how do u rave dance? : LUSENET : North Carolina Raves : One Thread

hi! my name is jamie i live in winnepeg and i go to this roller rink called wheelies. theres a dance floor there and theres these two girls that always go there and dance they dont even skate. but they rave dance and it looks cool so i tried it and i looked so stupit because i wasnt doing it right so looked at all these web sites but it didnt shwo so i tried this i hope it works!well if u have any answers my e-mail is

-- Anonymous, February 04, 2001


Hey now, don't get discouraged. It takes practice, Its not about other people watching you. Rave dancing is the interpretation of how the music feel to you. thats why everyone dances different. So keep the peace, love and rave on. You might wanna get some glowsticks and some ecstacy, It helps...... Keep it live Soulslinga

-- Anonymous, February 14, 2001

Fuck the glo stix fuck the x(I like em to but you dont need em!) Just dance! Make the music move yoU!

-- Anonymous, February 14, 2001

I have been dancing for about 3 years now and i have changed the way i dance about 50 times. One thing you have to remember is that if your around the right people they wont care how you dance its the fack that your out there. the best advice i can give you is to listen to the music. DRUG ARE NOT THE KEY. They help when your first starting out but i dont suggest getting suck doing them. I got to every party sober and i have been for the last year and a half. If you have to get some music go to your room alone and dance. learn to fell the music and your body will take over. One more thing glow sticks arent important. wait untill you start good other wise you will look like a poser. peace out and dance on. i hope what we have told you will help.

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2001's all about creativity and what you think. If you think your dancing is bad, it will be. If you think you are doing great, then guess are! The most important thing is to HAVE FUN! Peace!

-- Anonymous, May 29, 2001


-- Anonymous, June 08, 2001

hey, I'm live in new york city. i've seen alot of everything. First you don't need drugs. You do on the other hand need glow sticks. its a must. It takes practice learning how to rave. I know kids who have been trying to learn for two years now and still cant get it. Just keep going and one day something in you will click and you'll know right then and there that you can finally rave. Once you have the basics go for specality tricks and a signature move.


-- Anonymous, June 15, 2001

You don't need glow sticks to dance @ a rave unless you are glowstick dancing. So they are not necessity! :o) Just go to a rave and let the music take over... and keep movin' those feet!

-- Anonymous, July 04, 2001

Dont worry about how your dancing!!! let the music move you!!! just dont think about it!!!


-- Anonymous, July 08, 2001

hey i dont know what all this talk about "rave dancing" is because there is no such thing. A "rave" if you must say thatword which personally i think sucks because i hate all the trendy clubbers and stupid ass kids knowing aboutit and thinking its one big drug party. Anyway anybody can dance all you have to do is start off moving your body to the beat then your arms then your legs and get some kind of flowing motion going and most importantly HAVE FUN! PLUR

-- Anonymous, July 10, 2001

i have been going to raves for about 3 years. at first, i was always too afraid to dance because i thought that i'd look stupid. but i did always feel and love the music. so one time i just got up and started dancing, and then i realized that nobody was looking at me weird or talking about me. so i kept on doing it. wnen the party was over, i danced all the way out the door! then all the way to my car! it was the best feeling. like being set free. now when i go to raves, i dance all night. only now i love jungle and need to learn to dance to that...i'm sure i'll figure it out!! my tip is to find a place where nobody will see you and just practice by yourself. it is also a good idea to do it in front of a miror so that u can see what u look like!! PLURR----remember the x-tra R 4 responsibility!!! very important!!

-- Anonymous, July 15, 2001

This isn't a question.... Wut r sum good rave songs wit like not a crazy type of mood??? and its tru, let the music take over your body.... it the music is slow, move slow, if its fast try and move as fast as your body can move but to the beet.... peace out

-- Anonymous, July 23, 2001

sup ravers, ived been raving about 4 years now, and the only thing i can advice you if you want to learn is to love the music, and be the music, listen to the rave music and feel the beats and let your body dance the way it feels about the music with love, and remember what youved learn and go to raves, because the more you go to raves the more you learn. p.l.u.r (good-luck).

-- Anonymous, July 23, 2001

I had no clue as to how to dance when i first got introduced to the scene. The best way to learn is watch people dance. Take there styles and techniches learn them practice them and add your own variatons to be orional. Another way would be to become friends with some one who knows how to dance and use glow sticks, you can never practice to much. Alot of the time some of the best dancers are people who break (break dance).

-- Anonymous, July 24, 2001

Did u feel stupid when you first fell over rollerskating? Did you give up? You just have to have a go. Learn. Practice. Ask the girls to show you a couple of moves. Seriously!

-- Anonymous, July 30, 2001

you don't need drugs, you don't need glow sticks they're not a must, raving is a religeon, a culture, we're not trendy clubbers, we're not asshole jerks, we love the music and the way it makes us feel and raving is expressing that. keep practicing, keep raving. whut makes you a raver is not if you do drugs, not if you use glowsticks, if you love the music and move your body to the music, not 'cause it looks cool, but because the music takes you over and puts you in trance. if you think it's a big drug party you don't belong at raves, i've done e but raving is still whut makes it great, not the other way around. PLUR

-- Anonymous, August 13, 2001

Hello ppl I'm from Manchester UK, I got into raving here in England about 2 years ago in what cI regards as the best night club in the world ever..'Gatecrasher'

I dont know how you lot dance there in the states and canada but the dancing style here amongst the people who can do it is 'cyber dancing' that is its technical name. Its totally amazing watching the 'Crasher Kidz' dance the way that they do. When done properly its amazing to watch.

The dancing and the way that we dress is different to anywhere else that I have seen. Visit and check out the piccies there to give you lot a taste.

I guess its a cross between rave dancing with some elements taken from other dance regimes.


-- Anonymous, August 25, 2001

Let the music move you, don't move to the music.

-- Anonymous, August 27, 2001

Yo All- Raving is danceing to what your heart says, not what people say. Let the music join your spirit, join your heart, relax your mind, and take over you soul. Connect with it and you'll feel what raving is all about. It's an experience, a religion. Drugs will block the connection. They are not the answer. And although I believe glow stix are awesome, (i love thoes kind o' things cuz i have a black light in my room) they are not a way to rave. That's a fake of you. Your body and soul is what is going to connect, not some pathetic glow stix. Peace, hope this help. Dance your heart out. FAL. Visit my site-

-- Anonymous, September 03, 2001

I used to skate at rinks as well, when they hired a new DJ who played progressive and trance I got really into the music, I started hitting parties (raves if you will) and finding that my tastes were getting harder and harder, you experience with ex at first and find that it doesn't do much for you, its the music that pulls you. You feel the NEED for the kick, I started to spin and got way into it and been partying ever since, I never really had any dance techs so I made stuff up, I listened to the music and let my body move on its own, I close my eyes and experience my own world that the music creates for me. PLUR babe, you'll find it. If and when you do, try incorporating some nutron lights, they are bright and attract alot of attention from the etards, your movement and dancing will be something special and it will make you want to make something even better. If you want to learn more try looking up Tranceformers, I'm not sure if they are located all over the nation but they are here in Cali and they are f'ing sick.

-- Anonymous, September 05, 2001

hel nigga take the x, whoever say drug is bad fuk u too x is the best shiet take sum and then trust me the move will come to u

later man

-- Anonymous, September 21, 2001

if you are wanting to dance find a curtain dance to start with ex:) breaking, liquiding, glowsticking whatever. If it is breakdancing I sugust going to it has about 130 different moves, how to do them and video clips to help you, if glowsticking you just move the glowsticks to the movement and learn tricks as you feel comfertable doing them, and liquiding just start off doing waves with your hands, but keep your fingers together pretend you have a ball your moving around in your hands, dont let the ball fall and if you screw up it is so easy to make it seem as if you meant to do it, act like it feel, pick it up and throw it into the air and catch it and start doin waves and shit all over again, I dont sugest doin ecstasy or special K, if anything just smoke pot its takin a step for the best for legalization i'm not sure if this will help anyone but hopefully it will Good luck


-- Anonymous, September 24, 2001

you can only rave if you do drugs that is the raver LAW.

-- Anonymous, September 28, 2001

im jus startin ta try dis shit out myself so ur not da only 1 man

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2001

I just started going to raves in Kansas City MO & Let me tell you I was astonished by the dancers on the floor.. so amazed that my first rave all I did was sit and watch.. finnally after dropping some X I couldn't help but jump onto the dance floor and let the beats take over... you forget anyone is even with you your just into the music.. its all about the music.. X isnt for everyone I respect those who dont roll but as for myself and my crew we roll & its great... just feel the music & move... watch the others and try to immitate thier moves to practice... grab some eye candy & flow baby flow!!!

-- Anonymous, October 25, 2001

Hey ive been in the party scene for more then a year. At 1st i didnt know what was going on until i went to more parties. Dont get mad or dotn think your stupid standing there becasue i and most people that party where in your spot. If you want to learn how to dance just watch other people and there style. Arounf where i live Upstate NY people tend to up Rock thats a break dancing style before you hit the floor. U should work on that moving your feet fast but with the music. U must feel the music and like the music to be in this type of state of trance . When your in it it hard to get out Drug thing u dont need it . I always say " Raves/partys are not all about the drugs but somtime you have to roll with it ". Aight so just watch others and listen to alot of type music find the one you like and dance like crazy to it . Then work on other moves for other type of music. The easy one to work on 1st for me is trance then work your way up to be Happy Hardcore !!!!!!! :)

PLUR spoon full of sugar works bestzz!

-- Anonymous, October 26, 2001

ha, its up 2 u if u take the little disco biscuits, personally if u meet me handing out tea bags it's due to sum thing in the water. i think its all about being a bit silly and for gettin all about ur problems, just dance as mad as the music is, it's all about not bothering about wot people think 'cos they could'nt give a toss. try to be random, and dont repeat to much. i think the way u dress has a lot 2 do with the way u dance, if u dress all "CYBER" (utter madness!) it gets u in2 the spirit of things all HARDER, FASTER, & more importantly BOUNCIER. I JUST ACT DAFT, AND BODY GURN QUITE A BIT, that goes down quite well with the shenanigans. However, there are slight differences in dancing with different club nights like the mighty GATECRASHER & the bonkers SUNDISSENTIAL, LUCKLY i live in SHEFFIELD UK, which is the home to GATECRASHER, INSOMNIACZ (afterhours club night) and BED (more concerned with the RAUKOUS night) down the motorway 2 Derby is PROGRESS (a favourite) and up other end of motorway is SUNDISSENTIAL, really u need to be here to experience the mass madness first hand,it really is spectacular and can be considerd as art. the whole TRANCE, HARDHOUSE, CYBER has, thankfully, just about taken over the countries dancefloors. if u feel the need to take 'E' its up to u, but after giving out my tea bags and sharing a cabbage i find nothin better than to talk shit to the nearest random shit talkin cyber kid. if none of this makes real sense, well im goin mental in my bedroom preparing for a trip PROGRESS (lisa lashes new resident in new year) then off to insomniacz 'till sunday midday. another good sight is midday on a sunday in sheffield city centre,watchin all the mashed cybers walkin from INSOMNIACZ to the HOWARD PUB for the afternoon session, the look on the faces of people walkin their dogs. all big nights 4 the cyber fans, there are many more!

4 cyber clothes:

watch for the random cabbages and the invisible tea!

-- Anonymous, October 26, 2001

It's not about drugs at all, I have never done x or any other drug at a rave. I at first was afraid to dance becuase I thought people would laugh or make fun of me. But the scene is about loving your fellow ravers, not judging them. Just have fun, do what you want, not what others say you should do.

-- Anonymous, October 29, 2001

Listen , I have been poi-ing , liquiding ,and Glowsticking for about a year now , and if there is one thing thats for sure its that the music the key .the music is what will drive you into your moves one by one . Practicing can get tiring but its the only way .


-- Anonymous, October 29, 2001

first off all you dont need drugs---even though it may feel like it helps, youll still look the same:). Its almost a type of meditation...At home, close your eyes, and think that all that matters in the world is the music being heard. Concentrate on how the different tones make you feel, then just put that into your dance---keeping your eyes closed (having your eyes closed filters out distractions that you would normally see and intensifies your ability to move in a beat with the music). Soon youll feel like your flotting in a world of euphoria... just you and the music, no worries in the world, not even the way you dance. PLUR

-- Anonymous, November 10, 2001

fuck i started dancing watching people when i was in the hardcore ro0m,like 2 1/2 years ago. but i'm 13. i skip ,bounce n shit,but i love happy shit and blo0d raver music (hardcore)!but really at every rave i go to i make a new move like when i'm high i skip and turn n circles but i can't fucking stop!lol i just do stupid shit when i'm high but e is fun. but learning how to rave is hard i started out hopping like i was n a conecrt , i felt stupidlol but it's so0o fucking fun rave dancing cuz when i dance i don't stop!but rave dancing an't about getting high or on e , it's when you feel your needs to dance have a go0d time! but when your high or on e the best time is to just kick back , relax,thats what i think cuz not everyone is the same.

-- Anonymous, November 12, 2001

Yo man, music is the key, i bump my beats, drop some e and let the environment suck me in, you really becomne one with the music and you produce the best glowsticking formations ever. remember, make your body loose, disconnect reality with your physical embodiement and let the music sweep yu over.

-- Anonymous, November 16, 2001

Go to a rave and pop a pill of ecstasy you will feel the vibe its what makes you work there are people who dont use it and still can get the vibe but its just bogus and you will get fustrated and try it anyway I think it worked the best for me but dont snort it just eat it and the vibe will take you over

-- Anonymous, November 22, 2001

Ok, I've been partying for a long time now, and everyone is right, NO DRUGS are needed to dance. I'd rather go to a party sober b/c you remember everyone you meet, not just a few. Like every other party kid said, let the music flow thru you like an unstoppable force of positive energy, no one can just up and dance like that, you just have to keep doin it and trust me, you can never look stupid dancing. *much luv n' mad hugz*


-- Anonymous, November 26, 2001

The only thing you have to do, it close your eyes and let yourself go. Your mind and body will know what to do. Take it from a long time raver.

-- Anonymous, December 01, 2001

ok well u dont have to be alone to learn how to be a club kid thats wot we say in england just close ur eyes and dance how u like to the beat thats how i learnt u can take E if u like, its not the answer but take it if ya like but only cause ya love it. glowsticks can be a great essential at raves...everybody has them nearly. If u care wot ppl are thinkin about u when ur dancin then dont call yaself a clubber/raver cause its not about wot other ppl think of u its sommet u love and u shudnt give a flyin fuck...keep on ravin chick

-- Anonymous, December 06, 2001

To all of you people that said you need drugs to dance are total and complete morons. Yeah, I used to eat mad amounts of brain food, but not anymore and I'm more into the scene now than I ever was and I've been totally sober for a year. I don't look down on people for taking them but if you can't go to a party without your lettered friends you shouldn't be dancing by me.

-- Anonymous, December 28, 2001

ello ello ello...First off dance to the beat not the music, if that makes any sense to u's at all. E..dont need it but love it. 'X' gives u more confidence so hey if ya wanna go for the plunge and pop a few pills. (once u pop u just can't stop) GLOWSTICKS....luvly jubly. an important essential on the rave scene! you gotta use em properly else fuk it u'll look a poser...tut tut tut! u shudn't give to shites wot anyone thinks of an individual they'll respect u for it. ~PLUR~ GOODLUCK <('.')> love the ravers lots and lollie pops! !!..Carry on ravin'..!

-- Anonymous, February 03, 2002

You DON'T need DRUGS you do need a Feeling. Music makes you move your body, "it gives you the uncontrolable desire to jack your body". All you need is good music and an open mind. Don't be afraid to dance the way you dance. Don't be afraid to move your body, think of it as pracice for sex. It is true from my experiance that rave dancers are the most fun in the bedroom, because they know how to move their body.Goodluck man and enjoy

-- Anonymous, February 15, 2002

When I first started going to parties I would get a feel for the atmosphere around me and see how others were reacting to the music. After my third or fourth party I was heading straight for the dance floor and not stopping. I can understand where youre coming from b/c now I am learning how to dance a different style called pio. its very appealing but not easy. Keep working at it and youll only get better! Party hard and Rave on!

-- Anonymous, February 16, 2002

yo wuts up party people im not old enought 2 go 2 raves or partys im only sux because i wanna go 2 a raveit sunds s cool i can rave dance roll the ball and more....i listen 2 the musicand all buti juswanna go 2 a the have n e partysfor kid like me 2 go and have fun?i just wannted 2 c if you could answer this.aghtlaters matt

-- Anonymous, March 03, 2002

HAHAH Go to Confetti's in Greensboro

-- Anonymous, March 03, 2002

u dont need drugs, all u need is a love 4 the musicif u dont have it then dont bother comin along 2 the raves, if anyone can find sum sites showin how 2 do sum glowstix trix then lemme know, n wtf is PLUR???? nto a phrase that gets used round this way, so lemme know n ill get it circulating. <(*_*)> is fuckin ace so cheerz to whoever it was that lemme know about it, but 2 Jamie. jus go along, shut your eyes, feel the buzz and move, theres no such thing as "doin it proper" u jus do wot comes naturally 2 ya, if ppl look @ u then keep goin harder, take it from me, they'll all start copyin u, jus coz its new, go 4 it, PLUR (woteva it means ) DJ Gemini

-- Anonymous, March 04, 2002

Rave danceing is whatever you think it is...if you have confidence and love the way you are danceing then soo will everyone else.So just go out there and move to the music anything goes. have fun with it and love yourself and everyother soul on this beutiful planet. P.L.U.R.R* (Peace,Love,Unity,Respect,Responsibility) try to live up to it. byes ^ (. .) 0 '-' ~steph~

-- Anonymous, March 07, 2002

If you want to learn how to do some serious glowstick dancing goto this website

-- Anonymous, April 01, 2002

Wait a minute, if you want to take it to feel the vibe........ then go for it. But it's all in your head even without that shit. you've got to feel the music, close your eyes and fucking move to the beat. that's it.. peace out

-- Anonymous, April 19, 2002

Rave dancing is like a rush. your body goes with the beat, the E helps but you can do with out it. so Rave on!!


-- Anonymous, April 27, 2002

Well basically all ya gotta do is feel tha muzik and let ur imagination and body take over and enjoy tha rave.

peace out, Brett ps if ur ever in tha city of La in nice Southern Cali hit me up and we'll party!!!

-- Anonymous, May 02, 2002

Hey girl! Close your eyes, feel the beat pounding through your body. Feel it, now just let go! Let your body flow! There is no right or wrong way to dance, dance how you feel. You don't need any drug for that! Besides, anything you learn on X you will forget once you come down! The scene isn't about the drugs, it's about the phat beats, the wonderful people, and the vibe! That's a rush in itself, just the thought of a great party gives me goosebumps! Glowsticks are for after you have your moves. Get full body liquid mastered, then tie in some stix for added effects. Good luck! like no one is watching!

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2002

i think your rejected and to get alife your just another thats just going *&^%$# f to messed everrything up for everybody else

-- Anonymous, May 16, 2002

i remeber watching alot of people....for a pretty long time.....just watching......kind of like taking pictures in my night at a party somthing happend.......i was pretty tossed up i will admit.......and i do have to give the X some credit for this happening that night......i was running around having a wonderfull time......but not dancing....... the next thing i knew.......i was dancing......i was doing all these things i had no idea i could do......and i felt perfectly comfortable doing them wich is odd for me because of my insecure nature........and it was great......i didnt stop all buddy who had been partying for several years and just so happened to be an amazing dancer came up to me that night and was like "wow....thats some good shit"......and it meant alot coming from was a really great night and i will always remember first dancing experiance.......what fun!!!

-- Anonymous, May 24, 2002

Hey its no big deal first time i saw people raving with glowsticks i said "damn thats wat i wanna do!" i went asked the kid for his glowsticks and made a fool of myself. I went out bought my self some glowsticks and techno music and practiced in my room for a month. Its a natural thing. one glowstick follws the other one were ever it goes. try doin figure eights in front of you first thats the easyest way to lern anything else you can make up just go with the beat.

-- Anonymous, May 24, 2002

I just got into all this stuff the past 2 years. I was going to parties and everyone at the parties were glowsticking in my friends basement and liquid dancing. I loved it, i had to learn it cause i love dancing. Well the next party i dropped some X and tried to do it myself. I loved X but it didn't help me glowstick or liquid dance, i was to amazed watching everyone else do it! So i started taking my friends advice and practicing everything in front of the mirror, eventually i learned some stuff and could do it. At the next party i didn't drop and tried some of my skills, i did it, and i even learned some more from the other guys. So my advice to u is practice in front of a mirror, ask the girls or someone else ya know for help, and try X cause it does rock and it might just help u...some people need different things!!!! Best of Luck, u can do it...

-- Anonymous, June 11, 2002

wElL 1sT oF aLl iM a bReAkEr bUt i rAve tOo. aLl u hAvE 2 dO iS hAvE cOnfIdEnCe iN uRsElF aIgHt!!! iTs eAsIeR tHaN bReAkIn' jUsT wHip oUt tHeM gLoW sTiX aNd bUsT oUt!!!! oL' sKoOl rAvEr"99"

-- Anonymous, June 20, 2002

I party with 4 things 2 of my hands and 2 glow sticks to go with the music while doing some HARD GLOW STICKIN'

-- Anonymous, June 27, 2002

i sucked at frist and i gave up put then i met some guys and they where bad ass they gave me a fuw tip theN i tock im one of the best out of all my friends we started a cruw called W.O.R. WIKED OUTLAW REBELS.JUST GOW WITH THE FLOW.GOOD LUCK

-- Anonymous, June 30, 2002

Hay sexy peeps. I live in Surfers Pardise, on da Gold Coast, which is in Queensland Australia. I waz reading dis & i thought shit, u peeps r boring, but they're right Jamie, da music is da key. The rave parties here are on the beach, so it's kinda hard to break and rave, but hay all da sexy fellaz get there tops off so i aint complaining!I dont take drugs but some of my brothers and sisters (friends) do, it's ur body, do wat u want, they can fuck up ur boudy. Let da music move you,don't move da music! Ciao, esta bem o senhor sexualidade senhors, eu querer o senhor intiermente! ;o)

-- Anonymous, July 09, 2002

Hay sexy peeps. I live in Surfers Pardise, on da Gold Coast, which is in Queensland Australia. I waz reading dis & i thought shit, u peeps r boring, but they're right Jamie, da music is da key. The rave parties here are on the beach, so its kinda hard to break and rave, but hay all da sexy fellaz get there tops off so i aint complaining!I dont take drugs but some of my brothers and sisters (friends) do, it's ur body, do wat u want, they can fuck up ur boudy. Let da music move you,don't move da music! Ciao, esta bem o senhor sexualidade senhors, eu querer o senhor intiermente! ;o)

-- Anonymous, July 09, 2002

Hay sexy peeps its me again, i just wanted to say dat all u fellaz are sooooooooo cute, just da way u talk, yall so sweet. Wanna fuck?! Just playin! Luv yall. Ciao. Do senhors es tao ter calor, nos vontada obter embriagado!

-- Anonymous, July 09, 2002

hey yo whats cracken bitch

-- Anonymous, July 13, 2002

Hey baby, wats doing? Fuck its hot in herrre! ;o)

-- Anonymous, July 13, 2002

i've been in and out of the scene for about 6 months now and I did the e thing, but it wasn't til i was without it that the dancing finally made sense. now i just pop one or two if i'm in the mood, but u just have to understand that it really is only about the music to get better at dancing compliment someone that looks amazing on the dance floor and ask them to teach you a few moves. they'll appreciate that you like their dancing and be happy to show you a move or two. don't try and memorize the exact move just understand how you're flowing to the music and then make up moves of your own...maybe i'm trippin, but honestly just love the music and have a good time...good luck...peace love and clubbing :)

-- Anonymous, July 23, 2002

well its all about the muzik, I have been raving 4 about the last 3 years and I love every single 1 I have been to. I'll I can say is go to your room and put on some nice TECHNO and pratice by your self,try to let the muzik move you,then when you get your style down try to make up a siganature move or something that every one will rember you by. all I can say is EVERYONE keep the seen alive and like always P.L.U.R.R if anyone wants more info E-mail me PEACE LOVE UNITY RESPECT

-- Anonymous, July 23, 2002

wazzup , have fun peace out my

-- Anonymous, July 27, 2002

I have a few ways to do it, first off, I do the liquid, It took me 6 months to learn, but its awesome, then I tie strings on glowsticks, about half my arms length, then I swing them around in crazy patterns, the way I do it, you dont need to be high to have it look good, then if its rerally dark, I put glowsticks arpound my fingers and liquid, but one of my favs, is to break open a bunch of glowsticks and put it all over my hands, then all over my body, and do any dance I want, right now I am working on the robot, so soon that will be next.

-- Anonymous, August 14, 2002

You fucken stupid americans! you guys wouldnt have a clue about anything with all this plur, drugs are bad mmmkay bullshit! My advice take a pill and just go sik on the dance floor cos no one cares how you dance evryone is there just having funnnnn. You people need to get your heads out of your ass just take a few deep breaths and relax stop tryin to fukn analyze evrything!

-- Anonymous, August 16, 2002

There are no fucking rules to rave dancing u silly Yanks. Ravers dont judge how a person dances we are all individualls united by the same love of the music and u dont have 2 practise that! i cant dance properly either i just move with the music. GABBER DABBER DOO

Sydney ravers kick ass

-- Anonymous, August 19, 2002

If you wanna "rave dance" U should see how the Crasher Kidz dance fu*king unreal.

X does make it easier!

Gatecrasher_ itwillalwaysbewithme

-- Anonymous, August 21, 2002

well i started raving and i am starting to learn to glowstick dance at first I really sucked than i just went to a mirror put some jungle beats on and did what i knew how i practice and practice now i am getting good well better at raves i roll and show people what i can do and i look at people and learn neew moves from them. Well ne ways im trying to learn new x tricks i know about the hand orgy and airplane even the elevator does ne one know cool tricks that they can teach me and i can tell you some to PLURR

-- Anonymous, September 04, 2002

supppp...when u dont matter how u rave..everi one is havin fun n rollin their balls off...i love givin lights show and gettin light shows...i just dance solo and people just come up to everi 1 is friendly as hell at raves...just have funnn...

-- Anonymous, September 26, 2002

Like Rythem Nathen I am a raver in KCMO. I started going to Raves about 2 yrs ago and I cannot dance at all, but I just watched everyone else and realized "hey I still can't dance" so I just popped an ecstacy pill, got sick then I had this overwhelming feeling to get up and dance. I am not saying do drugs, but after I took the pill I didn't care what anyone else thought I was in Ecstacy I danced all over the place all night long with glow sticks and without. My advice is take ecstacy drugs really are the answer. Drugs can help you to do what it is you wanna do without worrying about other ppl's opinions drugs put you in your own little world where nobody else matters. Try the X it just might help......P/S Drink lots of water dance get yourself some candy and enjoy.

-- Anonymous, October 15, 2002

wtf does PLUR mean lmao i really wanna know i've ssen it soo many times in this fuckin page im curious if u know email me...and stop using it untill i know what it means damnitt

-- Anonymous, November 06, 2002

die slow....die die die die

-- Anonymous, December 27, 2002

all right i have had my e mail 4 like 5 years and im out of skateing any who raveing is all about geting dizzy and haveing so much fun you dance till your balls fall off the way to become a good raver is to make up your own stufffff. people go whoooooooooo and ooooo to new shit they have never seen before be your self and try puting twist in your danceing like lurn some break danceing and cubind it to make some real cool shit yaaa and STAY THE FUCK OFF DRUGS YOU DONT NEED THEM THEY JUST FUCK U UP MORE have fun peace out

-- Anonymous, January 30, 2003

I can breakdance,rave,popn/lock and all this other stuff and at dances when they make a circle you can see me in it either combining stuff or just doing stuff singular anyone when you come out doing something you weren't before people don't know your style and they know me for it

-- Anonymous, March 04, 2003

o.k. First dont do DRUGS CUS THAT DOESNT WORK IT JUS MESSES U UP raving is easy start by making a figure 8 n let the other hand follow its easy jus practice GOOD LUCK

-- Anonymous, March 10, 2003

your answers are all so fuking shoulds advertise it or sumpin. i still have to get me good music to practise to, burn some of me friends i think. i dont have the money to buy a lot, n i dont know the music well enough to pick the right ones. peace love unity respect - jenn

-- Anonymous, March 24, 2003

Rave dancing is all interpretive. The way I dance is to take one part of my body(usually start with the hands) and use it to make my dancing look like there is something flowing through me just like in old school popping. Start by trying to do the wave. After you perfected that trypopping each joint, for instance start like your going to do the wave with right arm straight out then left arm pointing at right hands finger tipsnow as you dothe wave with your right hand your left hand will follow the spot where the wave is highest on your arm. Rave dancing is about being fluid and flowing from one move to another. The only real way to do this is practice and watch other good dancers. If you really want to do something that will impress you should learn to break. Hit me up on e-mail if you need help agian or need to know something about breakin. Practice, practice, practice. Ron "FORM" Huggins

-- Anonymous, March 26, 2003

glowsticking is the easiest fukin thing on the planet, find urself a signature move once u learned basics like the 8, weave and butterfly and urset, glowsticking is all repitiation with a variation of diff moves. simple stuff.

-- Anonymous, April 29, 2003

fuck glow sticks. seriously all they do is take away from a dancers real talent. when you gret to be a good dancer you realize that glow sticks are retarded and really limit you in what you can do. if you pop n lock you never use glow sticks. if you go into a battle circle against some real poppers and you have glow sticks you are going to get owned because all you can do is swing your arms around and make some tracers. you ned to learn how to use you WHOLE body when you dance. also don't rip off other peoples moves. you can watch them and try to put your own spin on it but bitin someone elses moves is really cheap.

-- Anonymous, May 19, 2003

in my opinion i think you're a dumbass man, you can do anything with glowsticks, i can liquid, do all sorts of tosses and stalls, and i pop and lock on them, it's all about going with the beat, if you can't really follow beats maybe you should get some E, after trying E and then glowsticking you'll be a good glowsticker forever no matter what. That's what happened to me, i'd been glowsticking for about 4 months without any real succes untill i came across 4 triple stack Blue Dolphins, that wasn't my first time rollin but it was my first HARD ROLL, my point is when you're rollin everything, every move, every beat you can feel go through you're body, so it helps, anyway after you glowstick hard for three hours without even getting tired you're bound to get good. E and GLOWSTICKS........Rave On!!!

-- Anonymous, May 20, 2003

Wow, this thread has been going since February 04, 2001. I wonder if jamie, the person who originally posted the question, has learned how to dance "rave" like...

-- Anonymous, June 19, 2003

lmmfao jamie would u like to contribute to this let us know how u ar doin wow look at these people over two years all tryin to help.......all i can say pop one pop a tone pop none don't make a diff hon just have fun........fuck what anyone thinks who cares they ain't no better..i have been raven on n off for a year i go through spurts life gets in the way sometimes..i could tell u dependin on the rave or what music is bein dictates how i dance..let the music move u like puppeteer......PLUR! RAVE TO THE GRAVE DANCE UR TROUBLES AWAY SAVE EM FOR ANOTHER DAY

-- Anonymous, August 06, 2003

so i can't dance for shite, at least not yet...but i started by practising with the hands, following one with the other n keeping to a far it's relatively fluid motion, but i'm constantly practising, just to get a good liquid move. advice from people i've been to raves with, just to move with the beat n the music, n if nothing else, just bounce around : P n watch everyone, have fun wid it. you dont have to roll if it isnt ur thing...just keep yourself flowing, n moving...n keep yourself awake n hydrated. if you let yourself go and have confidence, dont worry aboot what everyone else is thinking, just what they're doing, follow some of their moves and start with what feels right. if nothing else, if you get the hand motions down, you kin always pick up some glowsticks n start learning with thems...keep to the beat, n have fun! plur >^o^<

-- Anonymous, August 07, 2003


-- Anonymous, August 25, 2003

u gotta go with the flow move smoothly dont think wat other people think about how u dance and glow sitx are good to use(in my opinion) but i dont use them as often than other people

-- Anonymous, September 15, 2003

i think this is so funny, that the debate on to dance with or without a glow stick is still going. to whom ever is concerned just be yourself and try not to worry if anyone is looking, b/c no1 will be judging. thats the best thing about parties, is being able to go and dress and act as crazy as you want, no1 will leave thinking "did you see the way he danced, what a retard" but more remember a person who stood out in an interesting way,and who was confident in the way the moved no matter how diff it was.

melbourne dancers are unreal, come and see

-- Anonymous, October 20, 2003

uhhhh chicken tastes good.. did you know chicken tastes good? im sorry if you think chickens taste bad..

oh yea.. raving.. its .. like some peps get it, and others dont.. i just rave with the hands.. its fun.. you just go around doing that all day an it gets people confoozed.. they're like.. WHOA thats kewl.. how do you do it?

basically, make a figure 8 w/one hand (trace it i mean) and then follow it w/ the other hand.. make sure yur wrists are together too.........

and if you do it on the side walk, you might be able to cause a car crash.. might not be as effective as taking x and driving but watever....

-- Anonymous, November 06, 2003

i will NEVER rave dance!!! fuck all the extra work with the glo sticks and x-2-c..... i like to dance any way i fuckin feel. i dance fast if the music is fast and slow if the music is slow... sometimes i'll dance fast on a slow song just for fun but i usually dance with the speed of the music. who needs rave dancing??

-- Anonymous, November 11, 2003

u don't have 2 have glow sticks or x 2 dance...just do what u feel....

-- Anonymous, December 21, 2003

Hmm well Im kinda confused myself ........... Like yea i can rave and all kinda.... but people say that you need years and years of practice .. is it true???? I mean ive been doing it for like 3 months and some people say im good and all but others say I suck ... do i really need all those years??

-- Anonymous, December 25, 2003

_________________________________________________________________________ funny, but no one has actually contributed anything helpful for people who want to learn to dance. everyone on this page just tries to act cute by spouting their stupid raver jargon... the only real advice that's been given is to do drugs and let the music move you. that's bullshit. there are specific dance moves that i (and i assume jamie) would like to learn, but can't seem to find anywhere on the web. if you have nothing useful to say, why clutter up what is otherwise a perfectly reasonable question? ________________________________________________________________________

-- Anonymous, February 03, 2004

How do i rave dance...

Rave dances that i do range from -liquid -waving -popping -tutting -locking -digits

as for the hip hop cultures i'll go with -Harlem shake -Crypt -2 Step

It all depends

-- Anonymous, February 27, 2004

Basically, you all seem to be american, no disrespect, but you are all about 10 years behind the good old uk in raving, you dont practice "rave dancing" what are you thinking? you dance how you like, dont go sober to any raves, drink as much alchohol as you can get to last the night, get smashed its the whole point, lose your inhibitions and just dance, don't even think about it... i have been DJing "rave" music for the last 6 years and i have seen a lot, ive done a lot too, and been to a hell of a lot of raves, e (or x to you lot) is good fun at first, but bad for the mind, it proper makes you into a schitzophrenic zombie in the long term, so steer clear, acid is alright too, but in VERY small doses, its not nice being too tripping in a rave. alchohol is the best rave drug ... NO COCAINE.. COCAINE IS EVIL. learn from the brits, we started it all anyway, keep it hardcore yanks, love peace unity from across the pond... xxx

-- Anonymous, March 03, 2004

Hey dude, rave dancing is a lil hard and a lil easy.All u have to do is go with the flow of the music, and move your hands in water like movement. i was breakdancing since i was 8, and im 13 so i know a lil about this stuff, ill try to get a vedio posted up here if i can so i can show u how to do rave a lil nit in my style. And remember, it'z all about YOUR own stlye.My email is if u got some questions.

-- Anonymous, March 10, 2004

Ame 115 is absolutly right, we dont need to get stupid with drugs, that just gets a party busted, and thats not a good thrill :) In europe, its fine, but here, we dont wanna bust :P So just keep it real, feel what you feel in the music, relax, and dance freely.

Someone mentioned they wanted some tracks to dance to. Theres many differnt genres of edm now and days. DnB (drum and bass), Trance, House, Progressive, 2step, Garage, etc. But just to name a few...

(Progressive) Filterheadz - The Rhythm (Hard Trance) Futureshock - Prides Paranoia (Marco V Remix) (Techno) Mauro Picotto - Toatek

Some Trance artists/djs: DJ Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk, Signum, Ferry Corsten, Lange

Progressive dj/artists: Me, Sasha, Blue Haze, Moshic, Gpal, Ozgur Can, Markus Schulz, Steve Porter, Pole Folder

Breaks artists/djs: Adam Freeland, Kevin Beber, Dave Tipper, definitly Hybrid, BT, Plump DJs

Hope this helps you, and that you enjoy those selected.

Webstation: My next mix should arrive in August. Progressive Sessions v5. Let the music be your guide ppl, stay real!! =D

-- Anonymous, June 04, 2004

Well iv been danceing for a bout 5 years! and alll u have to do is gust feel the music and let your body move with the music thats what i do so try it i think it will work e-mail me when u try it ok ok well bye

-- Anonymous, June 26, 2004

Stay away from drugs. Anyone who suggested to you otherwise hasn't become an addict yet. It will happen eventually. Drugs seem to help you in every endeavor at first; it's all down hill from there. Trust me, I've been to hell and back.

You need to learn to not care. You paid who knows how much money to enter a venue where they play live electronic music. The majority of people there you might never see again. I believe this is more a question of confidence and self-esteem than anything.

Just follow what your body tells you to do, not what your mind does. The beat will flow in you. If you are not feeling it chances are you haven't found your electronic style. Once you found something that moves you upon hearing it, keep moving. If you want to become something that you want other people to look at then you need to look at yourself first (in the mirror).

Remember, dance like no one is watching. You dance for yourself, not for other people.

-- Anonymous, July 18, 2004

this stupid boards been up for 3 years!

-- Anonymous, August 08, 2004

I've been interested in the whole rave culture for a while now...but every time I try to find out something about it I realize how little I know. I want to learn to rave. I've picked up some ideas about it from "raver" friends on the internet, but I don't actually know -how- you rave. It makes me really sad how everywhere I go to try and find out something about rave's all about drugs. I am strongly opposed to drugs and it finally hits me how many people do them...It's hard to explain how it makes me feel but it's this weirdly sad feeling.

I think I a big thing that's a problem for me is labels...I try not to be dependant on them but I always keep coming back. I want to be a "raver" but I feel dumb because I know next to nothing about rave culture and I don't want to seem like a "poser." I hate that word but it's not like it's going to go away. I just want to fit in with it all, I guess.

-- Anonymous, August 11, 2004

hey we all know the x isnt what gets the ball rollin. but we all know it makes for a better roll! a little vitamion C can help a bit too. anywho, i guess what im sayin is the pills help some ppl more then others. u like it cool, u dont, fine. but jus to let u know it might HELP u understand how the music gets inside u and lets u have fun with it.just do what u do and have a good time. thats whats important. thats what its all about!

-- Anonymous, September 16, 2004

hey, i've bin ravin for bout 2 yrs now, im in Australia (melbourne) at first i was too emmbarrased to dance, that was untill i took xtc.. it made me feel like i didnt give a shit wat ppl thought, n once i stopped worryin i started to dance, as for the glow stix u dont need em, but they sorta act like a security blanket for me. i wouldnt dance wif out em... hope i was helpful to ya Melbourne ravers rock keep the peace guys *mwah*

-- Anonymous, September 29, 2004

ay its ma 1st time here as you can c... and man I LOVE DANCING at my skul when we do dance resitals or at my other dancing skool we have free time to bust a move just to muck around and to just share moves and to just practis and just have fun... but nay wayz as i was saying all you have to do is to LOVE dancing just love what you do move your body to the music and just move in the way you feel its so simple you dont hav to do this tottaly outragous move that no one but you, just keep to you leval of dance and eventuly you will try new moves, put some moves together give a little attitude trust me it works on all my exams on dancing the judges love the attatude i give. if you dont dance with out using your hole body and your hole sol then your not dancing your just moving its not the beautie of the step its the beautie of the dance..... any wayz PEACE OUT! DON'T TAKE DRUGS THATS JUST SAD AND A WAIST OF TIME!!!


-- Anonymous, October 04, 2004

i went to my first ever rave not that long ago and now i loveit, i've just started uni and one of my new friends dragged me along i don't drink or do drugs cos it fucks me up now so i was a bit dubious because i thought i wouldn't get into it but i had a couple of glow sticks and started off casually and then the music just caught me i spent the next 3 hours dancing like a mad man and had a great time. who cares if u don't know how to dance jsut go out there and let urself go fuck every1 else.....unless it a fit women then it's fine

-- Anonymous, October 17, 2004

3 years and 8 months later! i wonder if jamie's still checkn the board some usefull dance tips?

-- Anonymous, October 21, 2004

just let it slide

-- Anonymous, October 21, 2004

To rave / liquid dance LET GO let go of your fears your wants your desires feel the energy guidng the waves ot he music

let those energiex flow through you and move to the musics energy


-- Anonymous, November 01, 2004

can u just show us a way to rave, ONE way, us pics of everymovement or sometin thanks.

-- Anonymous, December 21, 2004

G'day Jamie, 2 things: If you're going to real raves, no-one should give a shit how you dance, just that you're off your head (or not, don't matter) and havin a fukin wikid time, however you're dancing. Eccies or no eccies, glo sticks or no glo sticks, groove or no groove - WHO CARES CHICK - JUST DANCE!!! Keep your feet to the beat and let the rythmn take control of the rest. Number 1 thing - Don't think everyone is watching and/or judging you, coz they ain't!!! (Or they bloody well shouldn't be!) If you're still stuck, get a couple of old Fantazia or Helter Skelter videos and check out how some old skool crew like The Ratpack's Everson Allen or Ultra Sonic's dancer rock it, just don't stress about it! ~~~Shout out to all the old skool 'ardcore ravers out there - Big up your chests!!! HARDCORE WILL NEVER DIE!!!~~~

-- Anonymous, December 30, 2004

Learn to do the Melbourne Shuffle.

Can't go wrong...

-- Anonymous, February 15, 2005

Dont use Ecstacy whatever everyone me you will thank me later. Just let the music flow through you and start moving lol...I was loking for sites at first to tell me how but to no avvail i found any...

-- Anonymous, March 16, 2005

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