Trouble on the Dance Floor: The COMPLETE Guide to Emergent Nightclub Dancing (Paperback)
"Deep inside of you there is a great club dancer waiting to emerge." This is the core concept of this unusual book. A radical departure from other books on dance, rather than teach you dance steps or routines, the focus of 'Trouble on the Dance Floor' is to prepare you, mentally, emotionally, and physically, for success at the nightclub.You have some innate dance talent, great or small. This book shows you how to fully utilize what talent you have. It foretells how and why your dance skills will become enhanced with time. 'Trouble' shows you how to minimize distractions that hinder your progress. It shows you how maximize the potential of what dance talent you have and how to develop your talent every night you go to the club.I've been a club dancer for over a quarter century. I have already encountered most scenarios you are likely to encounter at the club. Why re-invent the wheel? Read this book and avoid my mistakes and pick up hundreds of tips that will improve your nightclub dancing.Free-style club dancing is an emergent phenomenon. Think about it... your greatest nights at the club do not arise from simple cause and effect. Many factors must optimally combine for you to have a peak experience. Social factors, the physical state of your body, your mental state, your shoes and dress, how you combine the motion of your various body parts, and more... these meld with the music your DJ is throwing down. When everything goes right, your dance becomes 'emergent'. That is, your moves are synthesized within an evolving moment of time without conscious thought or planning. You become freer than any other time in your life. It is a transcendent experience that permanently alters who you are and makes you a better person.'Trouble on the Dance Floor' takes you deep into the catacombs of your mind. It explains how and why you react to the emotions of a song. It gives a frank assessment of how various club drugs affect your nightclub experience. For those that might be interested, it details an easy, foolproof way to grow your own magic mushrooms.Quoting Mary Poppins, "A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down in the most delightful way." To lighten up the heavier reading, the technical chapters are interwoven with a memoir of the 50th year of my life, spent on the nightclub dance floor. For young people, this memoir will clue you in to how things may go down when you get old. It will help you guide your life. For my fellow baby-boomers, you should get a kick out of the wild tales of my last year at the club. The memoir is a fun read even if you don't give a damn about club dancing.
Joey London, The Einstein of the Dance Floor, is a former college professor and reliability engineer. His firm Dayton Digital Media creates training, educational, and marketing media for industry and academia. He has been burning holes in the dance floors of Dayton, Ohio for over a quarter century. You can visit him at joeylondon.com.