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I wanna watch folks dance up on each other!

Looking for reference -- movies, tv show episodes, YouTube videos, whatever -- of couples dancing informally and enthusiastically. Less "ballroom" and more "at the club." Same-sex couples preferred, but I'll take anything! [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Dec 6, 2016 - 14 answers

Where's a good beginner swing dancing class in Boston?

My parter is an experienced (and patient) swing dancer and I'd like to learn, so I'm looking for a class that gives a gentle intro for people with no experience and plenty of time to practice. Anywhere in Boston accessible by Ⓣ is good; bonus for near JP or the orange line.
posted by Cogito on Nov 3, 2016 - 3 answers

Is a DJ still a necessity?

I’m getting married in a week and a half. We expect about 130 guests in an indoor venue. Thus far, I’ve rented speakers that I’m told will be sufficient for ambient music and then a dance floor, and I’m planning on creating a Spotify playlist to play from my laptop during the dance. Am I doing this wrong? Should I panic and try to find a DJ at the last minute? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2016 - 27 answers

Music for Dancing Grammas

What music styles or specific songs do 85-year-old ladies like to dance to? I'm putting together a playlist for some dancing grammas. Certain criteria: Familiar songs (popular in the 1940s-60s); Upbeat (no slow dancing at this crazy ol' party); not loud (no rock please, not even Elvis); bonus for international songs or sung in non-English, especially German! [more inside]
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Aug 26, 2016 - 9 answers

I want to buy a matching bomber jacket & cheerleader skirt!

I want to buy a matching bomber jacket or varsity jacket & cheerleader skirt from a dance/athletic supplier, rather than a fashion retailer. These are pretty standard items, so it shouldn't be too difficult, but I was wondering if any of you had particular experience with any specific vendor! I only want to buy one of each, so no bulk minimums is good. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Aug 3, 2016 - 5 answers

How do we dance to this song?

We've chosen Marie's Wedding as a father-daughter/mother-son dance for our wedding next week. It's in 4/4 as far as I can tell. We just realized we have no idea how to dance to it. Difficulty level: we don't know how to dance anyway. [more inside]
posted by cogitron on Jun 19, 2016 - 12 answers

Dance "hacks"?

Ok, "hack" seems like a gross word for dancing. But someone said, make eye contact with your dance partner and track their head. And it really helped... [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Apr 24, 2016 - 10 answers

An East Bay dance club for straight crossdressers?

Is there a good East Bay California dance club for straight crossdressers (men and women)? [more inside]
posted by mrgrimm on Mar 11, 2016 - 5 answers

Please recommend music videos emphasizing the dancing

I'd like to watch more music videos showing dancers performing on stark, monochromatic, ultra-clean sets like those in Taylor Swift's Shake It Off so I can see what the dancers are doing. [more inside]
posted by Beti on Nov 22, 2015 - 24 answers

Your favorite scenes of waltzing in movies

I saw Crimson Peak over the weekend, and, separately, I've had the Sleeping Beauty waltz in my head all morning. I'm in a waltzy mood, and want to watch youtube clips of beautiful, cinematic, sweep-you-off-your-feet waltzes from the movies. What are your favorites?
posted by ocherdraco on Oct 26, 2015 - 14 answers

Popular Horse Dances

I am familiar with Chubby Checker doing "The Pony", and of course with Psy doing "Gangnam Style", but are there other equine popular dances out there? Dances in which a performer mimics a horse, a rider, or both?
posted by jrb223 on Oct 22, 2015 - 18 answers

We should not look like two awkward middle-schoolers.

Looking for suggestions in NYC: we need some dance instruction for our "first song" at our wedding. [more inside]
posted by undercoverhuwaaah on Aug 26, 2015 - 10 answers

Improve acting & dancing in less than 24 hours?

I'm going to callbacks for a production of Carousel tomorrow. Yay! I'm in the running for the role of Nettie, as well as the ensemble. I'm primarily a singer and will be asked to read sides and perform some quickly taught choreography. What can I do between now and tomorrow to improve my acting and my dancing? Tips, tricks, and anecdotes welcome, assume I'm starting from zero in both skill sets. Thanks!
posted by firei on May 2, 2015 - 10 answers

It took two years but she's finally figured out how to watch a video!

I'm looking for youtube videos of people dancing all fancy to share with my grandma. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Apr 24, 2015 - 14 answers

Irresistible toe-tapping can't-stay-still musical theater numbers?

Last night I came across the Brotherhood of Man musical number performed on the Drew Carey show, and realized it was the perfect video to snap me right out of a funk and make me want to dance around the house (particularly once the full ensemble gets going around 2 minutes in.) Now I want more! I'm looking for more videos of big, bombastic musical numbers that can't help but give me thrills and cheer me up with great dancing. The kind of song that gets even the most cynical person tapping their toes and smiling. Anything Goes is a great example of what I'm thinking of - I also can't resist a giant tap number. Think over the top with jazz hands. Everything a person who hates musical theater can't stand. Don't worry if they seem too obvious - I've only started enjoying musical theater a few years ago, so I've got plenty of catching up to do.
posted by Neely O'Hara on Feb 15, 2015 - 33 answers

More happy fun dancing videos please!

I love watching Urban Dance Camp videos on YouTube. What else should I watch? [more inside]
posted by heatherann on Jan 31, 2015 - 6 answers

Help us find a bar in NYC for a casual post-wedding soiree!

My husband-to-be and I plan to have a small civil wedding with immediate family in California (where we live), and would like to throw a casual party with drinks and dancing at a bar in Manhattan or Brooklyn so we can celebrate with our friends. [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Oct 23, 2014 - 3 answers

Where should we go dancing in Berlin?

My wife and I are in Berlin until this Saturday morning (Oct. 4th). We'd like to go Out On The Town (i.e. Drinking and dancing) one night, but there seem to be no end of places to go and I'm kind of at a loss. Can anyone suggest any particular nights/venues/events? [more inside]
posted by The Card Cheat on Sep 30, 2014 - 4 answers

Suggestions for Mother/Son dance at a wedding?

I'm getting married. My mom wants to dance with me. What are some suggestions for songs to dance to? Nice, quiet songs that aren't too long would be great!
posted by MisantropicPainforest on Sep 1, 2014 - 11 answers

Do kids still do The Dougie?

I want to have some fun with my 7th grade students. I'm looking for clean and school-appropriate songs to let them sing and dance to. Do they still do The Dougie, or is that over? What are some other song/dance crazes that the kids are into now that wouldn't get me fired from my school for playing it for them?
posted by archimago on Apr 19, 2014 - 11 answers

Dancing lessons

I'd like to surprise my wife with some dancing lessons, but I'm not sure which kind of partner dancing would make both her and I happy. I'd prefer if the music was upbeat (above 110bpm) and didn't take to long to not look like an amateur. She'd like there be lots of spinning, dipping and throwing her up in the air and such. We aren't a big fan of modern country music, but are open to styles like bluegrass and zydeco. If it's community centered, that'd be a plus - we'd love to meet interesting people and dance with others as well. We live in a major metroplex in the central US, if that is pertinent. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2014 - 26 answers

Recommendations for dancing in Los Angeles

Where can I go dancing in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Mar 11, 2014 - 7 answers

I don't dance...because I can't dance.

I was in ballet until about 7 years old. I've danced for school things on stage in elementary. Somehow this didn't transfer at all to my adult life. I get invited to go clubbing and there are military balls (which pretty much just have club dancing) that I sorta have to go to....but I don't want to be that person always sitting on the sidelines for the rest of my life. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Feb 14, 2014 - 24 answers

Dance "textbook" for different qualities of movement

I am at the stage in my dance hobby in which I am trying to go beyond individual moves into dancing those movements in a way that evokes a specific feeling. Whether it's assertive & funky, soft and flowing, or happy and excited--I need to learn how to use my body to convey different moods. I'm taking private lessons, but are there written resources like textbooks or handbooks that walk through basic principles like "here's what makes arm or leg lines look confident, this is how to make a movement look quieter, etc."? I do partner dancing but resources for any style of dance are welcome.
posted by philosophygeek on Dec 27, 2013 - 2 answers

Looking for gifset of a kid dancing while getting arrested

A while back, on tumblr, I saw a gif-set of some kids dancing. One of the kids is then arrested by the police, but then the camera zooms in on his feet, and you can see that he's still dancing even as he's getting arrested. Does anyone have a link for this? I can't seem to find it now, and it's driving me batty.
posted by Greg Nog on Dec 21, 2013 - 4 answers

First Wedding Dance- Not-Slow Edition

My fiancee and I are getting married in April and we're planning to do our first dance to be sort of a last dance (after the parent dances) that kicks off the dance/party portion of the evening. Our dancing will be "fast", a reflection of our fun-loving personalities (and reflection that we met at a bar, dancing), perfect for a fairly rowdy crowd (but safe for all ages), and not requiring anything new to learn. . Have you done or seen something like this? What tips do you have? [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv on Dec 4, 2013 - 11 answers

How do you dance like nobody's watching?

Been checking out Pharrell's 24 Hours of Happy and some of the people don't seem to care what they look like and totally go with it and have fun. Others are decidedly apprehensive. I would probably not even volunteer to do this sort of thing myself. For those of you who can dance like nobody's watching, or do or say something funny that might grab the attention of the room, or sing karaoke at a bar, etc, I am curious to know what goes on in your head before, during, or after you "perform." Other ways to phrase this question: What makes you a ham? Do you think about what you are doing or going to do, or just go with it? Why don't you get embarrassed when you do something fun and crazy? Or do you? What is the payoff for you? Were you born this way or did you learn it somehow?
posted by thorny on Nov 27, 2013 - 39 answers

Oh the fun you'll have!

Magical video of festive people speaking lines in rhyme about life and fun? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Nov 25, 2013 - 2 answers

Cheating and Freak Dancing

Is it considered cheating if you “freak dance” or “Bump and Grind” at the club with someone who is not your significant other? (long but necessary story inside, possibly nsfw)) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2013 - 79 answers

Dancing in Boston this Saturday night (10/19)

My housemate wants to go dancing for his 40th birthday this weekend. We're looking for a venue with high energy danceable music. It should also be friendly to both queer and straight folks. A place popular with burners or other countercultural sorts would be ideal. I almost never go out dancing, so I have no ideas; maybe you do?
posted by spindrifter on Oct 15, 2013 - 7 answers

Salsa dancing in NYC on Saturday night?

Where can 2 couples go for some salsa and merengue dancing in the city on Saturday night? [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on May 3, 2013 - 1 answer

Should I keep dancing?

Should I keep dancing (at a club)? By dancing, I mean topless dancing, lapdances, typical men's club activities. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2013 - 17 answers

Where to go dancing in Chicago?

We like a range of music: house, soul, funk, techno, some of the recent top40, nuwaveglitchhopstep, daytime disco(?). Emphasis on the beat and getting down. The other patrons, similarly, should have a pro-dancing agenda and friendly vibe. [more inside]
posted by mai on Feb 26, 2013 - 3 answers

I want to see more dancing like this:

I love all the dancing feauted in Sean Paul's music video for 'Get Busy', but particularly the men's part @ 1:46 and 2:47. Can you point me towards more videos with dancing in this style?
posted by OsoMeaty on Feb 20, 2013 - 4 answers

Am I a silly prude or is my boyfriend's dancing inappropriate?

Am I a silly prude or is my boyfriend's dancing inappropriate? [more inside]
posted by AnnaAnachronous on Sep 12, 2012 - 52 answers

Where can we dance to Vonda??

Do bars like the one on Ally McBeal really exist? Tell me where! Anywhere in the world will do, but it must fit the bill. [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Aug 24, 2012 - 6 answers

How do I dance with guys?

I know how to dance with people who are just friends. Can you explain to me how to dance with someone when I don't want to be just friends? [more inside]
posted by colfax on Jul 31, 2012 - 10 answers

Nonsmoking 80s dancing in Asheville, NC?

Is there a regular dance night in or around Asheville, NC, that includes '80s music but is nonsmoking? [more inside]
posted by rikschell on Jul 22, 2012 - 5 answers

What's this dancing black frame thing?

Can somebody tell me what's going on in this video? As much as I feel terrible for the people there, I'm not talking about the scene(s) being shown, but rather the dancing black frame around the edges! [more inside]
posted by segatakai on Jun 4, 2012 - 20 answers

Alef Bet Song that isn't Debbie Friedman's Version?

Can you help me identify this folk-dance version of the Alef Bet Song? [more inside]
posted by danielle the bee on May 31, 2012 - 1 answer

In the mood

Where can we go jazz/swing dancing in New York City? [more inside]
posted by thecaddy on May 19, 2012 - 3 answers

the best teachers INSPIRE

I'm dating an awesome girl that cannot feel the beat--help me help her sense of rhythm. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 9, 2012 - 47 answers

How to be at peace with being a wallflower

Help me get in a good frame of mind for a night out this weekend. [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on Apr 24, 2012 - 35 answers

If Rafters was in LA, where would it be?

Another dancing in LA question: Which LA club/bar is most like Rafters (in Mammoth)? (older crowd, friendly, people go to dance) -- I'm not looking for the clubs where the "partner dancing" people go to practice (been there, done that), but clubs where just normal people between 40 and 60yo go to dance for fun. If you've been to Rafters, you know what I'm talking about. Prefer westside but flexible. Thanks!
posted by bluesky78987 on Apr 14, 2012 - 2 answers

Where to go techno dancing in DC this weekend?

Where to go techno dancing in DC this weekend? [more inside]
posted by eviemath on Mar 14, 2012 - 4 answers

Gonna make me sweat

I am doing a musical theatre revue in a formal gown. I am fat and there will be dancing. How can I minimize the look and feel of sweat and still stay fancy? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Feb 13, 2012 - 21 answers

DJ or Dominion?

Wedding DJ recommendations in L.A.? Alternatively, do we really need dancing at an evening wedding? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Jan 24, 2012 - 22 answers

Dance When There's Nothing But A Slow Glowing Dream

How to DJ to a group of people with smartphones wearing headsets? [more inside]
posted by humannaire on Jan 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Bollywood music video with men dancing while sitting on the toilets in lockerroom

looking for a Bollywood music video that has men dancing while sitting in toilet stalls--the camera is moving around in a locker room or similar setting and it pans across the tops of the stalls and in each one a guy is sitting AND dancing on the toilet. i know there are a MILLION Bollywood music videos, so this may be like looking for a needle in a haystack, but perhaps someone out there may recognize this one--it certainly is a bit weirder than most of them. i saw it on a monitor in an Indian restaurant, but the waiter didn't know anything about where to find it.
posted by cmp4Meta on Jan 7, 2012 - 5 answers

I also want the contract to include an ironclad "No Chicken Dance" clause.

I'm looking for Boston-area DJ for my wedding. How does one find a DJ (yes, the Google, but how do you pick)--particularly given that my fiancee and I have particular musical parameters (on the hipstery/dancey spectrum)? Feel free to post/MeMail particular recommendations. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Nov 14, 2011 - 8 answers

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