Wednesday, January 27, 2010

School Dance

When "Footloose" was released in the 1980s, we thought, "Gawd! What kind of backwards school district bans dancing?"

Well, here we are, almost twenty years later, and another school district has put such stringent rules on their high school dance that I find it difficult to see how dancing could be possible while adhering to them. According to The Smoking Gun (, the school district has decided that dancing is OK, as long as "both feet must remain on the floor at all times."

Ohh Kaaay?

There are other rules, but that one takes the cake.

Don't you just love the last bit about students being videotaped for their own safety? I wonder what administrator will be assigned the task of minutely watching those videos for signs of "touching," "cleavage" and "sexual bending." Will they, I also wonder, be allowed to make copies so the whole administrative staff can assist in checking to make sure all students keep all feet on the floor at all times?

Your taxes at work, folks...

Click on the image to enlarge. Image ganked from TSG and visible at the link.


  1. Oooh, that is funny. The filming part is crazy. Are they going to pore over it after the dance to make sure nobody's feet left the floor?

  2. Marvelous legal snooping down the dresses of pretty teens, isn't it?

  3. That IS funny! The first thing I thought of while reading that notice was Footloose and then I scroll down and you reference it! My next thought is: Holy crow! That's actually CURRENT!?!?

  4. That is just madness.

    Ronni, is there any chance that V & M could rent their home and move in with you until things get a bit better for them? Life is so hard for so many people right now.

    Just when I was starting to feel sorry for myself....

  5. It would take a lot of work, but, in an emergency, of course they could. However, in the interests of keeping our sanity, and our good relationship, I sure hope it doesn't come to that.

    (I would have to clean house)

  6. Personally, I think the dance rules are SICK! It's not really funny, to me. It's a step backwards into the puritanism of the first half of the 20th Century.