I'm going to teach fourth graders to waltz today. They asked for this, so my patience is going to be very thin if they get all shy about touching each other. Ballroom dancing means touching, kids! Suck it up!
I am going to try to make it as painless as possible. If you were a fourth grade boy, would it be least embarrassing to dance with a girl, another boy, or the teacher? Which would be most embarrassing? There are only seven of them, someone is going to get left without a partner.