December 9, 2014
Corporate holiday parties are a great way to get to know your coworkers and have some fun outside of work. Unfortunately they can also be minefields for awkward situations, especially if the upcoming holiday party includes the dreaded dance floor. If you don’t consider yourself a great dancer, or even a good dancer, you probably often find yourself on the outside looking in. If you’ve ever wished you could join in the fun on the dance floor without fear of ridicule, fear not. If you want to dance convincingly at a corporate holiday party with a dance floor, provided by your friendly neighborhood Los Angeles event rental company, smooth moves are simply a matter of confidence and following a few basic guidelines. Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone if you practice in the mirror.
Being a good dancer starts with a grasp of the beat of the song, and most good dance songs have a strong beat that you can count to four to, with an emphasis on every other beat. Having a sense of the beat makes it easy to coordinate your movements and is an important first step towards looking graceful.
When most people feel awkward or embarrassed, they hold their arms in close or let them hang limp. Mix it up with some coordinated arm motions synchronized with the beat. Move your shoulders opposite your hips and freestyle some arm motions, but be conscious of dancers around you and keep your energy level consistent with the music and your fellow dancers.
One of the most important components of successful dancing is the steps. Don’t sweat it too much; your footwork doesn’t have to be very fancy to blend in. Try shifting your weight from one foot to the other on every other beat of the music, and gradually get your hips, your shoulders and the rest of your body into it.
And don’t forget to relax and enjoy yourself. It is a party, after all!