PROM ! DANCING ? SOCIALISING ?

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PROM ! DANCING ? SOCIALISING ?

Postby sarah xxx » Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:01 pm

Iv got prom in a few days time and im dreading it ! iv always avoided things like this as i prefer being by myself but my family insist i go :roll: i wont be able to dance at all as iv got the worst balance ever :oops: and im not very good at talking to people either :| Has anybody had a similar problem or have any advice ?????????? :shock:

*UPDATE* WENT TO PROM AND HAD A GOOD TIME, WASNT AS BAD AS I WAS IMAGINING :roll: I EVEN DANCED A LITTLE EVEN THOUGH I WAS TERRIBLE AT IT :P THANKS FOR ALL THE ADVICE :mrgreen:
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Re: PROM ! DANCING ? SOCIALISING ?

Postby k9ruby » Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:32 pm

I went and came back after two hours :P Could you do that?
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Re: PROM ! DANCING ? SOCIALISING ?

Postby TK2oo8 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:07 pm

I wish I could help you, but I skipped my prom. From what I hear, I didn't miss much. :P

If you are planning to go, I'd say try and find a group of familiar people to hang around with. If you're not going with someone, maybe try and find a friend who is going alone, too? :)

Sorry for the lack of good advice, I'm still useless at situations like that myself. :(
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Re: PROM ! DANCING ? SOCIALISING ?

Postby parnassus » Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:36 pm

You could always leave early, as Ruby suggested. I've done that several times before now. In fact, on one occasion I exited via the window. There were too many people in between me and the door, and I felt that immediate evacuation was called for. Fortunately we were on the ground floor. I stood in the icy November night and shivered in a strapless top until it was time to go home. I don't recommend that method. :P Carry a taxi firm number in your purse so that you have the means of getting away quickly if you need to. Pack some earplugs if you struggle to cope with noise, and make sure there is a quiet place you can escape to if you need to take some time out.
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Postby sarah xxx » Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:18 pm

Thanks for the advice :D i hope 2 get it over with a quickly as possible :lol: loud noise/people are not my thing :? nice 2 have a place where people understand me, non dyspraxic people cant understand why im dreading it ! 8)
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Re: PROM ! DANCING ? SOCIALISING ?

Postby MontyDyspraxia » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:57 pm

Like a lot of us here, I am not a party person and I hate socialising, but I went to my prom anyway and I ended up being Prom Queen so it's not all bad. I think you should definitely consider it. I went with a group of girls in my class and they took care of me when I wasn't feeling too good (It was getting late and I was tired :P ) Hopefully you have people like that at your school.
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Re: PROM ! DANCING ? SOCIALISING ?

Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:13 pm

At my prom there was a sit-down meal first, then dancing etc. Leaving early is good.
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Re: PROM ! DANCING ? SOCIALISING ?

Postby JamesStanley » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:40 pm

I actually quite enjoyed my prom we started off we having a pictures taken then we went for a meal then are teachers talked of our achievements and then the music and dancing started and that wasn't that bad i mean the i hated alot of the songs but im not a big fan of modern music however modern music is much easier to dance to i just copied what everyone else did and that mainly consisted of moving mt arms up and down i stayed till the end. but if you dont want to stay then you should be able to leave whenever you like but personally i would give the dancing a try before you leave you might find you actually enjoy it
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Re: PROM ! DANCING ? SOCIALISING ?

Postby Steph » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:50 pm

I would say give it a chance but, if you're really not happy, take a taxi number as Vicky suggested and call them when you've had enough as people are meant to be happy at proms so, if you're not, you won't enjoy it so you may as well do something you enjoy instead. I went to my Year 11 prom and ended up really enjoying it but I didn't go to my Year 13 prom as my sixth form college was a lot bigger than my secondary school-2500 students in my year compared to 75 at secondary school. From what I heard, it was a good thing I didn't go as some particularly drunken students wrecked the venue leading to a lifelong ban for the college hosting parties there again! I hope your prom goes well for you.
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Re: PROM ! DANCING ? SOCIALISING ?

Postby Lawzy » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:06 pm

Just go and socialise with your friends, you don't have to dance.
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