does anyone else dance when they are alone?

United States
August 9, 2007 1:37pm CST
I posted this under "health" but it could be under music.. or life.. - Does anyone dance when they are all by their self? I love to dance when no one is around.. the doors are locked.. I can turn up the music and move and act as ridiculous as I want.. It's very freeing.. good for ya, and to me, it's very spiritual as when we're by our selves, we follow the next move that comes into our mind/spirit.. - I do worry that sometime we'll go out dancing, or be at a wedding, and I'll have some beers, and forget and dance like I do at home..! but at least I would make a fool of myself without falling on my face! - Dancing is the funnest exercise going (to my mind!:)
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@sunshinecup (7881)
9 Aug 07
Oh I love to dance when I am alone. It's is just like you said, freeing. I do dance with my girls as they are just as silly as I am. However I won't dance in public. I picture myself looking alot like Elaine from Seinfeld LOL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xi4O1yi6b0
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• United States
9 Aug 07
Yes, Elaine from Seifeld.. exactly! I don't often get the chance to dance in public (anytimes' a good time to dance; unless I haven't done it for a few weeks!) But when I do I seem to be able to keep it a low key version of at home..
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@patgalca (14557)
• Orangeville, Ontario
9 Aug 07
My kids love to dance and perform. They know all the words and dance moves to the movie High School Musical. Last time they watched it, I was on the computer in the same room and sort of watching it with them. They danced and sang through the final number. Then I sent them to bed. After they were gone I was dancing and singing the final number myself - without the DVD on! When I am in the kitchen preparing dinner I put the stereo on and I dance along with the music. Sometimes I make sure no one sees me, other times I don't care if the hubby and kids see me. The kids will join in or just laugh at me. I'm not a bad dancer they just think it's funny to see Mom let loose, so to speak. And I have no problems dancing in front of people at weddings and such. Especially with my husband because he is an excellent dancer. He has taken several lessons and was even a champion step dancer when he was a teenager.
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• United States
9 Aug 07
..that's cute! "high school musical" is a favorite of my granddaughter and I like a lot of the songs!:) We bought the music and have it online for her.. I just burned a copy of it for my grand niece's birthday.. - What you said about your husband's dancing, and seeing the two of you dancing in my mind's eye, made me get back up and dance! - Are you old enough to remember "the monkey" and "the jerk"? I've been known to intersperse my dancing with them sometimes. I think of it as a comic routine thrown in..
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• United States
9 Aug 07
are you kidding me? dancing is one of the best stress relievers there is. put on some good music, whatever it is that you like and dance, dance, dance. i love to dance when there is music playing. i used to be self conscious about it, but now i just don't care. it makes me feel good and i sure don't hurt anyone. heck, if someone is laughing at the way i dance, then that is making them happy too. and tha is a good thing. dance on, my friends!!
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• United States
22 Apr 08
Say! I never thought of it that way!
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
9 Aug 07
Rarely,I will occasionally start dancing; but, I usually SING. My family says I have a terrible voice and can't carry a "tune in a bucket"; so, I usually sing when no one else is around and it is also very uplifting and freeing.
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• United States
10 Aug 07
yeah, singing is great! I can sing with othersor with a song.. but not on my own!
@inked4life (4227)
• United States
9 Aug 07
I do it all the time. I don't even realize it's happening until someone catches me doing it. I always have music going in the house and a certain song will just set me off...it's usually the kids who catch me, a look of abject horror on their faces...I'm no Fred Astaire
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• United States
9 Aug 07
..yes, abject horror! that's the phrase for when I do it and my granddaughter's at home.. but then she smiles and does it too..
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@AmbiePam (49880)
• United States
9 Aug 07
OK, you caught me. I do dance (my sad version of dancing) on occasion. I don't ever actually dance in real life, but when a music video comes on, or a catchy commercial appears, I'll do my own little jog. And my dogs just stare. I think I might frighten them, LOL. But it is a good way to burn off some calories!
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• United States
9 Aug 07
..I danced for three hours with my mother at my brother's house this summer, the evening of my sister's wedding.. My sister in law and her sister, and my brother were dancing too.. My mom's 67 (i'm 52).. Course it wasn't all vigorous dancing! Not on my part anyway! Maybe mom's!
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
9 Aug 07
i used to all the time, but now that i am having knee issues, i havent done it in a long time...:-(
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• United States
9 Aug 07
..some days I move slower than other days..
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
9 Aug 07
Yes, I like to dance when no one is around. The dogs and cats look at me funny but at least they can't laugh. It is kind of an exercise, especially if you do it long enough.
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@venshida (4837)
• United States
9 Aug 07
Most of my dancing are done alone, I am nervous about dancing in public.
@xxgutsxx1 (201)
• United States
14 Apr 08
eeeerrrrrrrmmmm.....NO, thats boring lol
• United States
15 Apr 08
...really? that's funny.. that's my favorite time to dance.. like the saying "dance like no one is watching" - I'm quite expressive in my dancing, and I tone it down when dancing in public.. else folks would think I was somewhat ditzy..
• United States
19 Apr 08
=]
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
10 Aug 07
I love it and do alot myself but with garnd daughter and she trys to do the same thing and she is pretty goo at it being only almost 3 and she has her own way of dancing and does it all the time
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• United States
10 Aug 07
..that's so cute! Little ones are great!! :)
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
11 Aug 07
Yes they are!
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@myklj999 (16809)
19 Apr 08
That's the only time I dance. When I'm alone. All the shades drawn. The doors locked. Pets shut up in the garage (I don't want ANYONE laughing at me, and my cats do all the time.)
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• United States
22 Apr 08
Oh yes, the doors must be locked and also no danger of people watching in order to be truly inspired. And of course the dog and cat both look at me like "what's her problem?" then they ignore me, being resigned to my antics..
• United States
10 Aug 07
Dancing is basically my main form of exercise. With arthritis and Fibromyalgia I'm fairly limited on what I can do for exercise but I find my body takes dancing pretty well. I love it too, I've always been a dancer. So that works out well doesn't it? LOL
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• United States
11 Aug 07
.. yes, my mom who has rheumatoid arthritis likes to dance, and it agrees with her too.. She's 67 and we danced together for three hours this summer, the evening of my sister's wedding.. she's quite a trooper. - I'm glad dancing works for her.. and for you!!
• United States
10 Aug 07
I dance around alot, not when the house is empty. just when i feel like doing it. and i usually whip up a few air guitar moves to combine in with it.
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
10 Aug 07
You betcha! I turn on my satellite radio while getting ready for work each morning. I dance about and sing. The kids have usually left or are in their rooms getting ready. The cat sits in a spot in between my bedroom and bathroom...(I am dancing about between these two areas)..and looks at me with a look of ,"what the heck are you doing." I'm sure if he could, he'd laugh out loud!
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• United States
11 Aug 07
..yes, my cat is rather disdainful of my carryings on. Cats can have that withering/are they crazy, way of watching humans.. My cats eyes look at me with a cross between a dirty look and "just whaT is her problem!?" :)!
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
10 Aug 07
I love to watch dancing but not when I am on the dance floor. When I am alone, I too turn the volume up but I do not really dance. At times, I lost myself by shaking and jumping wildly. Yes, I don't go slow. It was supposed to be exercise. lol.
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• United States
11 Aug 07
...sounds like fun!:)
@andrejuly84 (1047)
• Romania
10 Aug 07
yeah,i use to dance when i am alone.cause then i can dance however i want without being shame somebody could see me.i feel more comfortable dancing alone than i dance when somebody is looking at me.i guess i'm pretty shy,don't you think?
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• United States
10 Aug 07
..yep.. but it seems like most of us are!
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
10 Aug 07
Yes, I do dance when I'm alone. It is fun and a great form of excercise. I do not dance in public. In public I get too shy..self-concious. But you are right...dancing alone is not only great for the body but the mind also!
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• United States
22 Apr 08
I don't mind dancing in public.. but do have to tone it down a bit! Otherwise when I notice people are looking at me like, wow, what a geek! Not that I dance poorly, just that I can get a bit carried away..
@ladybug565 (2217)
• United States
10 Aug 07
you know what, i used to do it alot, but I realized from reading this that I havent lately and I dont really know why. I think i will start again, it is great exercise and lots of fun. thanx!!!
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• United States
10 Aug 07
..hope you follow through! I have to remind myself too! I'm trying to make it a basic habit!:)
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
10 Aug 07
I do.I love to dance all by myself alone in my house with the doors locked.I feel free,and if i goof no one sees me.it is also very good exercise..I agree its a lot of fun to turn on the music and just let yourself dance.
• United States
10 Aug 07
Hi Slickcut! I always can use the exercise, as most things I do are sit down jobs.. or pulling weeds, which seems like it should keep muscles toned and burn lots of calories, but mostly it just makes my muscles stiff, so I walk a little bit like a frankenstein's monster for a minute!