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You think you can dance??

April 13, 2009

First things first, this post is not related to the popular TV show So you think you can dance. I have seen a few episodes of this show and I liked them very much. I even like watching Nach baliye (I saw the 1st and 2nd series and loved it. Though lost interest in the later series. There was a 4th series which was over a month ago I guess). Rajeswari&Varun and Tina&Hussain were my favorite dancing pairs then.

Coming back to the topic, as long as it is concerned with watching dance programs/seeing people dance, I am perfectly O.K, but if anyone asks me to dance then arises the problem. I cannot dance. Period.
Ever heard of the phrase ‘when it comes to dancing, i am born with two left legs’? It aptly suits me. I enjoy seeing people dance but when it comes to me, I cannot. The 1st instance when I was forced to dance was when I was in my 1st year of graduation. The seniors gave us a freshers party and all of us were suppose to dance there. I told a number of times that I couldn’t but no one played heed to my excuses. I somehow managed to twist my legs and hands and somehow got out of that situation. Come second year, as I was a senior, no one could force me this time and I happily sat back and watched my friends dance. 3rd year and 4th year, my friends took the responsibility of making me dance and requested to dance. After a lot of requests and orders, I would go on to the dance floor but couldn’t dance 😦 would stand there and give company to friends who enjoy dancing.

Once i am out of college, one reason why i was very happy was that i wouldn’t have to dance again and even if i do, my friends wouldn’t be there who would force me to dance. But then all that happiness vanished with the first office party. Few times, colleagues will ask to dance and few other unlucky times boss would order to dance. One way i found out was, to go to the dance floor, stand for a while and then when no one is noticing, come back and sit in a corner.

Though it’s very easy to dance( By easy I mean not the professional dance, but just the normal dance where people enjoy by moving the hands and legs in some or the other manner) I couldn’t and can’t do it. I feel very strange when dancing(attempting to dance). with no offense to those who are dancing, moving your feet and hands like this and like that and all sounds mm.. weird to me. I like the music being played and i like to see people dancing to those tunes, but then when it comes to me, i simply cannot dance. As they say ‘pappu can’t dance’, i become the pappu.

I wonder whether I am the only one like this? or there are at least a few who do not dance. I hope there are at least a few more pappus like me and face similar situations.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Santhosh permalink
    April 13, 2009 7:31 PM

    If you are a music lover and enjoy the tune…. you just sway your body to the rythm of the tune…. your hands and legs move by themselves…. so that’s how i started dancing atleast 🙂 …… though fast numbers are exhausting, they are even more enjoyable…. so next time… keep shaking you leg and moving your hands and try to match them to the rythm of the tune…. dats how u can innovate on dancing 😛 …. I got better and better every yearat the parties that way 🙂

    P.S: I am a novice dancer.

  2. bunny permalink
    April 13, 2009 10:55 PM

    rads haan this reminds me of our farewell parties :D…hum dono ek corner mai :P….but frst year mai tho rock on rads!!

  3. Mystery permalink
    April 14, 2009 3:13 PM

    Ya i know!!!
    you told this to me a number of times, but i couldn’t master it as well as you have done it 😀

    2nd year was fun! we both sat and watched people dance. But then from 3rd year you also started dancing. 😦

  4. hitchwriter permalink
    April 14, 2009 6:02 PM

    Well that song Pappu Can’t Dance Sala was written for me… and no one else…

    I might die… but nothing in my body can move in a rhythm !! 😦

  5. Mystery permalink
    April 14, 2009 6:29 PM

    Lol!! So i am not the only one who has these dancing problems 🙂

  6. Smita permalink
    April 14, 2009 11:23 PM

    Oh there are quite a many like you 🙂 we can not be a pro in everything, right??

    Vaise I too love watching these dance shows and I love dancing…I used to dance in front of mirror and nobody knew about it. It was very later (post I joined college) that ppl knew that I can dance 😉

    May be one day I’ll write about 🙂

    Sweet post…

  7. Mystery permalink
    April 15, 2009 11:39 AM

    ya smita you are right, we can not be a pro in everything 🙂
    will wait for your post on your dancing skills 🙂

  8. vishnu permalink
    April 19, 2009 2:49 PM

    hey did u never observe me in other corner in those parties? 😛

    well.. i too love enjoying tat music.. but dance.. no way!!! at the max my hands may move.. tat too when i sit some where.. on dance floor.. no way.. 😉

    infact there are lot like us.. 🙂

    ya vishnu you were like me and gave me company by not dancing from 2nd through 4th year
    But now no company in office 😦

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