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As a junior I attended my first prom. At the beginning of the year, I wasn’t going to go to prom due to not having a reason to go. I thought that going to prom would make me feel socially awkward and that I wouldn’t have the confidence to dance in front of a bunch of people. I felt as though I would look weird all dressed up as well because I have this fear of showing my shoulders, I feel as though they are very wide and odd looking. The dancing part of prom is what scared me the most though because I have no technique just like a noodle-I just fling my arms around awkwardly and call that dancing. I know of many types of different dancing and that everyone dances differently, but I was still self conscious of my noodle dancing.

 

I definitely danced and had no reason to worry about embarrassing myself because prom was basically just a sweaty circle of people in their own worlds on top of each other. I had brought my boyfriend Alexander with me to prom. While Alex also felt awkward for not knowing anyone besides his cousin, I felt awkward for my lack of dancing skills.  Eventually Alex made me feel comfortable and I wasn’t even worried about my lack of dancing skills after a while. I am very glad that I had brought someone to prom with me who made me feel comfortable enough to dance with my noodle arms flinging everywhere.

 

After prom was quite a time as well. After prom was at Gravity, the trampoline park in Kokomo. I had never been there so I was excited to see what the place consisted of. Alex and I had jumped around, wore ourselves out for half an hour, and then decided to head home for the night. Between dancing and jumping for four hours straight, the both of us were exhausted by the time we got back to our homes. Attending after prom was worth the money for sure though.

 

In the end I am glad I got the chance to bring Alex with me to prom as well as attend my first prom. Prom was very fun and I am looking forward to going next year. The stress of getting a dress and what type of shoes to wear is one part I will not be looking forward to, but prom as a whole is something to look forward to again. Maybe I can even practice my skills of dancing in the meantime before the next prom comes rolling around.

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  1. hvest95 on May 10th, 2018 8:50 am

    Great article! Alex is a really cool guy and I’m glad that you two had fun at prom together. I’m sure that you’ll enjoy next year’s prom as well! Good job!

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  2. Mr. Smith on May 10th, 2018 1:47 pm

    Kelsey, I think you did a great thing by stepping outside of your comfort zone and trying something new! You now know what you would have missed if you had not tried. Thank you for sharing this with us!

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  3. Olivia Salyers on May 15th, 2018 5:23 pm

    I’m glad you have fun! Nobody is a perfect dancer and we all have a little case of the noodle arms, so you just have to remember that everyone is a little nervous and it’s not just you. Great article!

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