We held our first Skip the Small Talk Prom at Dorchester Brewing Company. It was way more fun and a LOT less awkward than high school prom. We asked folks to show up in fabulous attire, whatever that meant to them. Nick Arango, a local fusion dance teacher, taught partner dancing before a Skip the Small Talk. We used our research-based structure and cards with thought-provoking questions on them to get strangers talking in a low-stress way about topics that help people feel more connected to each other. We ended with a dance party, featuring a spontaneous conga line that took over the brewery.