I Can't Dance

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    Love It.

    I really can't dance well, but i love to dance by myself when no one's around. It makes me happy! I just wish i could dance better that way i wouldn't have to hide it.
    candiipup candiipup
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2008

    I don't know if its meant to be a feeling

    or something? But i just can't I'm usually too sad to do any dancing. I just watch other people dance, and think: "how on earth?"
    TheKidInTheCorner TheKidInTheCorner
    16-17, M
    Oct 17, 2014


    I can slow dance if the other person leads, and if someone is showing me how to on stage with lots of other people who are messing up, I can do it. When I was young, I did this sort of swaying thing from side to side whilst swiveling my arms (Is that the word to describe it? I'm...
    Heyitsme18 Heyitsme18
    Jun 29, 2013

    Forever dancing alone

    because I'm too awful to dance in public :P
    PiecesOfPeace PiecesOfPeace
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 14, 2015

    I've never really been able to dance,

    as a kid I didn't care very much because it didn't seem that important. But now as I'm getting older (20yo) if I go out with friends, I'll be having a good time just chatting and drinking; then we go on the dance floor. I know I must be painful to watch lol. Recently I was at a...
    7Reuben7 7Reuben7
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Jul 14, 2014

    It's not one of my strengths.

    I have no rhythm and I don't have a good memory. But there is something new I'm trying: the break dancing club! My friend and I have joined together and made fools of our selfs. The guy there even asked us you know this is brake dancing club right? I'm so going next week!
    lostfollower lostfollower
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2015

    Ugh, The Struggle

    I can't dance for nothing. I wish I could though, because at dances at the school or at a party, I be looking stupid standing there while my friends dance. It's that when I do try to dance, my body don't move with the music or rythm. In the african-american culture which I am...
    CookieMonster62 CookieMonster62
    18-21, F
    Oct 20, 2013

    Same Dance Moves

    I've had the same dance moves since I was in Kindergarten. Sure my parents have signed me up for dance lessons, and I did pretty well, but I forgot all of those moves once I was done with it. I've never made an attempt to change the way I "dance". I like it. It makes my soul feel...
    AfetxXavier AfetxXavier
    18-21, F
    Jul 9, 2012

    I Really Can't Dance... It's Pathetic

    I have Social Anxiety Disorder to thank for that... I am way too shy to dance, plus when I try I look kind of like a spastic frightened puppy... it's really not a pretty sight. ~Jennie
    Jenniedvm Jenniedvm
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2008

    I've tried and tried

    and tried, I just cannot dance worth crap. I always ended up with at least 10 bruises in various places, and about six years ago, I just gave up, and accepted that I cannot dance.
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 17, 2015

    in Front of People...haha.....

    in front of people...haha...i can do whatever in front of my mirror in my room...the second i get in front of people, i'm like "whoa, no"...haha...ugh...=)
    thedreamisover thedreamisover
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2008

    Never Really Tried Therefore

    i pretty much don't know how i sorta just wish i was that one kid who can dance really great and everybody knows it but instead i'm not and i just don't know how...i think it's fun but i know it would be really fun if i actaully knew how..
    Loganberry Loganberry
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2007

    Who Ever Said Black People Have Rythem??

    who ever said that needs to get pushed off a bridge haha It's like i can dance but ONLY when its pitch dark cause i hate when people watch me dance.
    joycub joycub
    18-21, F
    May 1, 2012

    Dance Is An Art Form

    Dance is an expression of who you are what your feeling. That being said my dance moves say that i'm a 5 year old who had way too much sugar. I'm all over the place, no real rhythm, just an all around hot mess. maybe its because i grew up listening to music that really didnt...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 11, 2012

    Can't Dance Worth A Crap....

    On my 21st birthday my brother dragged me to a club and forced me out onto the dance floor. Where I stood awkwardly doing some stiff robotic looking swaying of the hips while holding my drink like a total loser. It was when a lesbian peered over her girlfriends shoulder and...
    explainit2me explainit2me
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 11, 2011

    I Think I Can

    So like most people, when I have a few drinks and my body moves to the music I think I can dance.But no that is just a false illusion, I really cannot dance at all, just the alcohol makes me feel sexy and makes me think I can.My mum should have taken me to dance lessons......lol
    HowMuchCanaKoalaBear HowMuchCanaKoalaBear
    41-45, F
    May 21, 2012

    Too Shy

    Whenever I used to go to dances I would totally clam up and be much too shy to dance. I don't even know how to dance since I have never tried. I am just always scared that people are judging me.
    brighteyed brighteyed
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Aug 14, 2007

    Slightly Self Conscience About Myself.

    I believe that since I don't have that great amount of self esteem, I don't dance to my full potential. In other words, I suck! I just don't sway with the music but I can head bop like the best of them!
    eastsidechick eastsidechick
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Sep 19, 2007

    Not One Bit

    I can't dance. I couldn't dance to save my life. If I slow dance, I will step on your feet so much I would probably break them; If I fast dance, I look like a total dork  I have no rhyme in my body with dancing whatsoever! And my balance sucks big time.
    Sweetheartxoxo Sweetheartxoxo
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 31, 2008

    Blue-footed Booby

    This male blue-footed booby is performing a courtship dance for his mate. That's exactly how I look when I dance.   When I was a little kid it seemed as though my family attended a big Italian wedding at least once a month. My aunts, cousins, & other women...
    zillaron zillaron
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2010

    I Can't Dance In Front Of Other People...

    A few years ago I had this subtle sexy way of dancing and sang Kareoke in a bar. I came up here to live with my mother and she laughed at me when I demonstrated. This is dumb, but she really got to me and now I don't dance or sing at all. I am not a fantastic singer but if I...
    TolstoiFan TolstoiFan
    41-45, F
    14 Responses Nov 2, 2011


    That's how I feel. Even by myself I'm still too self conscious to look like anything more than a frog in a blender.I guess I'm too tense. People keep saying just loosen up. Feel the rhythm. Can't do it. lolSo just throw on a slow song and lemme stand on your toes 'cos they're...
    BeteNoire BeteNoire
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 19, 2012

    I Can't Dance But I Do Anyway

    I'm so ungraceful I've been told I dance like a chicken, but when that rhythm gets into you, you just gotta move! I really don't care if I look funny dancing, I enjoy it and that's what it's all about.
    chovhani chovhani
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 21, 2007

    But I do it anyway. Even

    though it looks like I'm having a seizure
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    Feb 22, 2016

    Someone come teach me to dance!

    I'm so awkward and shy I'm just a wreck :( seriously lol I'll pay you haha
    ElsaTheFrozen ElsaTheFrozen
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Sep 3, 2015

    I make up for it by wearing a T-shirt

    that has an electronic light panel that flashes to the music. So I can be seen on the dance floor.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    1 Response Feb 22, 2016

    I cant dance but i like to dance

    so i dance by myself in my room hahaha just thought i would let you all know and please tell me im not the only one
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 18, 2014

    Dance like nobody is watching,

    because chances are, they're too busy looking at their phones anyway..
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses May 12, 2015

    today I danced. I cleaned my room

    and rocked out and had a dance off with my daughter.
    ZombieBaitMaiden ZombieBaitMaiden
    36-40, F
    Jul 26, 2015
    ChortlesOfDoom ChortlesOfDoom
    Apr 22, 2014

    But I love dancing like a crazy person

    when no ones looking. It's the best
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    Sep 11, 2015

    I have been in many productions

    for dance through auditioningbut because I stopped dancing after like 2 months of dancing at a young age I get very self-conscious that everyone is judging me. They have continued on dancing and have like 7+ years of dance experience and I get the feeling that I'm the worst...
    llovereadme llovereadme
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2014

    I know I look like a drunk person dancing

    but that doesn't stop me when I find a good reason to just get up and look so goofy that it makes everyone smile XD
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 14, 2015

    I Love Going to Nightclubs.

    But alas, I can't dance. I like all types of music and suck equally at dancing at all types. I was dancing/seizureing at a DJ Irene set and a foam party I went to. I want to learn how to dance salsa, merengue, and cumbia. It's gonna be pretty be tough with no rhythm.
    LauraLovesYou LauraLovesYou
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2007

    I feel like if I could get past my social

    anxiety barrier, I would be a great dancer. I feel the rhythm of music pretty well, but I'm so self-conscious of what I'm doing when I'm dancing that I just make a fool of myself. And this girl I like is a great dancer...disappointing. I think about being overweight and this...
    kchip11 kchip11
    22-25, M
    Apr 19, 2015

    I've Tried.

    I can do ballroom dancing, but in my opinion that's the easiest to learn the basics of... I took a jazz dancing class for a year and at the end was the only one who hadn't moved up. I just didn't have the coordination. And as far as boogying goes, I just look like a fool. Oh well...
    Christabel Christabel
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2007

    It probably ties in to my overall lack of

    musical ability. I have no sense of rhythm. Fortunately for me, lot's of people can't dance. It's actually more surprising to find out that a person can dance than to find out that they are clumsy and awkward when trying to. haha. My oldest daughter Kaya is the only one in my...
    lauren71 lauren71
    41-45, F
    Mar 30, 2015
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 4, 2016

    The only dance I know to do is the Carlton

    Dance. Lol. I use that with every song I know.
    PoopieNoodle PoopieNoodle
    18-21, F
    Jan 17, 2015

    'Free Spirit' Dancer

    I've always been very self conscious whenever I've tried to dance. I got drunk once and my friend told me I dance like a 'free spirit'!! It was so embarassng. I'd just like to dance like everyone else. I just don't feel like I know what to do at all especially when I feel like...
    sweetie06 sweetie06
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2007

    Not At All!!

    LOL!I cannot dance- I promise you! I used to try to dance sometimes when I was by myself, but it always ended up feeling/looking so awkward and clumsy. So I no longer dance. But it's ok!! I have many other talents and artistic outlets. And just because I can't dance, doesn't mean...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2012

    If it's to a slow ballad like my wedding song

    was, I can get by. But if there is any serious upbeat rhythm to the tune, forget it. I'm as stiff as a board and don't seem to have a clue. Hey, at least the ladies initially want to dance with me as I'm not bad looking.
    4k5dii 4k5dii
    46-50, M
    May 6, 2014

    Too Revealing

    If you lead, I can follow a waltz, though I'm hopeless at leading it myself; but when it comes to expressive dance, I freeze...We moved house on my twelfth birthday.  Soon after we had some family friends round and it was decided we should have a "disco" on the parquet floor...
    NikkiNorris NikkiNorris
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Apr 10, 2011

    And neither can my mother she just walked into

    the living room dancing (if you can call it that) I swear for a girl that plays rhythm guitar I can't dance......at all
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge
    18-21, F
    Aug 11, 2014

    I. Can't. Dance.

    I agree with the theory that dance and song are quite intrinsic human behaviours, and they have been with us before language itself matured. And yet, in this allegedly modern society of ours, these basic behaviours are lost to many of us. Singing and dancing get shunted into the...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Jun 9, 2007

    How The Rainbow?

    Cloudy day will always Nike Tennessee Titans Jersey make people feel upset, the lack of sun off the moisture, we do not suited to some, so the day even during the May Day holiday, but also did not let the ancient city to feel the number of decorated The festive atmosphere. But...
    xiaoxing000 xiaoxing000
    18-21, F
    May 3, 2012

    No Coordination

    I would love to be able to dance. I love to dance. But I look like some kind of weird robot. When I get drunk, though, I tear it up! And people say I don't look too bad dancing when I'm drunk, either.. I mean, not for a drunk person. I guess it loosens me up.
    mspac mspac
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2007

    I Can Rave :p

    I took dance classes when i was young, but i still really can't dance. I never know what to do with my body unless i'm told what to move where and when. The only type of dancing i can do is i can Rave like its nobody's business. Though all you have to do is do a side step to the...
    syntheticxtasy syntheticxtasy
    18-21, F
    Aug 18, 2007
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