Square Dancing

4 04 2011

Square dancing.
Every 7th grade student dreads it for the first 3/4 of the school year. The entire idea is absurd. Contact? With the opposite gender? Holding hands??? It’s ridiculous, stupid, frightening. You’d think, that with the social background we have, it wouldn’t be a problem, but we are just 12 years old, no matter how old we act, and we don’t have nearly as experience as adults. The divide between genders existed from elementary school, and now the teachers are asking usto cross it. I don’t see the point in dancing, though. Are we cowboys? Hillbillies? It’s not as if we are going to square dance at a club or anything. The only reason for this unit, I think, is the milestone it represents in maturing. We are no longer giggling 6th graders, playing at grown-up. The gym teachers slammed us pretty hard today when we stood around instead of coupling (!!!) up. They yelled that we are 7TH graders, and it’s about time we grew up and starting acting like them. It sort of woke us up, but one things for sure- I sure am not going to enjoy do-say-do-ing…
With a complete stranger. 😦