School Cancels Dance Over 'Unsafe' Dirty Dancing

'It's over the top, sexual,' says a district spokesperson
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 27, 2015 2:00 AM CST
Maybe rock music will be banned next, a la "Footloose"?   (Wikimedia/Tedder)

(Newser) – Administrators at a Portland, Oregon, high school have canceled an upcoming winter dance because of concerns about dirty dancing. A Portland Public Schools official says dancing has made some students at Cleveland High School feel unsafe. "This is way worse than dirty dancing. It's over the top, sexual in nature," a district rep tells KGW-TV. "We do have some families that think this isn't a big enough issue to cancel the dance," she adds. "But if we have some kids who don't feel safe at their own high school dance, it's not OK." Several students tell KGW that they shouldn't be punished for the actions of a few classmates. It's unclear if there will be other dances later in the school year. (Read more Portland, Oregon stories.)

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