New Study Focuses on the Reasons Behind Bad Dance Moves

Is there a scientific explanation for your lack of skills on the dance floor?
2:29 | 11/12/14

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why some people just can't dance. Turns out it may all be in the genes. T.j. Holmes has that in the social square. Not your problem, T.J. Not necessarily. You either, you have the moves like jagger. It's not just bad dance moves, it's this, can you keep a rhythm and a beat? If you can't do this, you may have a condition we have no cure for. ? from Elaine on "Seinfeld" -- What is that? Reporter: To Kevin James' character in "Hitch." Some just dance to the beat of their very own and apparently jacked up drum. Don't ever do that again. Reporter: But it turns out bad dancing may be in the genes. A new study calls it a beat deafness. Researchers finding that some people were able to move in time to the beat, but couldn't sync up after a change in tempo. It wasn't pretty. We checked out Manhattan ballroom dance. Folks there clearly hearing the beat. That's good. Not everybody. You own a dance studio and you can't dance. You know what, let me just focus on the business aspect of it. ? I have no reason ? Reporter: But like Napoleon dynamite, the study shows many don't know how bad they are. They may think they're dancing like beyonce, but look for like jimmy Kimmel. And nobody wants that. ? All right, everybody, simple test. This is your beat deaf test. Tap like I'm doing. No matter what, keep tap. I'm going to play a song, when the song plays, start bopping to the song. Keep on tapping, platapping, play the song. She's beat deaf. People dance transition from one thing to another. Can't keep the next rhythm. I'm a great dancer T.J. It's going to be okay. It's going to be okay. The first dance is only a week away. I wasn't dancing with the rhythm, but I thought I was. I have a cure for that.

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