Dirty dancing in schools

Dancing’s a hot topic these days.
I’m writing a story today about local schools’ efforts to cut down on dancing they deem too suggestive. Central York High School removed some students who didn’t comply with the rules at the homecoming dance, and Dover added rules about dancing for tonight’s event. York Catholic’s always told students they must dance appropriately.
I started hearing about this subject when a Lancaster County school canceled a dance in favor of a talent show because of offensive dancing. As I was writing, I did a google news search on the subject and discovered it’s being dealt in a number of places.
Students at a Maine high school were angry when their school banned grinding.
An Ohio school canceled dances until rules are set about dancing.
A Michigan high school had students sign a contract saying they’ll abide by the rules – including those about dancing.
Some members of our Teen Takeover blogged on the issue here and here.
Why is this popping up everywhere now? Has the dancing become worse in just the past year or so?

About Angie Mason

I'm the education reporter at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. I want to know what's happening inside York County classrooms. Email me at amason@ydr.com or follow me on Twitter: @angiemason1
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One Response to Dirty dancing in schools

  1. Liz says:

    This is a big concern these days…

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