School gyms with dimmed lights, sweaty palms, awkward dancing, everyone has an awkward school dance story to tell. Even NBC’s World of Dance celebrity judges Ne-Yo, Derek Hough, and host/mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum who have made their careers dancing) have somewhat uncomfortable stories of their first school dance. Read on below as they share their slow dance confessions. 

Looking at Ne-Yo now, you’d never guess he had to face girls whispering behind his back. Before Jenna’s first dance, she was  dumped via a note passed in class! Their stories are relatable—and hilarious—and are sure to bring up fond memories of your first slow dances.

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