Saturday, June 4, 2011
Dance, Dance, Dance
Do you remember your 8th grade dance?
When I was in junior high we had dances, but never a big 8th grade dance. I used to have so much fun dancing to songs like this:
These days a lot of middle schools go all out for their 8th grade dances. One school did an "ICE" theme:
My school always goes all out with their designs too. Last night they had a giant "Broadway" sign, with a red carpet for the kids to walk in on.
The kids looked beautiful- not exactly dressed for prom, but dressed in the prettiest party dresses and suits! One thing they had that was a great idea was a "shoe check". The girls were all able to check their shoes when they walked in so that they could DANCE! They had free snacks and punch for them and a photo booth for them to take pictures in.
I took my daughter with me to chaperone and she thought it was great! She can't wait to be in middle school (a few years to go yet, kiddo!) I was proud of the kids that they kept it classy, there wasn't really any grinding (dirty dancing) - just a lot of kids dancing and having fun. Remember the train? Kids still do that!
And everyone did the "Casper Slide", "Cupid Shuffle" and of course, the "Dougie"! Thank goodness I had watched this video and could join in!