MATRIC DANCE DO’S AND DON’TS BY URSULA BOTHA

The matric dance is possibly one of the biggest highlights of your final year at school. You get to dress up like a princess and dance the night away with your besties. However with the matric farewell comes anxiety, pressures and expectations. As your unofficial big sister I’m here to guide you through a list of do’s and don’ts in order for you to have the best time! The official do’s and don’t list
  1. The Dress
DO: Feel comfortable in your dress. You’ll know when it’s the right fit because you won’t want to take it off. DO: Make sure you can breathe and move freely in it for your dance floor moves. DON’T: Choose the dress that your mom or siblings say you ‘must’ wear.
  1. Finding a date
DON’T: Stress over finding a date. It’s not a big deal. Remember this is YOUR night, don’t make it about a boy. DO: ask a friend or go with a group of friends.
  1. Shoes
DO: Wear your shoes in with socks a few weeks before the dance. DO: Practice walking in your heels at home. DO: find your perfect slipper from Miss Black
  1. Expectations
DON’T: have expectations of a fantasy/perfect night because this will lead to disappointments. DO: Be in the moment.
  1. Photo’s
DO: Practice your poses at home in front of the mirror. DO: Also take some fun/silly photo’s with your friends. DO: Take a special pic with your parents.
  1. Checklist
DO: Prepare by making a list of everything you need to do (like booking appointments and finding your perfect Miss Black shoe).
  1. Goals
DO: Make your goal to have the most fun at the dance. Don’t compare yourself to anyone. Your confidence is the most beautiful thing a girl can have. Use it and abuse it! Your good vibes will attract all good things to you. Use these tips as a guide to inspire you to have the best evening and the most fun. With love from your unofficial big sister Ursula. Mwah xx

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