Monday, November 19, 2007

Freaked Out: Teen Dance Moves Split a Texas Town

From the front page of today's WSJ.  I never cease to be amazed by the idiocy of some parents:
>      A new resolve by school officials in  this booming Dallas suburb to crack down on sexually suggestive dancing -- and  skimpy clothing -- has sparked a
>      rancorous debate over what boundaries should  be set for teenagers' self-expression. Argyle joins a long list of other  schools around the country
>      that have banned the hip-hop inspired dancing known  as "grinding" or "freak dancing."
        But in Argyle, a once-sleepy farming community strained by explosive growth from an influx of well-to-do  suburbanites, the controversy has gotten
>      vicious. Some parents blame the newly  installed school superintendent, Jason Ceyanes, 35, for ruining their  children's October homecoming dance by
>      enforcing a strict dress code and  making provocative dancing off-limits. Disgusted, a lot of kids left, and the dance ended early.


Freaked Out: Teens' Dance Moves Split a Texas Town

November 19, 2007; Page A1

ARGYLE, Texas -- Karen Miller, 53 years old, saw her first "freak dance" four years ago when she was chaperoning a high-school dance attended by her freshman daughter.

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