Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Get Kevin Bacon

From the Sun-Sentinel:

LEMOORE, Calif. – Fed up with students’ racy moves, a principal at a California high school has taken the unusual step of canceling the rest of this year’s school dances.

Principal Jim Bennett of Lemoore Union High School said he warned students at a winter formal dance last month to either quit dirty dancing or face the possibility of not dancing at all.

But he said the students continued “freak dancing,” a form of sexually suggestive dancing that involves grinding the hips and pelvic area.

The ban on dances includes the school’s Sadie Hawkins dance in February and the junior and senior proms in the spring, but Bennett said they could be rescheduled if students modify their behavior.

Meanwhile, the school’s drama club is planning a production of the musical Footloose.