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    I Went To School Dances

    I was always too shy to dance with my friends, but I liked grinding. Not the actual grinding, but just because it's easy. My ex-boyfriend would always tell me, "You are SUCH a good dancer," and I'm just thinking, "Wow basically, I'm an excellent ****." Ahhhh high school memories...
    xxLizRockszz xxLizRockszz 18-21, F May 5, 2011

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    Awkward.

    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

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    Honestly..

    I can't dance a bit. I don't like it either, the only thing I can do is tripping over my own feet, very elegant.I'm so clumsy, lol. If I could dance, I'd love to do it, but now I'm just making a fool out of myself.
    IthinksoIam IthinksoIam 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    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 16-18, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 2007

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    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 26-30 1 Response Feb 18

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    I Do Everything Too Quickly, And In The Opposite Way...

    or too slowly (one step behind other people.) It sucks, even though I love music. Instead, I pogo and move myself from left to right. Teenagers and people around my age mock me sometimes. At least, I do something and let the music move me... and that's all that matters. I love...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 27, 2010

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    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

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    Too Much Distance

    My theory is that i can't dance because i have long legs which makes leg co-ordination very difficult.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 10, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    Wedding Party

    I was asked by an acquaintance to be in his wedding party.I don’t know him well, but well enough.  I probably was not his first choice, but being married abroad, he needed bodies to keep up with his fiancée’s selections.I have been a groomsman many times and don’t mind...
    BillyBeach BillyBeach 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 28, 2011

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    '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 21-25, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2007

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    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

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    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 13-15, F Oct 20, 2013

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    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 16-18, F Aug 18, 2007

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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2012

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    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 15 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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    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 16-17, F Jul 9, 2012

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    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 16-17, F Aug 11

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    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

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    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

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    ChortlesOfDoom ChortlesOfDoom 13-15, F Apr 22

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    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 21-25, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2007

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    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 2 days ago

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    Im Black And Cant Dance!!!!!!!! Lol

    Soo im a black,18 yr old female, to be honest i shouldnt even have time to write this because im supposed to be busy partying at clubs and campus parties, but alas, im so akward at parties and other events. I get asked to go out all the time but decline in fear of looking like a...
    rikachica rikachica 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    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

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    WHY?

    I am THE DANCE. Follow me. And you'll learn lol
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 1 Response Jul 14, 2009

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    Homecoming.

    I knew I couldn't dance but I went to my homecoming anyway. I ended up "dancing" with all my friends. It was the greatest night ever. I don't care that I can't dance, cause I have fun with it.   Sometimes I like to dance like a fourty year old white guy!
    wewantcowbell wewantcowbell 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2007

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    Humiliation

    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 26-30 Jun 29, 2013

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    I Don't Know Which Is Worse... Singing Or Dancing...

    I'm the stereotypical white girl who can't dance. It's a cultural thing, it has nothing to do with race. Get that idea out of your head. I will also randomly be using "we" in reference to myself and most likely many others. "We" is not every white girl in the south or the...
    Elistariel Elistariel 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 18-21, M 6 Responses Jul 14

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    No Rhythm In My Bones

    I just can't dance because I am stiff and have no rhythm.  I love music, I get the beat, I love to sing along and tap my toes.  But I just can't move!  I can't even two-step or line dance. I took a couple of classes and of course have tried at bars, but I...
    soonermom soonermom 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2008

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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses May 11, 2011

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    Just Too Nervous

    I met my fiance through dance, I threw a house party when my mom wasn't home and we had the lights off and the radio pretty loud. We were in a train and he was behind me. I don't consider grinding a real dance but many do. This is how we started dating but ever since then I...
    XioBlue XioBlue 22-25, F Feb 1, 2011

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    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 13-15, M Oct 17

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    Miss Rhythm-less Nation Lol!

    I don't know who said all black people can dance but that's definately not true! lol I do have rhythm but i just feel so uptight when i'm dancing. i try to relax cause it's supposed to be fun but i just can't i'm worried about who's looking and how i look trying my new moves lol...
    songwriter82 songwriter82 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2009

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    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

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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

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    Can't Be a Triple Threat

    I'm a Musical Theatre student... I want to be a musical theatre actress... but I can't dance.  And if you can't dance, you can't be a triple threat... which means there's someone out there who is way more talented than you are, so why would the director waste their time with...
    Chanteuse1984 Chanteuse1984 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2007

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    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

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    I Wish

    I'm also too shy. Believe it or not, I don't actually like to dance, I prefer singing a lot more. 
    HaleyBloodRedRose1995 HaleyBloodRedRose1995 18-21, F Apr 10, 2011

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    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 26-30 Jul 11, 2012

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    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 19-21, F 1 Response Jul 26, 2007

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    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

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