#522 Dancing when you’re home alone

Get your groove on strong.

Yes, lock that door, shutter those blinds, and crank that bumping thumping music, baby. Because it’s time to get down with the get down:

• The Microphone. Wooden spoons are ideal but there are good substitutes like toothbrushes, combs, or even a bulky plastic hair dryer. Just don’t trip on the cord.

• The Crowd. It’s all about mirrors. Nod and let them nod right back at you. Watch them mouth the words and raise their fists with yours. What a beautiful audience.

• The Critics. There are none! This is the best part. Nobody says you’re singing out of key so just wail till you can’t wail no more. For bonus points get your voice so loud and dirty it scratches the back of your throat.

• The Wardrobe. You’ve got a few costume options including the classic ripped raggedy T-shirt and pair of faded sweats. There’s also underwear only, or even, well… you know. Relax, you look great. Time to rock out.

Yes, we’ve all been home alone and sometimes it’s fun to lose yourself in the moment.

After all, maybe you’re hanging with a heavy heart, burning with a hot temper, or just snowed in after a bad day. If there’s a black cloud hanging ugly over your head there’s no cheaper cure than having a solo dance party in the comfort of your place.

Some come on and turn it on, crank it up, and just shake it baby, shake it baby, shake it like that.


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95 thoughts on “#522 Dancing when you’re home alone

  1. Remember your pots and pans for drumming. Nothing better then banging on them as hard as you can to get any built up energy out! Just make sure you close your blinds- and if you forget, theres no shame in having fun! OWN IT!

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  3. I remember when I was a teen I was home alone so I went to my room and blasted the music got my brush mic and started dancing an singing.. But I also remember when my boyfriend walked in on me doing this that day… He was in the kitchen making me supper

  4. I have mini dance parties with my dog and I’m not afraid to admit it! He’s got super long legs so I grab those front paws, stand him up, and dance away!

  5. I do this almost everyday! Being alone at home, with nobody watching you is awesome, I can act crazy, scream, dance, be in any clothes… I have a special playlist with cheerful and loud songs that I can dance and sing while alone at home. But the best part comes after that. When you are very tired of dancing, laughing at yourself and singing, laying in bed and breathing slowly is so refreshing. I feel like I’ve burned a lot of calories and it actually makes me feel so much better. It’s like I’ve put all of my worries out, and suddenly I’m feeling very relaxed. This is definitely one of the most awesome things of the list!

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  8. I like dancing when home alone, as well. My rules include;
    1) WARDROBE – T shirt or polo, shorts – boxers preferred –
    bare feet or flip-flops, and sunglasses (to simulate a barefoot bop
    on the beach).

    2) At least one mirror, to see myself dancing. (If I’m too tired to dance,
    just tapping my foot is OK.)

    3) Preferred music is jazz or R&B, especially with a hot
    tenor saxophone part.

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