Do you dance?

Do you dance?

  • At least once a day

    Votes: 1 6.3%
  • At least once a week

    Votes: 4 25.0%
  • At least once a month

    Votes: 1 6.3%
  • At least once a season

    Votes: 1 6.3%
  • At least once a year

    Votes: 2 12.5%
  • Only under duress

    Votes: 7 43.8%
  • Never have, never will

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    16

sawdust123

DJ Extraordinaire
Nov 10, 2006
196
56
Ventura County, CA
Simple question. How many of us dance and how regularly do we do it?

For this question dancing could be just around the house without a partner while listening to music or going out to a bar or club. I am just asking if dancing is in your blood. We are in the business of getting people to dance so I was curious how many of us do it ourselves. Perhaps we are like the cobblers kids without any shoes. Let's find out.
 

Albatross

DJ Extraordinaire
Sep 7, 2016
3,752
I find myself physically responding to music often. It's normally in the form of a head bob, toe tapping... something rhythmic. I'm a drummer, and many of those patterns still bounce around in my head regularly. But very rarely do I find myself truly dancing, especially in public. Bopping around the house is certainly more common with music on.
 

Handinon

DJ Extraordinaire
Oct 1, 2014
1,926
72
I dance all the time, fast to Latin Salsa or slow love songs with my wife. It's one of the major factors why I DJ.

I've always felt dancing is intrinsic - we are born with "moving to music". Small children dance, indigenous tribes that have never had contact with the outside world dance.

NOT DANCING is a learned behavior that occurs as we get older and become self-conscious. I'm honestly not sure what happens when we die, but I'm pretty certain we get to do this part just once, and Lady Gaga got it right - Just Dance!
 

djcrazychris

DJ Extraordinaire
Jun 12, 2018
2,290
45
i danced a lot in my early days of going to clubs and meeting dj's... once i started having residencies and spending 5 nights a week in them it lost its charm... now my wife loves to dance so we love getting invited to weddings that im not djing and dancing the night away... its a much different experience now as an old married guy... i love it.

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sawdust123

DJ Extraordinaire
Nov 10, 2006
196
56
Ventura County, CA
I have moments all the time where the groove just hits me and I get happy feet and just need to move. My GF loves it. I'd say it happens several times a week. Our social circle is mostly single women and they get together at least twice a month to go out dancing. We've got a great live music scene in my area. Usually we see old school funk or classic rock bands because our average age is in the upper 50s.

I have never had formal dance training yet I get compliments on my dancing from strangers nearly every time I go out. I can only guess this is because I can keep a beat and raise my arms above my shoulders (typical limitations for older white guys dancing). I used to be a much wilder dancer in my punk/new-wave formative years but coping with crowded dance floors led me to a somewhat unique dance style where my feet actually stay fairly still while the rest of my body moves. The thing is, I pretty much dance the same way regardless of the music. I guess if the ladies like it, there is no reason to change. Although, I may throw in some Carlton / Kevin Bacon moves to change things up.
 

wifedj

DJ Extraordinaire
Mar 20, 2008
1,167
If asked and necessary I'll try to, with minimal embarrassment, teach/instruct/lead or otherwise complete any of the 1/2 a dozen line dances I know which are only the basic 2 or 4 wall Freeze/Strokin'/Boot Scoot/Bus Stop/Footloose favorites...any thing else I'm as bad as Elaine Benes.

 
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steve149

Veni, Vidi, Lusi
Staff member
Sep 26, 2011
32,436
Prospect, CT
If asked and necessary I'll try to, with minimal embarrassmet, teach/instruct/lead or otherwise complete any of the 1/2 a dozen line dances I know which are only the basic 2 or 4 wall Freeze/Strokin'/Boot Scoot/Bus Stop/Footloose favorites...any thing else I'm as bad as Elaine Benes.

Well, if we're showing off, I can lead the Hokey Pokey ...
 

Cap Capello

Always @ Ur Service
Dec 14, 2006
3,069
75
Saratoga, NY
www.imadj.com
I have learned almost all the domestic dances, and ethnicities included.

Not a put down because I know and do dance, but it has befuddled me my whole career why not one client has ever asked if I know how to dance. They have asked if I come out from behind the booth and dance which almost all of them did not want and which I never do.

I credit my long term success and demand because of that one primary attribute... I know and love dance; all kinds and varieties. It makes non-scripted song selections so much more exciting and far less boring (for dancers) than the scripted mundane 30-minute genre sets.
 

wifedj

DJ Extraordinaire
Mar 20, 2008
1,167
Little does Cap know that he was secretly recorded at this Holiday Party last December...

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc7FbZnCMNM
Oddly enough I don't think Cap wears a cap...:banana:

That guy has been previously, summarily, and correctly critiqued/lambasted for years, maybe even a decade by this point. 36 seconds was too long for me so I can only imagine the discomfort that audience was made to endure for the duration of that amateurish "LukameBS".

10 to 1 odds he lasted about 2 to 3 years in this craft and returned to his more appropriate medium...local diner theater or broke-assed waiter in a Los Angeles delicatessen.
 
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