The Dance is the 6th episode of Season 2 on WB teen drama Dawson's Creek.


SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME – Joey's (Katie Holmes) secret hangs heavy between her and Dawson (James Van Der Beek) as they reluctantly attend the Homecoming Dance along with Pacey (Joshua Jackson), Andie (Meredith Monroe), Jack (Kerr Smith) and Jen (Michelle Williams), yet the dream of a perfect night ends in utter shambles. Back at the Leery home, Dawson is devastated when Mitch (John Wesley Shipp) and Gale (Mary-Margaret Humes) take the painful step of a trial separation.


James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
Michelle Williams as Jen Lindley
Katie Holmes as Joey Potter
Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter
Mary Beth Peil as Evelyn Ryan
Mary-Margaret Humes as Gail Leery
John Wesley Shipp as Mitch Leery

Special Guest Stars

Meredith Monroe as Andie McPhee
Kerr Smith as Jack McPhee

Guest starring

Monica Keena as Abby Morgan
Ali Larter as Kristy Livingstone


  • Dawson punches Jack when he finds out Jack kissed Joey
  • Joey breaks up with Dawson
  • Andie full on confesses her feelings for Pacey and they share their first kiss
  • Jen and Jack find common ground over their feelings for Dawson and Joey, respectively.
  • Last appearance of Ali Larter as Kristy.



The Dance at tunefind

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