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First Middle School Dance

by Sam P. | September 19th, 2011 | Teen Perspective, Teens
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Now that school has started and we are back in the swing of things, it’s time for the dances. My middle school is 5th grade through 8th, but the 5th graders aren’t allowed to go to the dances. So once you get into 6th grade you feel different, almost older, more mature. One of my best friends is actually in 6th grade and she is just so excited to go, we are actually going to be carpooling together and she can’t wait. The other day we were talking and she was saying that all of the other 6th graders will be almost looking up to her because she will be going with an 8th grader.

I was talking with her last night and I told her straight out: don’t stress out about the dance. As fun as they are, it isn’t something to freak out about. Just wear normal clothing, don’t get all stressed out about it; it isn’t worth it. If you do, you will be exhausted by Friday and will probably be too tired to go, and you don’t want that.

I still remember my first dance, I had my outfit planned for weeks. I am just so glad that I, too, had a friend that was two years older than me that could give me the same advice I gave my friend. By the time I got out of the dance I was exhausted. I had just had 2 1/2 hours of gymnastics before, but that’s not the point. My point is that you need a good night’s sleep the night before — don’t stay up all night thinking about the dance. If you do, the dance won’t be any fun at all. Believe me, I was falling asleep in my pizza because I hadn’t slept at all the night before. Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t be excited for it, just don’t get too excited. It won’t be very memorable if you fall asleep during your first slow dance.

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