I’ve only got a few hours (read 3 pm) until I’m in biiiiiig trouble for this post, but once I stumbled on these photos there was no stopping me.
Apologies for the lousy photography. I was already hiding in dark corners, trying not to be too embarrassing when I took these, six years ago.
Once a week, the kids had to dress up (the girls wore white gloves) and gather in the school cafeteria to learn the niceties of how to get along face to face with members of the opposite sex. They learned different dances, in pairs and as a group, and had to switch partners and actually speak to each other (even then, way before digital communication was as insidious as it is today).
As you can see, it was a real winner for the kids:
Secretly, though, I think they enjoyed it.
Well, maybe not …