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An Open Letter To Latinos Who Can’t Dance: You’re Not Alone, Man

Dear Fellow Awkward Latino,

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If you’ve ever felt like you’re the only one without rhythm…

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…in your family

…or your neighborhood

…or on the face of the planet

…we’re here to tell you that you’re not alone.

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We are many.

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We’re out here, too, leaning against walls during school dances.

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Pretending to text at parties so our tias don’t make us dance.

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Excusing ourselves to go to the bathroom during “El Baile Del Perrito.”

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And you’re not the only one who tried to skip out on a quince, knowing you couldn’t keep up with the steps.

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We, too, have laughed at jokes about gringos not being able to dance, while praying that no one discovers our secret shame.

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We know your pain. We know how many times you’ve practiced dancing, alone in your room.

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We know that you’ve “chair danced,” discreetly, at many a function.

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But when it comes to getting up and getting down,  it’s like your feet never got the memo…

…that we’re all supposed to be Rosie Perez on “Soul Train.”

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…or J.Lo. in her Fly Girl days.

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So don’t worry about the whole “all Latinos can dance” stereotype.

Just have fun.

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And do your thing.

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