What's a big fat Indian wedding without a DJ and a dance floor full of people? When it's not the food, alcohol or eye candy, it's these dancers that make a desi wedding truly come alive. Here are 11 different dancers you'll spot with the band, baajaa and baaraat - which one are you?
1. The Desi Girls
These hot, skimpily clad young wannabe divas are the ones you'll be watching secretly, out of the corner of your eye. And why should girls have all the fun? Their male equivalents channel their inner Ranbirs as they get their groove on with Badtameez Dil. Then these boys meet the Desi Girls and voila, you already have an invitation for the next wedding.
2. Talli Uncles
These men are the most fun to watch. They dance like no one's watching but everyone is at the wedding and later on YouTube.
3. Shy Aunties
The bedecked aunties in their lovely saris stand inches away from the dance floor in the hope that said Desi Girls and Talli Uncles (who may or may not be their husbands) will pull them on to the dance floor to shake a leg. They begin by just clapping their hands at first and then go on to maaro proper thumkas many 24-inch-waisted girls wouldn't dare try. And can you blame them? This is their only chance to show off all the steps they learnt while watching Nachle ve with Saroj Khan.
4. The Performers
So all the Dulhe Ki Saalis and Dulhan Ke Devars decide to clash in the epic battle to prove who is better - the ladkewallas or ladkiwallas. The latest, most sensational Bollywood songs are picked, troupes are made and many, many practices are done (with professional choreographers in a lot of cases). Then these dancers 'perform' for all to watch and admire.
PS: There's always that one person who bungles his/her steps but no one cares. True Story.
5. The Professionals - Main bhi Hrithik
These guys know every step from all the latest, popular songs. They go all Shiamak Davar in the middle of the dance floor and the rest of the world is forced to make a circle around them and go "whoa...!!"
6. The Lovey-Dovey Newly Married Couple
The just-got-back-from-Hawaiian-honeymoon-twosome only care about dancing with each other, all hand in hand. Aww...
7. The Embarrassing Dancers
There are always those relatives who just humiliate you with their moves. And no, getting them off the dance floor isn't easy at all.
8. The Pullers
These people bring all the boys (and girls) to the yard, or umm... the floor. And no, they don't really like to shake a leg with you. They're just there to crowd source.
9. The Ek Glassy Dancers
These guys need to be under influence to shimmy. And, boy are they a treat to watch! Just like in Point 2.
10. Retro Dancers
They just love to do the twist Shammi-style and Travolta's Staying Alive move. To every song!
11. And Finally - the Dulha-Dulhan Themselves
Because when they're done getting pictures clicked with that-uncle's-sister's-husband's-cousin, they just want to be free.