Just Dance

Be in the spotlight, bust out the worm, or ask her if she wants to slow dance with you. Who cares? You do you.

BY RACHEL WITTENBERG

What happened to Footloose and Grease Lightening where dancing was the highlight of the night? Where the girl is waiting for the blue eyed boy in the bow tie and suspenders to ask her to dance.

I know there are many reasons why youngins don’t get down and boogie at school dances nowadays. For some, it is the teachers staring down at their every move waiting to pounce at the first sign of dry humping on a gym floor. Or maybe it’s the fact that the lights are brighter than they are on a normal school day. Or, the music isn’t “club” like, enough.

Personally, I believe kids of this generation are too afraid of looking “uncool” or being judged by their classmates. For some odd reason we think that we have to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs to let loose and have a good time and be yourself. But that shouldn’t be the reason people don’t want to dance at a school DANCE. Kids shouldn’t feel like they have to look cool and change who they are. In the end, it will put their chances of having a good night at risk. Of course, it is easier said than done.

High school is a scary place where everyone feels like they need to fit in with the cool crowd. To be completely honest, there shouldn’t be such thing as a cool crowd. Make your own path, and only dance to have a good time. Disregard the unfortunate circumstances because the reason you came is to dance the night away and make it memorable.

That’s what a school dance is for. So get dressed up, take some pictures, shake what your Mama gave you, and try not to worry about what people think of you.

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