is a style of dancing that modern teenagers do. moshers are jealous because there are more of us then there are of them. and i'm a fucking girl. i've been hit so many times by hardcore dancers, it's not safe by any means, but we dont sit around and bitch when you faggots come to our venues and our shows and do your bullshit. moshers on the other hand decided their dancing is to get shitfaced drunk and slam into each other repeatedly...where the fuck is the skill in that? i honestly think moshers are jealous because the majority of the dancers are decent looking while they are greasy, nasty, disgusting and will never have the opportunity to get laid. so, keep talking shit...we know how it really is. oh, and we listen to shit like heavyheavy lowlow, the acacia strain, all shall perish, white chapel, stick to your guns, gwen stacy, cattle decapitation...oh, but those dont count as metal bands because some of their songs aren't all about ripping babies out of wombs and eating them? fuck you. i'd like to see you faggots tell the members of those bands they're not metal. hey, if we're the pussies, how come you fuckers just stand at the edge while us "crack head skinny dancers" are in the pit and you never try to get in? i'm going to say because you're the fucking pussies because you fucking know you're outnumbered. moshing is dead, deal with it. our shit takes skill, strength and practice. moshers just cant face the fact we rule the pits and we look better doing it, too. we earned our fucking right to be at these shows while you fat fucks are going to die of obsetity in the next 5 years. lose some fucking weight and maybe you'll be able to do something other than bullshit everyone into thinking you're more metal than us.
dancers vs moshers. you motherfuckers asked for this war. but it's funny that we all go to the same shows to see the same fucking bands, but we're not metal, right?
so, moshers here's a big fuck you from my crew in dallas, texas...suck a fucking dick.
mosher 1# "ohhh, im wasted, you stand on that side and i'll stand over here and then we're going to run into each other until one of us falls down. kay?"
Mosher 2# "okay, i'm too big of a dick sucker to go hardcore dancing."
hardcore dancer = "wow, that's really fucking awesome...fucking douche bags."
by bailey strange January 10, 2009
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a grouping of several codified dances often seen performed at hardcore shows.
the moves will vary with specific subgenre of hardcore, the politics of the scene involved, and individual choces of those dancing.
two-step: a fairly nonviolent, unthreatening move similar to punk skanking. emphasis is on style and variations of arm movements.

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.

The shit
"All the hardcore kids huddled up and did a break and the pit exploded into a ton of kids hardcore dancing! It was nutso!"
by IfFireCouldSpeak December 23, 2004
Hardcore dancing is performed at hardcore shows, to hardcore music. Or if so inclinded, just to hardcore music in your backyard.
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.
arm mills - swinging arms around, whether side to side, in circles, etc

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
by TwiTzT April 11, 2005
Moshing for pussies.
Guy 1: Did you see me hardcore dancing in that pit over there?

Guy 2: Yeah, you looked like such a whimp. Hardcore dancing is fuckin' lame.

Guy 3: Mhm, you should grow some balls and maybe you can learn to mosh.
by Sooka May 15, 2008
The practice of "hardcore dancing", more commonly referred to simply as "dancing" by those that can actually do it well, is performed at many hardcore/metalcore shows. There is no "flailing" at all in dancing, there's always control in it. Dancing is performed during the breakdown of a song (you better damn well know what a breakdown is). Two-stepping is performed during two-step parts in songs, these arent too hard to find, but two-step is a bitch to learn simply because you have to find the rythm and synchronize it with the movements (two-step works in opposition; ie: right arm/left leg, left arm/right leg, got it? good).
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.
If I ever hear a kid say "hardcore dancing" at show, I will kick your ass because it's not fucking 'hardcore dancing'.
by nickXXX June 30, 2005
A bunch of puny little bitches (who like their pants so tight their balls squeeze out of the side pockets) flailing their arms around in a mockery of a mosh pit. I hate how these kids think theyre tough, they look anorexic and could be snapped in half with ease. Most of them have never even been in a real fight, and the ones that have either lost, or were fighting even more of a pussy then them.
Hardcore dancing looks like a special ed class on crack.
by PackofWood March 30, 2005
A lesser known form of expression/dancing is hardly considered by most to be a form of dancing at all. However, this is irrelevant considering it IS a form of dancing, just to a heavier form of music. Hardcore dancing (AKA "Throwing Down") is most commonly seen at Hardcore shows which shows appreciation or approval for the bands playing. It is basically a mix of the crowd punching and kicking the air. (with the exception of 2 steps.) Although it make look like random, uncontrolled flailing, it is anything but. Hardcore dancers (or just "dancers" as known at shows) often have different styles of which they prefer to perform. Examples of hardcore dancings moves would be "Spin-kicks", "Windmills", "Two Step", among others. Other types of "hardcore appreciation/expression" at shows consist of sing alongs, pile ons (like sing alongs except on a massive level, hence: pile on) and crowd punching(a less approved form of dancing where the dancer accidently or intentional dances into the crowd hitting bystanders, this is where much of the disapproval of hardcore dancing spawns. AKA: Bottlecapping)Often associated with crews, Hardcore dancing isn't for everyone. As you can see on this website, many people approve of it and many disapprove of it. I, myself, am an avid supporter of hardcore dancing and do it at every show. (though I do not crowd punch, people have the right to just watch the band if they want to, they don't have to get hit.)
Hardcore Dancing: Here Comes A Breakdown. Give It Your All!
by Dustin Z. January 04, 2006
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