William Purkey once said, “You’ve gotta dance like nobody’s watching.” But that’s a waste of perfectly good dancing! In order to live like the free spirit you truly are, you have to have witnesses. Here’s how to make sure someone is there to catch you in the act of being footloose and fancy-free!
Pick a place that has the potential for human contact within a one-mile radius. Someone needs to be able to walk in on you, so increase your chances by being in a semi-public space. You should never dance like nobody is watching in remote rural areas without Wi-Fi. Not only is there a total lack of eyeballs, but how would anyone Instagram your spontaneous moment with no cell service?
Let loose in a room with mirrors! This will maximize your visibility to all peripheral areas of a room, and give you a secret advantage to see who might be watching and thinking you are authentically dancing as if they weren’t there. You’ll look like someone who doesn’t care while checking to see who cares that you don’t care if they care or not. Easy!
Make sure you know the song inside and out. When you feel that free-spirited urge coming on, verify that the song was recorded before the year 2011, and than you and other people can easily identify the song. These conditions are crucial. The age-old tradition of dancing like nobody is watching hinges on a shared nostalgia, and this is the perfect opportunity for a stranger to join in on your perfectly choreographed lip sync to “Don’t You Want Me” by the Human League.
Some other classic options subtly imply that you are fun-loving, freespirited or just looking for love, such as “Untouched” by the Veronicas, “Jitterbug” by Wham, or the late Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).” Blasting the right song at the right time is a surefire way to draw the right kind of audience for the right kind of attention!
So, what are you waiting for? With these helpful guidelines, you can be sure to catch someone’s eye whenever you need to cut loose and D.A.N.C.E.!!!