Popbuzz Manifesto: No Dance Shaming Allowed

14 July 2015, 16:24 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

Dirty Dancing
Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

This is a no dance shame zone.

We love a good dance session here at Popbuzz. We love dancing whether it's choreographed, freestyled, amateur, or professional. We're dance fans. That's why we're officially establishing a "no dance shaming" rule. 

Yup, that's right. Under no circumstances will we make fun of anyone for expressing themselves through the art of dance and you shouldn't either. 

Serena and Novak dancing

We decided on this because we've heard our fair share of dance shame stories. Hell, you can even win 21 Grand Slam titles and still get dance shamed a little bit. 

We're taking a stance on this because we've realised that shaming someone for having fun and enjoying music is very wack and uncool. Plus, some of our favourite pop culture things involve people simply losing themselves in the music. 

Feeling good and dancing like no one is watching is the best experience. In fact, some of the most memorable parts in films are when the main character gets wine wasted and feels the rhythm flowing through their veins. 

Seriously, does anyone remember the dance scene in The Breakfast Club? They didn't dance shame each other and they learned a valuable lesson about friendship, comrade, and teenage angst. Loves it. 

So, next time you come across a video of someone having a good time and dancing like no one is watching, watch it a couple of times and make plans to be as uninhibited and carefree as they are. If you have the urge to dance shame, take a long hot bath and make a list of better things do with your time. 

Playlist for uninhibited dancing