Why Is Dancing So Stupid?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Meat, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    I have to dance in a few short weeks. I think it’s really stupid and I’m not alone. I think this is something that should just go away. What do you say?

  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I always considered Dancing, the first step in ForPlay....
  3. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    Yes. So skipping it gets you to the Promised Land sooner. :D
  4. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I think ballroom dancing it should be taught in grade school, starting in Kindergarten. I don't know how to dance and always thought to take lessons but I think there is more to it than simply body movements on a dance floor. A lot more to it. It teaches correct conduct within a society, discipline, social acceptance, it's an art, etc..... I'm short of time now but...I believe there is a lot more to it.
    However, getting up and wiggling to a beat isn't what I consider true dancing. It's more of a caveman stomp.

    Perhaps you should specify exactly what you mean by 'I have to dance.'
  5. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Then you need these:
    and this:
  6. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    BTW this particular dance is with my daughter at her wedding. Neither of us wants to do it because it’s so stupid. It’s expected by everyone else. I’m going to block out everything and pretend I’m out in the wilderness. Lol.
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  7. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    I took ball room dancing for about 2 months it's a little different from judo
  8. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Some traditions should be broken, if neither party wants to do it. BUT........ She's your little girl, and will always remember this day! Cowboy up and dance your heart out! :cool:
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  9. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    You and your daughter can learn a simple box step in a few minutes, then practice until it's smooth. Everybody will be happy and this will be a good memory for both of you to look back on. Grandkids will appreciate the photos/video as well.
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  10. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    It was, starting and ending in 6th grade. Then it was made available in 7th and 8th, but it was an after school activity. Some 'rents, including mine, sorta "encouraged" most of us to go.
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  11. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    you are making this too hard

    all you have to do is stand there and shuffle in rhythm to the music

    Cowboy up buttercup!
  12. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator

    Stop being such a bah humbug. [smsh] It is a precious moment between the two of you. Block everything out making this just you and your little girl. No longer are you the main man in her life. You will always be her Dad but it is the symbolic gesture of this being the last time you hold her before giving her to another. You will be creating a memory that you both will cherish.
  13. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Synchronizing your movements with some one else takes cooperation and doing your part, they doing theirs .
    Cerography makes things work especially if you intend to work together on something.
    It depends to on how deeply committed you are to that person or the task at hand .
    I was not raised to dance but I wish I had . something we miss in society older cultures knew and needed as a group, it bonded them together, especially if they knew the meaning of the dance . .
    Modern society is so self centered so self absorbed we don't maintain any rhyme or reason for the things we do except self serving.
    Some folk misinterpreted dancing as a sexual event ,which can be what you intend ,but from it's roots intended as story telling, much like the Hawaiian hula.
    Some I know dance as a form of relaxation and release doing it both in public and private ,and of course some to show off. How one dances says something about them ,and experience will reveal due to one's own skills how skilled the exhibitionist does. If you don't know how to dance ,take a lesson from the movie Hitch"
  14. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Watch ol John here

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  15. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++


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  16. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Here is the 'Dad' Dance
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  17. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    I’d rather be kicked in the nads.
  18. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator

    :rolleyes: good grief.... In our family we sing and car dance.


    Maybe you should try car dancing and find your groove.
  19. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Oh thats cool, Learn how to jitterbug!!!
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  20. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    My groove became the grand canyon of klutz years ago. Me sits still while the others gyrate out of rythm.
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