Top 10 Ways You Know you’re at a Mormon Youth Dance

Teenagers line dance

How can you tell if you’re at a Mormon dance? Try these!

10. The boys are glued to the wall

9. They play Cotton-eye Joe, every time

8. Book of Mormon distance apart


7. The DJ is in the bishopric

6. Decorated basketball hoops

5. All the girls are taller than the boys

4. There are always peppermint lifesavers on the refreshment table

3. You were a real rebel for coming without a tie

2. You had to bring a dance card to get in the front door

1. Spiking the punch means Mountain Dew

Christopher D. Cunningham is the managing editor for Public Square Magazine and contributor to Third Hour. He loves emphatically celebrating the normal healthy development of his sons Albus and Whitman, writing about the Church of Jesus Christ, finding the middle ground on most controversies, and using Western Family generic brand lip balm. Christopher is a proud graduate of Brigham Young University-Idaho, and a resident of San Antonio, Texas.