The Big Dance

Season 1, Episode 2

The Big Dance
First Aired January 25, 1987
Production Code 102
Writer(s) Yan Moore
Director(s) Kit Hood
Episode Guide


Kiss Me, Steph


The Experiment

The Big Dance is the second episode of Degrassi Junior High's First season, and the Second episode of the original Degrassi series.



Voula asks her father to go to the school dance, but he won't let her because he says she's too young. At school Stephanie tries to talk to Voula, but Voula makes a sarcastic remark. Stephanie asks if they can be friends again and Voula says "Not in a hundred million years." Stephanie meets Lucy in the washroom and asks if she's ever asked a boy out. Joey talks to Wheels and asks if he's going to the dance. Joey says that he's going to ask Stephanie to the dance. Meanwhile, Stephanie thinks that Wheels is good looking. She can't keep her eyes off of him during class. Voula comes up with an idea to make the dance a benefit so the school can sponsor a foster child. Since she can't go to the dance, she says Stephanie should be the one to present the check at the dance. Voula goes home and tells her father there is a "meeting" at the school Saturday evening and he lets her go. Joey is excited about asking Stephanie to the dance, but she wants to talk to Wheels instead. She asks Wheels to the dance and he says yes. Voula, Stephanie, Heather and Erica all meet at Lucy's house before the dance. Voula leaves early when she sees Stephanie is there. Heather, Erica and Stephanie decide to drink Lucy's parent's alcohol and Stephanie gets very drunk. The girls walk to the dance and Stephanie can barely walk. Stephanie finally meets with Wheels at the dance. While they're dancing, Stephanie gets sick and runs to the washroom where she promptly throws up.
It's time to present the check and Stephanie is too sick to do it. Lucy goes to find Voula and tell her she has to be the one to present it, Voula doesn't want to do it because it's past her curfew, but she does it anyway. Meanwhile, her dad comes to the dance to search for her. Voula is giving the speech and sees her dad in the crowd, and he takes her home. Stephanie still feels sick and feels embarrassed and says she'll call Voula and Wheels to apologize.

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