Perreo is a fun and daring type of dance that is quite common at both high school dances and wedding receptions, as well as in nightclubs. The movement itself is simple: find a willing dance partner, get closer, and "rub" your hips along with theirs to the beat of the music. Perreo can be an exciting way to warm up the atmosphere on the dance floor, whether you do it in front of your partner or behind her. However, since it is a suggestive form of dance, it is best to dance only when you know that your partner is willing.
Method 1 of 2: Dance with your partner from behind
Step 1. Put your hands on your partner's hips
If your partner turns his back to you at any point, let your hands slide down until they rest on his hip bones. This will allow you to feel their movements more closely, and it will also give you some control if you decide to change your technique.
- It is normal for the person behind to hold onto the hips of their partner. Even so, be sure to lower your hands slowly so your partner has a chance to say something if they don't agree with it.
- Don't venture further unless explicitly told that it is okay to do so. Unwanted contact is always inappropriate, even when dogging.
Step 2. Move your hips in unison with your partner's
Bend your knees slightly and rock from side to side. From there, you can start moving in circles, or experiment with any other movement that prompts you to do in the heat of the moment.
Depending on your height, you may need to stand taller or bend a little more at the knees to keep yourself level with your partner
Step 3. Let your partner take the initiative
Perreo is all about syncing up with your partner, so stay close enough to keep your hips resting against your partner's throughout the dance and try to mimic their movements. Let your partner make the decisions when it comes to things like which movements to use and how much contact there will be in different places. Being a good partner is about respecting the person you share the dance floor with and adjusting your style to suit their tastes.
The more chemistry you have with your partner, the more likely the amount of contact between the two of you will increase
Step 4. Lean to the side to cut off unwanted contact
If you're dancing with someone you don't know, or if you just don't feel like dancing too close, you can lean slightly to the side. Your partner will lean in the other direction. That way, you will dog with your leg more than with your lap.
Pay attention to the signs that show if your partner hesitates to continue dancing so close. If your movements are slow or you stop or try to move away, for example, it is better to create a little distance
Step 5. Change your movements from time to time
It won't be much fun if you just stand there and swing your hips from side to side all the time. To keep things fresh, try cycling between the different movements every couple of minutes, or take turns initiating and following through. You may only have until the end of the song to enjoy connecting with your partner, so make it count!
- If you and your partner agree, you could even try lowering yourself down, sinking to opposite sides, or improvising your own ornaments.
- Another simple way to make the perreo more interesting is to alternate between dancing in front and behind.
Step 6. Don't assume that dogging is an invitation to something else
Just because your partner has been willing to dog with you, it does not mean that they agree to do something beyond that. People often go to a club just because they want to dance, and they are not looking to mate. If your partner seems interested in you, you always have the option of asking her out, but be prepared to respect her response.
If your partner leaves after the song is over, don't chase her. Instead, appreciate the fact that you had a chance to dance together and start looking for a new partner
Method 2 of 2: Dogging while you have your partner in front
Step 1. Find a willing dance partner
As you do your thing on the dance floor, find someone to dance with in the crowd. Maintaining eye contact, smiling, and touching frequently are strong signals that someone wants to dance. Once you've selected a partner, move in and prepare for physical contact.
- If you're not sure if the person is picking up your cues, just walk up to them and ask "Do you want to dance?"
- Sometimes someone may accidentally give you a fleeting glance or brush against you. If she spends the next few moments ignoring you or migrating to another part of the dance floor, don't assume she's playing hard, as she probably isn't interested.
Step 2. Rub your hips against your partner's to the beat of the music
Once you've gotten closer to your partner and move within their personal space, sync your movements to the beat of the song. Rock your hips back and forth against your partner's. Coordinate the "wiggle" of your hips in time with the music to increase and decrease pressure in turns.
- Try dogging at different speeds to match the music that's playing. You can move faster through songs that are upbeat and energetic, and then slow things down with the music for a more sensual experience.
- Remember, perreo is a form of dance, so the more rhythmically you move, the more enjoyable it will be for both you and your partner.
Step 3. Place your hands on your partner's hips
Once you've been dancing for a while, try putting your hands on your partner's hips and asking if he's okay. If you put your hands away, or they tell you not to put them there, just take your hands away. They will still be able to dance, while you move your arms to the rhythm of the music.
Don't touch her in places other than her hips unless she places your hands there. You will not want to scare your partner
Step 4. Add some gentle thrusts with your chest
Face to face with your partner and pull your shoulders back so that your chest is pressed against his. Then, move your body away from your partner. Do it a couple of times and see if your partner notices.
- You can also push chest thrusts by doing an upper body wave motion.
- Do your best to synchronize your movements with those of your partner.
Step 5. Work on doing some hip stretches to turn things around
Roll your hips to the side. As you do this, your partner should pull them back on the same side. Keep your lower body parts together as you continue to roll to the opposite side, then change direction. Your partner will pull out their hips and you will push yours back.
- You can stretch your hips in whatever way feels most comfortable, but most people will instinctively move clockwise.
- The circular motion of hip stretches is similar to that used when partnering from the back.
- They may reject you a couple of times before they find someone who is willing to dog with you. That's okay, perreo is not to everyone's taste. Just make sure you respect her decision rather than trying to force her to do something she doesn't want to do.
- If you're not sure if you can perform a particular song, follow your partner's lead, or take a look around the dance floor to see what the other dancers are up to.