We all find ourselves on a dance floor at some point: a cousin's wedding, a Friday night out, a holiday work party, a B21 class. Nothing is going to build your confidence like some good ol' fashion practice, but we thought we'd give you some easy tips to up your game instantly.
1. Dress to impress (yourself)
If you throw on some old, frumpy workout clothes, you are going to feel old and frumpy on the dance floor. We all have that outfit that makes us feel our best. If you hit the dance floor in something that channels your inner badb*tch, you'll be amazed at how much it affects your moves.
2. Picture this
When on the dance floor, don't waste your time worrying about how you look. Picture yourself KILLINGGG ITTT and focus on that instead. The second you start to doubt your moves, just breathe and return to that mental image.
3. The music is your friend
Could you imagine how hard it would be to dance in silence? Really listen to the music, and feel it in your veins. When you are too focused on the moves, you miss out on subtleties in the music that may inspire the body to try something new.
4. Just keep swimming
No matter how much you might want to retreat and go sit down, don't stop. The moment you freeze up, your brain will go into panic mode. Keep moving and repeat Step 2.
5. SMILE :)
Your smile is contagious. Even if you have to force it at first, your smile will spread to those around you and ensure that everyone is having fun together. If you mess up, don't be afraid to laugh at your mistake and put it behind you.