Cherished Moments on the Dance Floor: Introduction to Series

June 13, 2013

Every time you turn around, there’s a social event where either you or someone you know is expected to dance. If it’s not a wedding, then it’s an anniversary party, a quinceañera, a bar mitzvah, you name it. Yes, there may be heartfelt speeches and special toasts for the occasion. But the moment that most of us have been waiting for is for someone to finally…HIT THE DANCE FLOOR!

For that reason alone, it might be a good idea to put some thought into what you’re gonna do beforehand.

Napoleon Dynamite (© 2004 Twentieth Century Fox)

Napoleon Dynamite (© 2004 Twentieth Century Fox)

This is especially true if you’re the person about to take over the stage as the guest of honor.

Words of Wisdom

Here’s some good dance advice from Joe Donatelli of Salon, Slate and The Humor Columnist. Joe offers 5 helpful hints which you’ll find: here. Read them all, but pay close attention to #3 of his list suggestions:

  • “For maximum fun, ask somebody to dance with you. Let them do all of the fancy footwork while you yell things like, “Aw, snap!” and “Yeah-yeah!” and “Oh, no, you didn’t!” while you raise the roof. Your goal here is to be associated with good dancing so that other revelers later say, “You guys were tearing it up out there.” To which you can respond, “Yeah, we were. Both of us were tearing it up. As a duo. Equally.”


Here’s another one, and don’t let this title fool you because it works for women too!


Heres a differing view from Geoff Short of Jerry Bruno Productions. Note: While it’s true that you don’t have to actually choreograph the dance, we still recommend that you put a little thought into it. (see above)


For fans of Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt:


While it’s good to be somewhat prepared for the occasion…

Some folks take it to an entirely new level

Stay tuned for Part 2 of this series.


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