The Politics of Dancing is the debut album by BritishNew Wave/synthpop band Re-Flex, recorded in late 1982 and released in 1983 through EMI, and was, until September 2010, their only officially released studio album.
The album itself received moderate success, charting at #34 in New Zealand, #53 in the United States, and #58 in West Germany, but the title track was a big international success and became the band's signature song, causing some to label them a one-hit wonder. Five other singles were released from the album with minor success in the US and UK: "Hurt", "Couldn't Stand a Day", "Hitline", "Praying to the Beat", and "Sensitive".
The album has been out of print for some time, only being reissued once on CD in 1993 through One Way Records. Jambo Music Ltd., a division of JHP, who publish and administer Re-Flex's catalogue of songs, have re-released it as part of the 6-CD box set which also contains the previously unreleased Humanication album and other previously unavailable tracks recorded before and after the band's relationship with EMI.