Schools Try to Stop Students from Grinding at Dances

Schools across the country are trying different techniques to make students dance more appropriately.

Schools Try to Stop Students from Grinding at Dances

Schools across the country are trying different techniques to make students dance more appropriately.

-Faye Brennan

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Remember those school dances back in high school? When you’d wait to see who was going to ask who to dance? Well, they’re not as much fun anymore. At least, not to the students.

Public schools across the country have been trying new ways to get students to stop grinding on the dance floor. Parents and teachers alike believe it’s inappropriate and too sexually suggestive when hips are moving together to the music.

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To stop this type of dancing, students at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle have to sign a contract before the dance, promising to not to make “lewd contact” on the dance floor. If they get caught grinding, they’ll be kicked out.

And at Pacific Hills School in West Hollywood, the lights will be turned up and Burt Bacharach will start to play from the speakers if teenagers start to grind at their school dance.

Other schools have just canceled dances altogether in order to avoid the problem.

Parents and school teachers blame this increase in grinding on the hyper-sexual culture of today, where Adam Lambert simulates oral sex on stage and where music videos show that it’s cool to dance sexy.

“It’s a wild world out there,” says Susan Schmaeling, a mom in Houston. “But parents have to say ‘no.’ I’m not my kids’ friend, I’m their mother.”

No more dirty dancing for you, kids! (MSNBC)

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0 thoughts on “Schools Try to Stop Students from Grinding at Dances

  1. lpfns says:

    I don’t know how I feel about this. Canceling school dances to avoid grinding….when did avoiding a problem become a solution? And I’m not convinced dancing is a problem, however suggestive it might seem. These are teenagers. Whether they publicly “grind” or not, sex is a very different issue for them. If you’re problem is that its sexually suggestive, maybe you should teach them about sex, respect, and choices…not grinding in public.

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