Sunday, December 2, 2012

How to survive a dance from a girl's perspective

How to survive a dance from a girl's perspective

Hey Hawks! (written by 7th grade leadership girls)
Your palms are sweaty, you don’t know what to wear, but don’t worry! We’re here to help you survive your next dance....from a girl’s perspective. Here are a few unsaid rules. First off, no sport shorts. This is not basketball practice....we don’t care if your mother has to dress you, just no sport shorts. And ladies, this is not a wedding, no five inch heels or strapless dresses. It’s breaking dress code and just. not. practical. Okay so, people, we know all of our students are amazing, but this is middle school, no freaking. Please. Save us the scars and save your pride, ok?
Now some tips for your slow dance. Girls put your hands on your partner’s shoulders and boys, put your hands on your partner’s waist. Do these simple things and it’s not as scary as it sounds. Do not put your hands anywhere else. I’m talking about  boys and girls. Next for the slow dances, if someone asks you to slow dance and you don’t want to, turn them down nicely....but the best thing to do is to say yes. Even if you don’t like them, they deserve respect. Please for everyone, don’t try to make awkward convo while you’re slow dancing. Remember, these are just our opinions!
Now we have some school rules and your biggest tip of all. First of all, no freaking! I know we said this before but it’s against school rules and more importantly it makes some people extremely uncomfortable, so it’s worth repeating. This is still at school so you still need to be dress code. They do hand out PE clothes if you are violating dress code. and really, who wants to spend the whole night in those things?! what happens if you take pics with your friends and your in your PE clothes. It doesn’t make you look cool, and you’ll feel really self concious. if you get concessions, don’t go overboard. You don’t want to spaz out on sugar high especially if that cute classmate of yours is there. Lastly, the most important thing of all, the biggest unsaid rule, be yourself. You are awesome and perfect just the way you are and you don’t need to have someone ask you to dance or have to be in the group with the  “popular” people. Just hang out with your friends  and have a good time. That’s the most important thing of all.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Middle School Dance Tips from a Boy’s Point of View

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 always
standing 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!