How to Dance at Homecoming

How to Dance at Homecoming. You've chosen your outfit with care, you've asked someone special to be your date and you have arranged transportation to the ultimate homecoming event. Now, you just need to know how to dance. Dancing is a huge part of a homecoming party, and can provide great exercise and wonderful memories.

Things You'll Need

  • Instructional dance video
  • Dress shoes
  • VCR or DVD player

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Learn Basic Moves

Listen to the beat. Your feet should always move with the drum beat. If the music is fast, you can move with every other drum beat.

Know that you can't go wrong with moving more slowly. To fast music, you'll find great dancers moving with every other or even every fourth beat. Don't try to keep up with a frenzied pace.

Keep your weight on the balls of your feet when dancing at homecoming, regardless of whether the music is fast or slow. Keeping the weight on the front of your foot allows you to make quick turns or shift from foot to foot without losing your balance.

Learn Dance Moves

Watch a music video if you feel you are ready to learn more advanced moves. Movies like "Anyone Can Dance: Nightclub Freestyle" may be able to teach you some basic moves (see Resources below).

Use the slow play buttons on your VCR or DVD player to slow down the instructional video mid-move. Watching a dance move in slow motion can show you how to master the step in no time. You'll find that what often appears to be fancy footwork is actually attitude and sleight of hand.

Ask a local dance teacher to spend half an hour teaching you two or three basic steps. This will benefit your confidence as much as it does your dancing skills, and your partner will be impressed.

Tips & Warnings

  • You may lose your nerve at the dance, but get out on the dance floor anyway. Even the most beginning dancer looks better than the coolest person standing against the wall.
  • Don't overdo it. While dancing can be a lot of fun, it is also serious exercise. If you're new to dancing, you're going to need to limit how long you stay on the dance floor. You should also be aware of the signs of physical overexertion or dehydration, which include sudden aches and pains, dizziness, headaches and extreme thirst.
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