Homecoming Headache? We have you Covered with these Surefire Tips!

Madison Tucker and Alison Engelage

Fretting about your first high school homecoming? Here are some tips to make dancing the night away a breeze! Coming from those who have been to a high school dance before, it’s nice to know what you’re getting into. I promise there’s nothing to worry about, but using these four tips will encourage and help you be uber prepared for the dance! 


Go with a Group: Going with a group is so much more fun than just one person. Being able to be with your closest friends making memories is one of the best parts of high school and the dances that come with it. 


Make Memories: You’re only in high school once! This goes along with going in a group. You would rather look back with regrets that taught you lessons than look back and think “what if!” Just go and do it. We’re all high schoolers still trying to figure ourselves out and what kind of people we want to be. Getting experiences and making memories with your friends can help you learn and grow. 


Dance Dance Yeah: Don’t think you’ve got the moves to bust a groove on the dance floor? Think again! While the gym can get a bit intimidating, going in with the mindset of being yourself and having fun regardless of others around you will allow you to relax and enjoy the moment. Not sure where to start? Check out this surefire dancing tutorial, you’ll be dance floor-ready in no time! 


Before and After: Before and after the dance is always the best. The excitement of getting ready all day, nails, hair, makeup, etc. And don’t forget going to dinner and taking pictures with your friends! After the dance activities, however, can be hard to top. Whether you’re getting together with friends, going to parties, having a sleepover, or getting unready, it could very well be the highlight of your night! (Safely executed, of course.)  


Coat/Shoe/Purse Check: Most girls will definitely have purses they aren’t gonna want to carry around the whole dance. Well, they’re in luck! A table is designated specifically for shoes and purses. You give it to the people working there and they give you a number. Then, when you’re ready to go, you can grab your stuff. 


Wear Deodorant: There is already going to be a bunch of sweaty kids crowded in a gym dancing. To keep the fumes from getting even worse, what’s the solution? Deodorant! (What a concept huh?) Just save yourself the embarrassment and stock up. 


Hopefully, you’ll be able to put these tips to good use. But at the end of the day? Just have fun! These tips can help you do that while being smart and safe in the process. Good luck at your first high school dance and remember to cherish the memories!