.

Learning how to do both is the difference between a good prom experience and a lack luster one.

dance at prom

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Slow Dancing

Of the two slow dancing is the easiest and hence the less feared.

As the name suggests slow dancing involves a couple dancing to mellow, slow music.

It is also a little bit traditional in that there are some customary aspects of the dance.

For instance, it is customary for the boy to ask the girl formally if she wants to dance.

The boy is expected to hold out his hand and request a dance by asking “May I have this dance?” or “Would you like to dance?”

It is a prerogative of the girl to accept or refuse the request but once she accepts; the couple can then proceed to the dance floor and commence the slow dance.

There are several rules if you will, that need to be adhered to when slow dancing.

The boy places his hands on the girl’s hips.

He may also interlace his hand at the small of her back although this is a more intimate position. The latter is only allowed if the couple is dating or if they have a more intimate relationship.

The girl may place her hands on the boy’s shoulders or interlacing her hands behind his neck. Again, the latter position is more intimate and appropriate if the two have been dating for some time.

Slow dancing is also a good chance for the couple to engage in light conversation as they dance.

After the dance, it is customary for the boy to thank the girl for the dance.

How To Slow Dance Video:

We found a video with some good slow dancing tips – you can find it here.

Fast Dancing

During prom it is not uncommon for slow music to change after sometime to a fast-paced song signaling the end of slow dancing and the beginning of fast dancing.

Most people have a fear of fast-paced dancing because they think that they will look ridiculous if they are a little off rhythm.

There is always the danger of looking a little goofy but fast dancing is no more harder or easier than slow dancing.

As a matter of fact you may find that you enjoy fast dancing a lot more than slow dancing.

The reason is very simple; fast dancing is open to interpretation and there are no rules that you have to follow.

This means you can be as outrageous as you want to be.

More importantly you can have as much fun as you want to with fast dancing. You don’t even need to have dance partner.

You could do it all by yourself. You just need to ensure that you don’t look ridiculous.

The easiest way to be successful at fast dancing comes down to one word; practice.

Take some time before prom to practice your dancing. It is much better to look goofy on your own than on the dance floor on prom night.

If it is absolutely necessary, you could take dance lessons.

There are a few videos on youtube, like the example below.

How to dance at prom

Take some time to learn how to dance and impress your date on prom night.

You don’t have to be afraid of prom because you can’t dance.

Even if you can’t learn how to dance before prom, there are a lot more aspects of prom to enjoy that have nothing to do with dancing.

Don’t be afraid to look ridiculous on the dance floor, allow your personality to shine through, that’s all that matters.

Have you found a great how to dance at prom video that you would like to share with us?

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