PLEASANT VIEW — Jaden Spendlove wasn’t planning on attending his sixth-grade dance on Friday afternoon, but he’s glad he changed his mind.
“I was going to chicken out,” said the Lomond View student. “I was nervous about dancing with random people, but I practiced the steps and now I’m really glad I came.”
Dressed in a white T-shirt and jeans rolled up at the bottom, Jaden danced the waltz and swing with the rest of his classmates. The girls all wore their hair up in a high ponytail tied with a scarf. Each wore a wide swing felt skirt, called a poodle skirt, in bold colors that included red, lime green, purple, pink, blue and polka dot. The boys wore white T-shirts and jeans. Some wore leather jackets and sunglasses, and some slicked their hair back.