It's been a very fun, and very sweet time, bringing to mind my own middle school dances.
Eldest has fun getting gussied up before each event, relishing the after school time she gets to spend with her friends. They are only middles schoolers, though, so the school is mindful not to make these gatherings exclusive to dancing. There are plenty of other activities for the students to participate in: games, sometimes rides. But the dance is there for them should they want to get their groove on.
These are very special times, with important memories being made. It's an honor to be a part of them, and feel the excitement of the "before" as well as the "after".