DawsonWhat did he do that I didn't do???
Joey(in disbelief) he asked her out?!
Dance is the 2nd episode of Season 1 of Dawson's Creek.


A FIRST FOR EVERYTHING -- Dawson (James Van Der Beek) experiences his first bout of jealousy when Jen (Michelle Williams) accepts a date with Cliff the superjock (guest star Scott Foley); after their first kiss, Tamara (Leann Hunley) does her best to elude Pacey (Joshua Jackson) but they once again find themselves in a compromising situation; and Joey (Katie Holmes) makes it clear to Dawson¹s mother (Mary-Margaret Humes) that she knows her secret.


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

Recurring cast

Leann Hunley as Tamara Jacobs
Scott Foley as Cliff Elliot
Mitchell Laurance as Benjamin Gold

Guest starring

Nicole Nieth as Nellie Oleson


Joey, I plan to make it really hard for you not to like me
I'm an artist, torture is a prerequisite
She challenges me the way you do. She could be you; except, she's Jen
—Dawson to Joey
This is so unfair. I'm not good with girls... and I finally meet someone...
—Pacey to Tamara
What have we learned from tonight's 90210 evening?
—Dawson to Joey


  • Pacey makes out with Jen (they share a kissing scene in Sea Creature from the Deep, but Pacey 'elaborates' and Dawson cuts the scene altogether)
  • Jen tells Dawson she's interested
  • Pacey and Tamara share a kiss


dawson talks to mr. gold
flames of truth | SARAH MASEN
jen helps joey clean up
i want you | SAVAGE GARDEN
the dance
happiness | ABRA MOORE
dawson and joey slow dance
ooh aah... just a little bit (cover) | ADAM FIELDS
dawson follows jen into the hall
pretty change | PAUL CHITEN
dawson tells joey that she remind him of jen
dawson tries to get rid of cliff
but you | PAUL CHITEN
gale and mitch
you don't know me (cover) | JANN ARDEN
joey watches as dawson and jen dance


screen shots

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