Youth from the Church of Jesus of Latter-Day Saints took it to the dance floor last Friday breaking off from being shy young teenagers to dancing enthusiasts. A local band with frontman Martin Baso cranked up the music throughout the night for three hours.
The church organizes youth dances twice a year to “build confidence and develop appropriate relationships between young men and young women.”
These dances are not only for members of the church but for “investigators” who are 14 years old and above with few restrictions in the church which say, “when dancing, avoid full body contact with your partner. Do not use positions or moves that are suggestive of sexual behavior.”
Coordinating the dance were stake youth leadership and ward youth leaders. Three hours of dancing didn’t dampen the youth’s spirit to shout for more. Stake Young Women President Neilani Ackley asked the youth if they considered their new dance partner to be their “BFF” (Best Friends Forever). They all answered in full agreement. A youth told the Journal that he had fun and hopes to participate in more upcoming youth dances.