From the altfriday5:1. How often do you dance in public?
Not often enough. Used to do ceili every week, haven't been doing it lately. Haven't been going out ballroom dancing much lately either. Don't get many chances to go clubbing--it's tough to do properly without a car, and I don't seem to have any good friends with cars who care for that sort of thing. Truth be told, I've been less inclined to go out for any sort of dancing lately because I'm no longer getting what I want out of it socially, and for some reason I'm not finding it as easy as I used to to just enjoy it without caring about the social aspects. *sigh*2. Are you selective about the circumstances (music, gotta have a few drinks, club), or will you dance to anything, anywhere, anytime?
I'm self-conscious about dancing if no one else is, but other than that I'll dance to just about anything I can figure out a way to dance to. It's hard to get me to not
dance if the right music comes up.3. Name some music (genres, artists, songs) that would be guaranteed to get you on the floor.
Lively Celtic music'll almost always get me on the dance floor even when there isn't one. When it comes to club-type dancing, though, getting me on the floor and getting me to seriously dance
are slightly different matters. I love new wave, for example, but half my energy always goes into singing along with it and my dancing suffers proportionately. Loud techno and industrial, on the other hand, are better at bypassing my verbal centers and hitting me directly in the limbic system--in other words, more likely to send me into the light trance state that's theoretically my goal when dancing my ass off, but which I rarely manage to achieve.4. Name some music (genres, artists, songs) that would have your ass super-glued to your chair.
Anything too slow to waltz to, I guess. A few years ago I would've said that I'd never figured out how to dance to reggae, but now it occurs to me that I could probably hornpipe to it. (Why, no, I have almost no qualms about doing dances that don't match the venue.)5. Fill in the blank: In general, dancing makes me feel __________ . (e.g. scared, happy, free, awkward, etc.) Why?
Exhilarated--but these days that's all too quickly followed by Tired. I think the "why" of both is pretty self-explanatory.