Dirty dancing freaks out parents, adm...

Dirty dancing freaks out parents, administrators

There are 16 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Oct 18, 2006, titled Dirty dancing freaks out parents, administrators. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

The grainy high school dance video is striking. A history of controversy Dances throughout the centuries have sparked controversy and cries of immorality: * The waltz: After its introduction in the 17th ...

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Indianapolis, IN

#1 Oct 18, 2006
These adults... times have changed people! You need to realize that these dances are the good, healthy part of life for these teens. These dances keep them out of trouble. Would you rather have the teen able to express these freaky feelings on the dance floor or in the bedroom while you're at work? Not all teens are sex crazed. Many are very responsible and conservative when it comes to sex and many also use these parties to relieve the stress without actually having sex... try understanding the subculture before you take away freedoms you don't understand. If you can't go to your own school dance and actually Dance, then what else is there?... how about skipping the dance to go to someone's house who is not home to get drunk and high?... Keep trying to restrict teens on little things like this and adults will Really feel rebellion...
Algernon Sidney

United States

#3 Oct 22, 2006
Trex wrote:
You need to realize that these dances are the good, healthy part of life for these teens.
There is nothing healthy about such dancing. It is the duty of adults to set limits for children.

Tacoma, WA

#4 Oct 22, 2006
So, when was it ZZ Top wrote Tube Snake Boogie???? Nothing new about this. I was a teen - you were a teen. Spend more time teaching safe sex and drug abstinence and otherwise, let them have a good time.

Fond Du Lac, WI

#5 Oct 27, 2006
OKay..parents i see where you think you might be helping your child by thinking that dancing as you say "dirty" is bad..well your child could be doing much worse. Their just dancing, there is nothing wrong with dancing!! you were a teen once, so remember that there were things that your parents didnt aprove of, but its a lot better than doings something illegal.!
Algernon Sidney

United States

#6 Oct 29, 2006
Liz wrote:
well your child could be doing much worse.
No matter how bad something is, there is always something worse that could be done. Liz's logic is false.
Indy parent

United States

#7 Oct 29, 2006
Algernon Sidney wrote:
<quoted text>There is nothing healthy about such dancing. It is the duty of adults to set limits for children.
My 15 year old son came home from his homecoming dance telling me about all the "grinding" going on. It was enough to creep me out.

Pasadena, CA

#8 Nov 13, 2006
thats totally stupid! its not like your actuallling having sex when your doing it. thats just the way you dance now a days and you should just get used to it becouse it isnt going to change. I my self dont actually "freak dance" but I still dont think its bad to do

United States

#9 Nov 13, 2006
I am an 18 year old male, recent graduate of Lawrence North High School and I simply think it is wrong to dance in such inapproprite manners even if it is accepted by some people as you can see on this forum. I am glad I am raised in family with high expectations. The above comments are kind of ridiculous and I have no comment. This is the first step towards new behaviors and not an alternate behavior for a different behavior. IT'S FUNNY HOW PEOPLE WILL DEFEND EVIL JUST BECAUSE IT IS CONSIDERED NORMAL OR ACCEPTABLE, KIND OF LIKE GAY MARRIAGE. OH WELL....I hope you guys understand.

Sioux Falls, SD

#10 Nov 18, 2006
that is completly wrong ...
dancing like this has been around since the 50s
Bama Yankee

Winchester, KY

#12 Nov 18, 2006
Justin wrote:
that is completly wrong ...
dancing like this has been around since the 50s
Where.... I was going to school dances in the 50's and there sure wasn't anything like this going on. I had class mates on American Bandstand back then, and they weren't dancing like that.
Algernon Sidney

Menlo Park, CA

#13 Nov 19, 2006
Justin wrote:
that is completly wrong ...
dancing like this has been around since the 50s
Yes, but it was well-hidden in the past. I graduated from high school in 1965 and I didn't even see it at private parties. Nobody dared to try it in school dances.
Algernon Sidney

Menlo Park, CA

#14 Nov 19, 2006
Janet wrote:
<quoted text>
Go back to knitting your quilt you prude.
Silly name-calling is not a solution to every problem. Some day you will learn that.

New Britain, CT

#16 Nov 19, 2006
I don't understand what the problem is. Teenagers want what they want. They will do what they want. You just don't understand! They may not be technically adults, but they are basically adults! They know what they are doing, they have lived for, uh, like, ya know, 15 or so years. So what if they weren't able to poop on the potty for a whopping 25% of their extensive life experience? What do you care how they dance anyway? Like it's any of your business, anyway. They're going to do what they want to, anyway!

Sounds to me like some of these girls could use something of their dads' wardrobe bumping on their rumps (a shoe, or a belt maybe?) rather than juvenile males' crotches. And maybe those crotches could be calmed down a bit by an uncomfortable and to-the-point discussion with their mothers about how a gentleman behaves towards a woman.

Oak Park, IL

#17 Nov 29, 2006
The name of the dancing is called juke whena girl grinds on the males gentels. us teens realy look at juking as a way to dance it is not just humbing and bumbing it is a way for young teens to dance, we dont go to far with it as in undressing or wht u call a group sex.It is not really a rous, away pf expressing are self

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#18 Jun 4, 2008

Langley, WA

#19 Sep 29, 2008
hey people!
I’m 14 and a freshman!
And it is just dancing!
But I can see all of your concerns!
Were teenagers...we need to get wild and crazy what better way to do so then in dance!
We could just be in our bed rooms depressed and cutting our selves!
We could dance with the one person that makes us feel good!
I bet that if there were to be a dance with just adults you guys would see how much fun grinding is!
It feels good to hold someone that close to you!
It just does!
It's hard to explain…!!
Just remember were teenagers!
We’re just trying to find out what are place in the world is!
Thanks for reading!

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