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Dirty Dancing

by Tracy Barry

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kgw.com

Posted on December 2, 2008 at 2:59 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:32 PM

If you have teenagers you realize that is not just the name of an old movie. It's a style of dancing that is popular with some high school students. It is not however as popular with parents or principals.

In fact one high school in the Vancouver area has cancelled the winter dance after what happened at Homecoming. What happened according to the principal is that some of the dance moves were so sexually explicit they could be considered sexual harassment.

Those of you who went to high school way back when like me might remember the "gator". This problem has been around for awhile. Of course then you got thrown out of the dance and your parents got called.

One of my friends who went to a Catholic high school said the nuns use to pull kids apart reminding them to "leave room for Jesus."

Now the solution is a bit more comprehensive. At this school if you want to go to a dance you will have to go through an orientation about what is appropriate, then sign an agreement to keep it clean on the dance floor.

Just think all we had to worry about was what to wear.

Check out Amanda Burden's story tonight at five and as always, thanks for watching.

Tracy Barry

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