Eighteen-year-old Horace is paying a visit to his sister Inez in Harrison, Texas. She is eager to fix him up with a local girl and has made plans for Horace to take her to a dance. Horace doesn't dance and dreads the thought of an awkward social situation until he meets Mary Catherine. Mary Catherine is also unsure of herself. But somehow she and Horace help each other find the confidence they need to conquer their fears.