Men who know how to move on the dance floor know all the right moves in the bedroom, according to a new report.

A survey of 2,000 women, commissioned by Phones 4U, has revealed the way a man dances is a dead giveaway to his performance between the sheets.

More than 80% of the women questioned said there was a definite link, and that magic movers were certain to be able to perform more than a few tricks in the bedroom.

More than half admitted to trying to get a man on to the dance floor to check out his technique before “taking the plunge”.

Sex expert Flic Everett analysed the responses, taken from five UK cities, and concluded that dance floor duffers are unlikely to score highly in the p***ion stakes.

Flashy, over-the-top dancers are the very worst, according to 67% of women.

“They are so proud of their moves that they’ll spend more time in bed making sure they look good rather than trying to please their partner,” said Ms Everett.

But men who are shy on the dance floor are just as shy in bed according to 62%.

“Beware the bloke that does the side-to-side shuffle on the dance floor. Boring, unimaginative and uninspiring, he’ll generate even less energy in bed,” Ms Everett added.

Ballroom dancers, too, score zero in the sex stakes. They demand perfection in their partner and expect nothing less, according to the expert.