How to Have Fun at a Dance

Dances can make you nervous and/or scared. Dances are meant to be fun. Don't be afraid to be the only one dancing, because if you are, you are the only person having fun. This article is mostly aimed to be of help for middle school dances. In middle school dances, there will almost always be someone who looks lost and awkward. If you don't want to look like that, read this article.


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    Lay out your clothes in the morning so you don't come to school on the day of the dance looking like a total loser with your shirt on backwards. If this happens to you, quickly go into the bathroom and change it around. Some people might do this on purpose, and if you detest these kinds of people, you risk looking like them.
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    If it is a casual dance, wear casual clothes. Boys can wear some jeans and a graphic T-Shirt. Girls could wear skirts and a blouse. You don't want to be wrapped up in layers of hot, stuffy clothes because your mom wants you to be formal. If your school has a dress code, don't break it. If you do, you might have to get used clothes. Those can look disgusting and repel people.
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    Don't be afraid to ask out your crush if you want to. Not trying to pressure you to do so, but if you want to, it could be fun for you and your crush. Do it in some place private, where it won't be embarrassing if she says no. Don't just walk up and say, "Hey (insert name here), I need to talk to you in private. Just work them towards it. If you do say that, they could be intimidated and have their answer before you ask.
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    If necessary, be sure to handle rejection gracefully. If you ask your crush and he/she says no, don't be depressed the whole dance and be one of the people standing in corners, looking lost. It is just a dance, and you don't need to have super high expectations for it. If you can, just shrug it off because you can still have fun at the dance, whether you're dancing with your crush or not.
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    Learn to dance if you don't already know. If you are one of the people who lead the dancing, you probably should skip this step. If you are not, learn to dance. If you are being made fun of because you "can't dance," ignore it. That is their problem. As long as you are having fun, you are good at dancing.


  • There are other ways to have fun at a dance without actually dancing. I am not encouraging this at all, but if you are uncomfortable being on the dance floor, you don't have to be on it. You can talk with friends or meet someone new. There is always something to do.


  • Most schools have a student handbook that has rules that you must always follow. This is a dance, and you can have fun with your crush, boyfriend, girlfriend, whatever. But at most schools, public displays of affection are against the rules. So no kissing, or making out. You can do that on your own time. It is a dance, so dance, don't just stand in a corner and make out. This can be fun for some people, but if it is against the rules, don't do it. It can and will get you and your partner in trouble. There may be separate rooms of the dance where nobody is there. I am not encouraging this, but if you must kiss, do it in that room. At least you won't get in trouble.

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