Whether you’re a first-time festival goer or a seasoned veteran, there are a plethora of dance moves that you can choose to vibe out with at your next electronic dance music festival. To help to get you started, or to help you to beef up your current dance-move roster, we’re here with 16 glorified dances that will help you feel the music from beginning to end. To help to get you started, or to help you to beef up your current dance-move roster, we’re here with 16 glorified dances that will help you feel the music from beginning to end. Try out your moves by tuning in LDP Radio every weekend for the best electronic dance music mixes.
This one isn’t so much about self-control. When the music hits you, sometimes you just can’t help it. Did you hear that drop?! Let the energetic beat takeover and dance your excitement out.
15. Dance Walk
This is somewhat of an involuntary dance. When you’re walking to the restroom or the snack tent, and you’re just boppin’ along, shuffling in strides, you’re dance walking. And you didn’t even know it.
14. Pump It
This one is for everyone as the dance move itself has stood the test of time. (Okay, so it’s stuck around since the 80’s). Either way, raise your arms up and let me see you work. Pump it.
13. Jump Around
You don’t need any dance skills for this one considering there are no, well, dance moves involved. Just feel the rhythm and jump. Jump left to right, right to left, front to back, or in a circle. JUMP!
First the “T-Step”, then some arm movements, and now the “Running Man,” shuffling has an evolving style adjusted to each dancer’s unique style. As a newb, we suggest you try a YouTube tutorial before breaking out these dance moves.
11. Point and Pop
You see it? Go ahead and point at it. Catch that build up? Point to the sky? Hear the drop? Point it down! DJ played your jam? Point to him and let out your gracious recognition. You’re here and you’re directing the show.
10. Neck Bob
The head bob is a safe dance move for almost any genre. Whether it’s a progressive drop or a trap banger, just go ahead and bob your head to the beat. You can do no wrong here.
This one doesn’t so much focus on the music as it does on a potential hookup. There’s not rules on this one either. You’ve spotted a hottie on the dance floor and now it’s time to reel them in — with whatever moves you got.
9. Rave Master
Few have mastered these moves, and glovers have the advantage. We’re talking the glovers, the hoopers, and the orbiters here. Grab yourself a light-up prop and get moving because mastering the flow and technique of the Rave Master takes time, practice, and experience.
In the sense of dance moves, this is a beginner move. In the sense of avoiding sweaty crowds, this is an expert move. For some, festivals are more for the music and less for the dancing sweat pits. And that’s okay. Don’t be afraid to stagnantly stand back and enjoy the show.
7. Hair Swing
You spent hours on hair and makeup for this festival, and now it’s time to ruin it with some convulsing dance moves. Toss your cares to the wind and swirl your head to the beat, because this is life and we’re all living free.
6. Casino Lineup
Whether it’s the “pull the slot machine” or the “roll the dice,” the Casino Lineup provides you with a plethora of moves. Choose wisely and don’t forget to change it up.
5. Fist Pump
Move over, Jersey Shore. We’re electronic music fans and we’re here to party. Just throw your arm in the air, ball that fist, and get pumping to the beat.
This one’s a fun one for all our imaginative minds in the crowd. Sing the lyrics, pound those drums. Whatever you do, do it like the crowd is watching. After all, this is *your* performance.
3. Sheer Seduction
This is for the ones who really “feel” the music. Throw your arms out, shut your mind off, and do whatever is your body says to do. Throw in some spirit fingers or jazz hands for an extra dramatic effect.
2. Too Cool For This
This one takes almost no effort at all, ironically. All you have to do is stop moving, stop watching, stop listening, take out your phone, and look at it. Just do us a favor and move out of our way before attempting this move.
Sh-sh-shake it. Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last year, you probably know what twerking is. If you’re a festival, it’s the best time to give it a try. Go ahead. Bend over and show us what you’re working with.