"I could never," the Flashdance actress tells PEOPLE. "I'm not that kind of a performer"

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She was a maniac on the floor in the movie Flashdance, but don’t hold your breath for actress Jennifer Beals to waltz in the footsteps of fellow ’80s dance film icon Jennifer Grey and compete on Dancing With the Stars.

“I am not a dancer,” says Beals, 47, who currently stars in the Fox drama The Chicago Code. “They asked me and I said ‘no.’ You could back up a truck to my door filled with cash and I wouldn’t do it.”

Beals says a visit to the DWTS ballroom a few years ago to support actress pal Marlee Matlin confirmed to her that the show wasn’t her cup of tea.

“The sound of the audience is so loud and the energy in there is so intense,” Beals says. “I wanted to start crying just in feeling for her. I joked with Marlee and said, ‘You don’t know how lucky you are you can’t hear this.’ The noise level is so intense and people’s excitement level is so intense. I could never. I’m not that kind of a performer.”