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Teens

Seeing Dots

“Sure, we’d love to try them on.”

(submitted by Amanda)

Superstar

“This is one of my 1988 dance recital portraits from The Dancer’s Studio in Dearborn, MI. I wasn’t like the rest of the ballerinas who had been studying dance since birth; I started late so I was put in the “teen beginners” jazz class. I was easily the worst dancer in the school; if you watch the recital video you can see me spinning in the wrong direction and knocking into people. Our teacher, Miss Maryann, picked our costumes and we danced to the song “Hourglass” by Sweet.

I was twelve years old and obviously at that stage where I had no idea what to do with my body. Everything was out of proportion; my glasses were too big, my tights were too big and I could never get my bangs right. I remember a friend at summer camp made me that friendship bracelet and I never took it off so it was really grungy.

The photographer posed us and for me there was really no other option than the jazz hands. I find it kind of amazing that this photo is now one of the top 5 image results when you google “jazz hands.” Like my extreme dorkiness has become a cultural meme. There’s an authenticity to that, dorkiness. There’s no pretense to dorkiness.”

(submitted by Adriana)

The Prom Date

This is Paul. He’ll have you home by nowhere near the time he says he will.

(submitted by Mollie)

Beautiful Mind

Ever wondered what the kid with the clarinet is really thinking?

(submitted by Scott)

The Third Wheel

You’ve just been asked to prom… by another couple.

(submitted by Chrissy)

Roman Shade

Clearly, all of the other props were occupied at this photo studio.

(submitted by Trevin)

Here I Go Again

Some people just have “it.”

(submitted by Jasmine)

Chandalier

Real class is allowing yourself to be showered by chandelier fragments.

(submitted by Amie)

Freaky Friday

We get the strange feeling that a switch might have taken place here.

(submitted by Nicole)

Smells Like Teen Spirit

 

While AFP’s favorite sister-in-law celebrates her birthday today, we want to celebrate her impressive kneeshelf into armshelf combination. Happy b-day, Kristi, and go Spartans!