Provocative moves may put kibosh on school dances
EXETER, N.H. -- Officials at Exeter High School say they are sick of dirty dancing, and they aren’t talking about the 1987 hit movie.
In the Exeter newsletter, the principal says he is considering a ban on all school dances.
Principal Victor Sokul said he asked nineteen students to leave a school dance this month after they were seen grinding.
Sokul said ‘grinding,’ in which dancers rub their bodies against each other in a sexually suggestive manner, is not permitted by school policy.
School officials say they have held assemblies to try to teach kids what is appropriate when it comes to dancing, but an Exeter High graduate says the assemblies never worked.
“No matter what you do kids are going to be kids ... we are still going to dance how we dance.”
Some say the music business is to blame for the hit songs that promote bad behavior; others say parents are the ones who should be monitoring conduct instead of school officials.
The generation gap is proving to be a point of contention for school officials and students at the high school.
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