Dancing with the Devil is an urban legend about a girl who goes to her school dance and meets a strange man in black. It is also known as “The Devil at the Dance”.
There was a young girl who lived in Texas. She was excited because it was the night of the high school dance. She had bought a brand new dress for the occasion and she was sure she was going to look beautiful in it. She wanted the dance to be the best evening of her young life.
Then her mother came in the house, looking pale and determined.
“You are not going to that dance,” her mother said.
“But why?” the girl asked her mother.
“I’ve just been talking to the preacher. He says the dance is going to be for the devil. You are absolutely forbidden to go,” her mother said.
The girl nodded as if she accepted her mother’s words, but she was determined to go to the dance. As soon as her mother was busy, she put on her brand new dress, sneaked out of the house and hurried to her high school.
As soon as she walked into the ballroom, all of the young men turned to look at her. She was startled by all the attention. Normally, no one noticed her. Her mother sometimes accused her of being too awkward to get a boyfriend. But she was not awkward that night. The boys in her class were fighting with each other to dance with her.
Later, she broke away from the crowd and went to the table to get some punch to drink. She heard a sudden hush. The music stopped. When she turned around, she saw a handsome young man with jet black hair standing next to her. He looked striking, with jet-black hair slicked back from his forehead and an expensive suit.
“You will dance with me,” he said.
The girl managed to stammer a “yes”, completely stunned by this gorgeous man. He led her out on the dance floor. The music sprang up at once. She found herself dancing better than she had ever danced before. They were the center of attention.
Then the man spun her around and around. She gasped for breath, trying to step out of the spin. But he spun her faster and faster. Her feet felt hot. The floor seemed to melt under her. When she looked down, she noticed that the young man wasn’t wearing any shoes and instead of feet, he had black hooves.
He spun her even faster. She was spinning so fast that a cloud of dust flew up around them both so that they were hidden from the crowd.
When the dust settled, the girl was gone. The man in black bowed once to the crowd and disappeared. The devil had come to his party and he had spun the girl all the way to hell.