I don’t think they should end formal dances, but what I would like to see and it will never happen, is to have a mandatory etiquette and dance classes a few weeks before the big dance.
Boys could learn with boys. Girls with girls. It would be a laugh riot and then after they learn the basic waltz and polka, could move on to bustin’ a move with Aaron ( or whatever that guy is who choreographed N’sync’s moves.) Songs that are danceable - not a Grand Mal Seizure Dance Move- can be found that won’t make the teenagers go " oh crap this just sucks."
The reason I say this is that at weddings, there is nothing more pathetic at weddings than the bride and groom who pay great gobs of money for this day, and they stand out there on the dance floor clutching each other like it is the first time on ice skates for both of them.
Dancing is fun. Dancing is a great way to meet people. If you are a guy and can dance, you will always be a chick magnet. Anyone who says that guys who can dance are queer, kindly submit to Mr. Ujest for a beating. He is a fantastic dancer.
Sorry, off the major point. But, no I don’t think they should be ended. What I lacked in balls in the classroom, I made up for being able to dance and ask a guy to dance with me. Darkness is a big help for courage. If you think about it, everyone thinks you should be a part of a couple and if you are not then there is something seriously wrong with you. It’s pathetic, but that is how we are programmed now and what keeps talk shows on the air. Until we learn to be happy with our selves, we can never be happy with anyone else…etc.