School dances are a great opportunity to waste your time for five minutes before you realize that it’s super awkward and not fun at all. Simply put, school dances are something that you should never waste your time attending. Only one good thing has ever come out of a school dance and that was the debut of Fiery Nacho.
Fiery Nacho came into a school dance as a freshman and began doing a really cool yo-yo swinging thing. There’s some official name for it, but it’s the image that matters. As a senior, the only reason I would tread near a school dance (besides Sadie, because that’s actually fun) is to ironically walk through quickly.
The only other reason I can think of is if there is food. There was food at the last dance so I took a quick walk by but left immediately upon hearing Mamma Mia! Of course I was singing along in my head, but that’s beside the point.
I don’t think there is any reason to go to the dances unless you truly feel the need to experience something new. You won’t gain anything from going except a lingering sense of awkwardness. Unlike other events, the community does not really come together, and you won’t make new friends by attending.
I cannot stress enough that there is no reason to stay more than five minutes or, better yet, walk by and grab some food. I wholeheartedly do not endorse school dances (besides Sadie) and think that other events, such as sports games, are a much better way to bond with friends and create a sense of community.
(Copyright 2018 Ryan Green)