Middle School Dance Tips from a Boy’s Point of View
by Selim, Max, and John T.
When you go to your first dance, you don’t really know what to expect, and you might be nervous. We get that. We’ve got lots of experience from our sixth grade year, and we’re here to give you some tips for an awesome, fun, and cool Hillview dance! Believe it or not, we actually survived! I know right it’s so shocking!
1. Don’t be a “wallflower”. Being a wallflower means that you are alwaysstanding alone near the walls. Instead, you should be in a group or in the crowd, even if you don’t know many people. Dances are supposed to be fun, so be social! Also, you might want to consider coming in a group of friends to talk to and socialize with, because don’t you always want friends there to hang out with you?
2. At the Hillview dances, there are always snacks and other stuff that you can buy, so bring some money!! If there is someone special, maybe treat them to something from the snack bar, or ask them to take a photo with you. If you want a really special dance, you might want to try one of those.
3. Don’t be shy. If you’re shy, you might not get the chance to do lots of fun things at the dance. You might not even get to do a dance with the person you were going to ask. If you are shy though, ask some friends to help. They can help you feel better and maybe give you the courage to ask that person.
4. DANCE! Come on people. It’s a dance, and you shouldn’t just stand around and not do anything! It doesn’t matter if you are dancing with one specific person, in a group, or even alone! Even going around and kinda half dancing, half talking with friends is totally cool. Sometimes it gets hot inside, and it’s totally normal to step outside for a bit.
5. Make sure you are prepared for the dance. For starters, bring some money. If you bring money, you can buy drinks, snackie-poohs (ask Mr. Rogers about that for more info), a picture with your friends, and to pay for your dance ticket if you didn’t order it during the week. We strongly recommend that you buy your dance ticket(s) during the week, because it can get busy in the line at the dance. Also, don’t forget to dress up. The Hillview dances usually have themes, so you should dress up according to the theme! Of course, the dress-ups are always optional, so even if you don’t dress according to theme, you should wear something nicer than everyday casual clothes.
6. Asking people. When people ask you to dance with them, even if you’re not totally in love with them, you should probably say yes. You never know, that person maybe really wants to dance with you. Also, if you ask someone and they say no, don’t spend the rest of the dance alone and sad because you were rejected. Instead, you should try to get over it and enjoy the rest of your awesome Hillview dance!
Those are some things that we encourage you to try for your Hillview dance! And remember, make it a great dance or not, the choice is always yours!!! (By the way, 6th graders only have one dance, so make it the best!) If you have any questions, comment on this post and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible! We hope you have a great Hillview dance and year!