Okay I’ll admit I am extremely conscious about my dancing. And watching a video of myself dancing terribly may or may not have helped with my confidence. And having a super-confident and an amazing dancing and a spotlight stealer for a close friend definitely did not help me escape this self-consciousness. Dancing is an amazing way to bust your stress and just enjoy and lose yourself to the beat. And if you’re thinking along the lines of, “Oh, but I’m terrible at dancing,” worry no further, I’m here to help you!
1. Be confident.
You don’t have to be awesome at dancing to be an awesome dancer. It’s all about confidence. Believe me. And to be confident, you absolutely need to wear something comfortable. You don’t want to be wearing a macro mini and worry about flashing your panty on top of your self-consciousness about your dancing. Fake confidence even if you’re not confidence; just don’t let your self-consciousness show.
2. You’re not as terrible as you think you are.
We’re the harshest judges of ourselves. And after watching that video of myself dancing infront of all my friends and their parents, I cannot help but cringe inside every time I think about it till date. But they definitely didn’t think I was that bad. Yes, they probably passed a comment or two but that’s it. It doesn’t mean you should never dance again. I wish I had the wisdom I have now then, I would definitely have enjoyed my pre-teen and early teenage years better. But just a year or two after that new years eve party dance, I was forced to dance again and this time in front of a ton of strangers. I resisted as best as I could while everyone around me insisted I dance with a couple of other girls while everyone sat watching us. I had to give in, and the surprising thing was how everyone was all praises about my dance. Everybody loved it and specially came up to me tell me I danced really well. You can only imagine how I felt. That helped boost up my confidence immensely. So, just remember you are nowhere near as terrible as you think you are!
3. Dance alone first.
Practice makes a man perfect. There’s nothing that you can’t get good at if you practice. So, lock yourself up in your room and turn up the music loud and just move your body. Record yourself or dance infront of a mirror to see what mistakes you might be making. Maybe you’re swinging that arm a bit too much or the booty shake you think is sexy is so not sexy. Learn and improve.
4. Watch YouTube tutorials and music videos.
To learn some new dance steps just go on youtube and you’ll find tons of tutorials teaching step-by-step on how to dance. And watch more music videos and try to imitate the dance techniques or just be inspired and have you’re own dance steps to that music. Listen to the beats carefully and make sure you’re not dancing too fast or too slow. Be in rhythm with the music beats.
5. Dance for yourself, not for others.
Just enjoy dancing, even if you’re pathetic at it, who cares! If you enjoy it do it. To hell with what other people think about you. Do your thing. Who says you have to be a pro at dancing to dance! Lose yourslef to the beat, close your eyes and just have fun.