very popular in hardcore music(i wonder why its called harcore dancing), not so much in death metal or punk,
How it starts
1.Some dude will run behind all the people in front row and feel the need to push EVERY SINGLE PERSON!!!
but as soon as somone turn to see who the hell just interupted their show, that asshole will have hauled some serious ass away from everyone he just pushed
(ussually this person is just some asshole trying to start some shit with people)
2.A few people will sense(or know by heart), that a breakdown is coming up in a song. This is the best time to do this dance because anyone who moshes and actually hits people wont be in the pit, so the Hardcore Mosher will be nice and safe.
3.They will not get within 5 feet from anybody in the "hardcore pit", cuz then you might actually get hurt, oh no!
4.They will either
A.Be new at this and look like they are having a seizure and be a great joke for everyone watching
B.Punch the ground-crouch your knees and open-handedly punch at the ground
C.Punch the sky-after punching the ground, they will look upwards and punch clouds and shit
D.Bastardize the Skank-just start skaking, but instead of being peaceful with it, violently flail your fucking arms(but still not touch a single person!!!), until everyone else, or the singer, does somthing else
E.Reverse skank-instead of moving your arms or kicking fowards, you will need to grab you cock with both hands, and kick your feet behind you
F.NINJA KICK!!!-just kick whoever is behind you right in the fucking dick, but dont turn your body or look at them, just keep flailing your arms and everyone will think it was an accident
G.Windmill-the only thing that actually might take some skill and practice, just do a fancy flip kick whilst in the air, but land on your feet and punch the ground
H.Stomping-while doing most of these you must alternate stomping your feet(but dont worry, you dont need any rhythm at all, you dont need to be on beat)
A.only do it if a bunch of other people do it, cuz if you do it alone, you'l end up being embarresed and you might get laughed at!oh no!
B.Look good-forms of moshing, dancing, w/e, if you look really bad doing this, then it means you suck at it, it has NOTHING to do with expresion, or feeling the music, or skill(for the most part), or even stright up violence(cuz no one will hit you and you wont hit them)
IF YOU HATE THIS TYPE OF DANCING AS MUCH AS I DO!!!!
1.take off all your clothes except you underwear and start dancing with these seizure victims, it will be totally awesome, make them stop, and everyone will get an awesome laugh out of it
2.take a walk.i get so agrevated when a bunch a retards jump in a pit that i jus take a little stroll. you'l miss 5 mins. of a bad show, and retards having siezures(thats a good thing)
3.form a wall of death around the fucking idiots and charge their asses, they will be totally confused cuz most of them have never gotten hit or hit anyone in their life
DONT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANYONE WHO DOES THIS JUST CUZ THEY DO IT, JUST CUZ I CALL THEM RETARDS FOR DANCING LIKE THAT DOES NOT MEAN I HAVE ANY PROBLEM WITH THE PEOPLE WHO DO IT(JUST THEIR STUPID DANCE), MOST OF THE PEOPLE I KNOW WHO DO THIS ARE VERY NICE PEOPLE!!!(I TAKE THAT BACK, SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST DICKS FOR THE FUN OF IT)
Mosher:DONT GET IN THE PIT IF YOU CANT TAKE A HIT!!!
and cut that Hardcore Dancing crap out please!
the moves will vary with specific subgenre of hardcore, the politics of the scene involved, and individual choces of those dancing.
windmill: many variations, but generally includes flailing arms in wide circles, often spinning the entire body in the process. often leads to spin kick or jumping spin kick.
spin kick: a spinning back-kick. if you were to hit anyone it would be with the heel of your foot.
jumping spin kick: jump, spin in midair, and kick forward with your back foot.
floorpunch/ picking up change: bend over, pretend to grab or punch the ground, alternating hands. bring your hand back to your back pocket area (as if putting change in pocket) if you want to not hurt anyone, or flail the arm away from your body violently. while grabbing/ punching with the right hand, stomp with the left foot. and vice versa. can be performed while stationary or while moving sideways or forwards. this can be a violent dance if the kid decides to use his/ her arms (esp. elbows) as weapons.
kids may also be seen running back and forth in front of the band, sometimes jumping a whole damn lot, raising their fists (often with an outstretched index finger) and singing along. kids also pile onto one another and scramble to grab the microphone and sing a line or two if the mic is proferred by the singer of the band.
some of these dances are not considered acceptable at certain shows. kids generally do not spin kick at posi, youthcrew-type shows. it's just not very posi. and there will often be no two-stepping at more metal-influenced shows. some hardcore scenes are more influenced by diy punk ethics, some more by kids wanting to just beat the shit out of each other and wear fancy clothes. this will affect the dancing present at a show in fairly obvious ways.
the other definitions of hardcore dancing present here seem to be more from younger kids who listen to new-school metal-influenced hardcore. they would claim no tie to the punk community or the ethics associated with it. this is obvious from their blatant homophobia and general meathead attitude. they will sell out hardcore pretty qhickly, and if any are straightedge, they won't be for long.
V: to go into a circle of kids wearing tight black hoodies and fight invisable ninjas. This may look dangerous, however the ninjas are invasable and also non-realistic, therefor you rarely get hit and if you do it's takin' one for the team, so get up and do some kartwheels and a spin kick. All the hardasses on the outside of the pit who claim you're a fag for being in, are fags for being out.
It was first made in the early 80s when the genre of hardcore-punk developed from traditional punk. The hardcore punk scene started out with a lot of straigh-edge kids, who dedicated themselves to human rights. Those who who hardcore danced had no intention of injuring people or causing shit in the pit. They were merely expressing the deep respect they had for the band they were listening too, and showing their emotions through dancing. Most of these most involve what looks like flailing, it is more so a fighting. All of the moves have a meaning, and the fight moves represent fighting facists and those who supress the scene (such as people who have defined this word ignorantly, and negatively).
Others may perform moves to represent their humble attitude.
True hardcore kids can have a good time anytime, if a kid falls they will pick him up, if someone wants to start shit with them, they'll make a good effort to calm them down.
It is very unfortunate to see something degrade into such a steriotypically hated ignorance.
picking up change - jumping back and forth with the intention of picking up the change of careless rich people
two-step - similar to skanking with skilled leg swinging motions.
spin kick - a simple "cresent" spining kick
If you still dont understand what dancing is, go to a show and watch kids that know how to dance, then you'll know it's not fighting 'invisible ninjas' or any of that shit.