JH students dance

JH busts moves

Overcoming nerves to dance

By: Koen Johnson

DT Student Council members hosted a dance in the west gym for junior high students wanting to bust a move. The dance was held on March 4 from 8-10. An estimated 30 students showed up to dance with 6 high school students serving as a hype squad. 

The theme for the dance was church casual. Many of the kids wanted to dress up a little nicer as this was the first school. 

“I was very excited to go and a little worried about how it was going to go,” said 7th grader Kaser Johnson. 

As many of the students had never been to a school dance, in part due to COVID-19, the young students didn’t what it was going to be like. However, students in attendance danced the night away despite their nerves. 

“The dance was very fun! I would totally go to another one because I got to spend time with my friends and make memories I will never forget!” said 7th Grader Lauran VanDiest. 

At the beginning of the dance, the energy was low as everyone was taking pictures and was too nervous to dance. As the dance went on the HS STCO members brought up the energy by encouraging the JH students to go dance. By the end of the night, all the students were dancing and having a great time. 

“My favorite part was when everyone went crazy for the hype up songs, or when we made a circle and someone danced in the middle,” said 8th grader Peyton Saylor.