Annapolis High School in Maryland is requiring their students and their parents to sign a “dance contract” before attending any of the dances at the school. The contract is not allowing them to do any provocative dances like twerking or grinding. Well, that just takes all the fun out of high school dances! Unless you have an endless loop of classics like “The Electric Slide,” “The Cupid Shuffle” and insert country line dance here.
“Dances have become more provocative in recent years, and we’ve had some issues at schools frankly,” said Bob Mosier, Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Many parents are in support of the contract, claiming that their kids do indeed need to calm down their raunchy dance moves. The dance contract isn’t new, but having the parents signing it is. “I know my parents would never know what that was, but now they know what twerking is,” said Bailey Greene, student.
While me and many of the people in my circle are over twerking, somewhere in middle America, it’s still a thing. And high school kids love to do it. But you know what limitations on teenagers does–makes them want to do the forbidden thing even more. The contract is only a piece of paper that claims if you don’t sign, you can’t go. It will never stop these students from twerking.
Check out the contract below:
Dances have become more provocative in recent years, and we’ve had some issues at schools frankly,” said Bob Mosier, Anne Arundel County Public Schools.
“I think it’s fair, because some of the kids do need to tone it down,” said Nicole Harbor, parent. The dance contract itself is nothing new, but having parents sign it is, and students say the contract is a lot more specific this year. Nine out of 12 high schools in Anne Arundel County have some form of dance contracts, but not all require signatures. The specific guidelines are left up to individual principals. Students believe the increased enforcement is due to increased attention on certain moves, like twerking. “I know my parents would never know what that was, but now they know what twerking is,” said Bailey Greene, student.
But even parents who signed the contract doubted its effectiveness.
“The schools have to do something, but whether it will be 100 percent successful…I doubt it,” said Bill Wink, parent. In addition to the ban on certain types of dancing, the contract also requires students to dress appropriately. They cannot show excessive amounts of skin. WJZ did call several other districts. None of those had a district-wide policy regarding school dances. The decision is left up to principals.
I blame Miley.
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