Ok ok ok theory time!!!
So i’ve seen a lot of people have been thinking this is probably a flash back. Which would be great if it is. And i’m starting to think it is! The one thing that really gave it away was that fact that they both hated each other. Tom doesn’t hate star, in fact he’d do anything to help her because he cares about her. Here it seems like they just meet and are getting off on the wrong foot before the dance changes everything.
But what if we play with the fact that this actually happens in universe and its not a flashback. Honestly i wouldn’t mind it. If its an actual event that occurs in season 3 it would be an interesting plot device. Marco is with jackie right now and if star starts taking an interest in tom again it’s probably gonna be a light bulb moment for marco. He’s gonna realize that star being with another guy let alone tom; bugs him. Eventually realizing that he has feelings for star. his emotions are everywhere and Jackie even starting to notice this as well. Its probably a long shot and it might just be a flash back but that would be an interesting plot twist.
Either way that dance was so damn cute my starco heart hates me.