It all began with my cousin’s wedding last month, with the highlight being the Sangeet ceremony.
While my aunties and uncles ‘danced like there is no tomorrow’, I escaped it somehow. However, my evil cousins caught my sight and pulled me in; I remember a beat-pumping Punjabi wedding song being played in the background.
Soon, out of nowhere, I got the nerve of it and BAM! I remember doing a mix of breakdance, head banging, Bollywood dance that grabbed the attention everyone around.
So, anyone who hasn’t danced in public yet, has surely missed out on the random craziness. Here are some helpful pointers, with the help of which you can build up the confidence and dance in public without embarrassing yourself-
1. Lock yourself up. Opt for a spacious room in your house and seal yourself so that you can dance comfortably, without paying attention to who is watching you. Clean up everything that would come in your way while you are dancing.
2. Take the mirror’s help. Dance in front of a mirror, as it will help you watch your own moves and improvise wherever necessary. It will also aid in experimentation and let you devise new steps, and which ones to work upon.
3. Feel happy and self-conscious while dancing. Some people refrain from dancing, as they fear being judged. It is advisable that you deal with it and try to be as much happy and joyous while you are dancing.
4. Move out in public. After practice room sessions, try dancing with your siblings, cousins, and other family members to build up confidence.
5. Know when to stop. Dancing is addictive. Nevertheless, you do need to know when to stop, or you would lose the charm of it. When everybody around you is done with their dancing, try to finish off your steps sooner.
Dancing in public takes a lot of courage, but the outcome is immense amount of fun and frolic. Do try it the next time!