Got the spring dance blues? 3 sitches, solved!
The problem: You arrive early, and there's hardly anyone there yet. You and your friends are feeling stupid and bored.
The solution: Remind each other that you have fun together whenever you hang out at other times. You never needed crowds before when it was just your group, and you've all danced together around your room a thousand times. Stop waiting for others to make the fun- get out there on the dance floor and make your own.
The problem: You are having a blast, but the good friend you came with tells you she's ready to go home now. But the night is still young, and you want to stay.
The solution: This is a tricky one and definitely depends on the circumstances. Did something bad happen to her, like she just got dumped or tore her skirt? If so, pull her aside and talk to her. The friendship comes first, and she needs you. If she's just bored or cranky, that's another story. You can tell her you understand she needs to bolt, but you'd like to stay and catch a ride home with someone else. If that's not possible, try to compromise on a fair time she would be willing to stick it out, like a half hour or so.
The problem: You're the one who's bored, and there is no way you can leave early. Two hours to go, and you feel stuck.