Are School Dances Worth it?


Aaliyah Trejo, Editor

Here at Wilson, we host four school dances every school year. The Freshmen Dance, Homecoming, Winter Formal, and Prom are anticipated by many. Amongst many students, there are a few who ask, are school dances worth going? Some even ask, why pay money to spend time with friends when you could do it for free? School dances can be worth going as long as you have a great attitude about it. 

Many have said going to school dances are a waste of time, a cliche, and a waste of money. On the contrary, school dances can be fun, as it gives you and your friends a chance to dress up, feel special, and have a great time with others from school. It also gives you a chance to spend time with peers you may have not talked to in school. Not to mention that it gives you a break from school work and homework, and allows you to just have fun. 

However, on the downside, the bigger school dances such as Winter Formal and Prom can be pricey. Just one ticket can put a dent in many pockets. Although it is important to save for the bigger events, especially if you want a memorable day with friends and peers. Just a reminder going to Winter Formal and Prom is not a necessity to create memorable moments with friends, but it can be one of the few chances to have fun with your peers from school. 

The Law of Cause and Effect states, Whatever you put out into the universe is what you will receive. Remember that your attitude affects your experiences.  School dances can be moments you will remember forever. High school can be chaotic and maddening, and a school dance can be a great opportunity to relax, wind down, and take a break.

Whether you decide to go to a school dance or not, remember that that high school is stressful and it’s worth going to a school dance even just one. High school is only four years so make the best of it!