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Lets Dance... Or Not

Discussion in 'The Arts' started by JustGeorge, Jun 28, 2022.

  1. JustGeorge

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    I have two friends who love dancing. Any kind; formal, casual, spontaneous.

    I don't dance. At all.

    One accepts this, as she has all my other oddities. Its just part of who I am(or who I'm not). It irks the other to no end, as I often ruin her plans of ecstatic and joyful group expression by calmly sitting in the corner. But, no matter how irritated she gets with me, I don't dance.

    When my kids were young, one of the 'milestones' they check for is dancing. (Its something they do to see if your kid may possibly be autistic.) I always found it silly(only one out of three danced, and it wasn't the non-autistic one), that its assumed all people who hear a tune feel an urge to sway to it. All three kids did respond to music(oldest danced, middle one imitated the lead guitar, and youngest sings), but why the emphasis on dancing?

    When I hear a tune, one of two things happen. I either decide its awful and shut it off, or decide I like it and sing along, if I know the words(provided no one's listening). But at no point does any urge to move ever come.

    I can't be the only one. Does dancing feel uncomfortable for anyone else?
     
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  2. It Aint Necessarily So

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  3. Shadow Wolf

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    Only if you watch. And if you want to call it dancing. :cool:
     
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    I do like playing Dance Dance Revolution though, especially on the mid-difficultires to were I can get a little guidance for a next step and just add in dance like stuff for it. Something like this (though I am not nearly this good).
     
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    I love to dance; my feet don't..
     
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    Oh yes. In my experience most men, or a large proportion of them, don't like dancing very much. It's the girls that seem to love it.

    But so much depends on the music, I find. The music I personally feel the urge to dance to tends to be Baroque, rather than rock or pop. Baroque composers often wrote with strong rhythm and syncopation: this sort of thing, Händel's "Hornpipe" from one of his Concerti Grossi:



    It's quite hard not to find your body moving, at least a bit, to the joyful off-beat rhythm of something like this. I love it.
     
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  7. ChristineM

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    I would love to be able to dance, the Argentine tango is a love of mine, i can watch professional dancers with intense jealousy that i am unable to do what they can do.
    I have a slight spinal problem that is wonderful in every day life, i am often told how elegant i look, how i always hold myself so straight. It means however that when i try to dance i closely resemble a cross between a boom stick and a demented robot.
    So i am another one sitting in the corner, enjoying the music and deaming.
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    Me no like dancing.
     
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  10. Erebus

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    That really depends on two things:

    1. How drunk am I?
    2. Does what I do actually qualify as dancing?


    Basically, if I'm sober or just tipsy, I don't dance and would feel incredibly uncomfortable if I was made to. If I'm hammered then I'll make movements that may or may not bear some relation to the rhythm of a song.
     
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  11. Viker

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    Nope. I love shaking my ***. Vik enjoys getting her groove on. I don't care if it's the Tango or the barely dance of a mosh pit. I gotta move it, girl!
     
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    Singing is just dancing vocally. It still requires movement, rhythm and cadence.

    Dancing is only uncomfortable if I know/think others are judging me based on the quality of my dancing.
     
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    I love dancing. I was lucky enough to get a part in this pop video.

     
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    Brickjectivity Turned to Stone. Now I stretch daily.
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    One of these days I'll get a dance video. It'll be fun.
     
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    Yeah love the argie bargie. Went to a show recently featuring four dancers and a band playing the proper tango music. Fabulous.
     
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    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I agree.
     
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    You're weird. :D
     
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  20. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Wow.. wow... Wow.

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    Agreement...
     
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