Saturday was a day for letting loose. By that, I mean, rolling the shoulder back, rocking your head from side to side, and occasionally do a dip on the dance floor. Jumping and spinning also works. Closing your eyes and imagine the dance floor is your bedroom with no one around to judge you is usually how I like to let loose.
I’m a terrible dancer, I really am. But that’s how I have fun. I do some high kicks, back bends, and shimmy my way across the dance floor. I like going out with friends who are not embarrassed to do those things with me. Katie has always been my favorite nightclub dance partner. We do the robot, dance in slow motion to the fastest songs, and we have a good time. Lauren, my jumping partner for the Jump File Project was there too that night and it was like icing on the cake!
The music at both places we went to that night was terrible. Both RDV and Griffin, MeatPacking District clubs, cater to the young Jersey crowd on Saturday nights. You can only imagine. House music with the same 40 songs we hear everyday blare in from the speakers. Just terrible. We worked with what we had because we were actually too lazy to research a good dancing place before we went out. I figured since most places would be crowded anyway on a Saturday, why not go with where we know we could get in with no problem? Also, I don’t really do “nightclubs” anymore, I prefer more intimate settings, where one could talk without having to shout, and drink great cocktails. I still like to occasionally dance without having to talk to anyone, but I despise these types of clubs. Even with promoters, a great table, and free drinks all night it’s horrible. One my favorite places to dance now is Shrine up in Harlem. The music is fantastic, and the drinks are cheap. The venue is not “trendy” and don’t try to be “exclusive”. Next time, I’m staying in Harlem, or I’m hosting my very own party. That’s it!