If you are the type of person who spends their time on the sidelines at a club, you are missing out on a lot of fun and what's more, you don't need to be John Travolta to get involved.
So, you've negotiated your way around the security men at the door, and paid your entrance fee, so now what?
Relax - go to the bar, buy a drink and chat with your friends, there is no rush to get onto the dance floor.
Enjoy the surroundings - look around and see what other people are doing, and see how they are dancing.
Get into the music - once you have relaxed yourself with a drink or two, feel the beat of the music and allow your body to relax and move your head to the beat.
Go on to the dance floor - Wait until a song you like ins played, then go on to the dance floor with your friends. If the floor is crowded, you can really relax now, because people will not particularly notice you. Let your body sway and move to the beat of the music.
Keep it simple - You don't need to start shaking your moves like John Travolta, keep to some basic steps: Move your feet in and out to the beat of the music. Relax your upper body and arms. Again no need to wave your arms wildly around, just let them flow with the music and allow your upped body to move with the rhythm.
Try and smile - You're not expected to be delirious with happiness, but looking like a corpse isn't going to help attract anyone either. No one gets teased on the dance floor for not having the smooth moves; people get made fun of for looking as stiff as a board and grumpy.
Take some tips from others - find someone who is dancing well, and is doing so within your comfort zone, then imitate them.
That's it, now go and have fun. Remember, no matter how bad you think your performance is, it will always be better than their funny dancing.