Careless Whispers at My Grade Five Dance

MusicWe had our first boy-girl dance in grade five. It was the girls' idea. They convinced our teacher who agreed so long as when we danced we held our arms straight out so there would be minimal bodily contact.

The organizers wanted some slow songs during which we'd couple up and dance. That meant throwing on Wham's "Careless Whisper". Starting in grade five, "Careless Whisper" became the primary school dance staple.

To this day, whenever I hear that opening saxophone riff or George Michael bellowing out the lyrics to "Careless Whisper", I'm instantly brought back to those primary school dances.

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Steve Perry...Oh Sherry. That was the only slow song in the 1 grade 6 dance that we begged to have. Takes me right back to that!

August 29, 2008 @ 4:03 PM


Wowza, I'm old. My Grade five dance with a boy was to "Dreamweaver" by Gary Wright.

August 29, 2008 @ 6:02 PM


How about Take My Breath Away by Berlin? I danced to that one in grade 6.

I can still remember the girl too, wonder what she's been up to all these years...

August 30, 2008 @ 12:14 AM

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