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The Not-A-Dance Dance
"What is it?" "It's not a dance"
It has been a few years since I was in high school, but one of the things I had wanted to do and could never convince anyone to help me plan was something I figured would be called "Not-a-dance". We used to have what we called "stomps" - essentially a DJ at the high school gym, a few couples locked to each other all night, and the rest of the crowd shaking around to whatever beat was playing.
I though we might as well call it as it is, and not have a dance, or rather, have a dance but make it one where couples were uncomfortable and the playlist consitsted of songs about breaking up or angry duets and all of the other great music that is never played at a traditional dance. It would be an opportuntity to hear all of those great angry love ballads and not feel any awkward pressure to ask someone to dance. High school angst would be both captured and alleviated!
A sample playlist can be found below: