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Dirty prom dancing in disfavor | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 73 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Apr 13, 2010, titled Dirty prom dancing in disfavor | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

School leaders across Ohio are trying to encourage students to make memories at prom without making too much contact on the dance floor.

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SomeoneWhoKnowsB etter

Canal Winchester, OH

#1 Apr 13, 2010
Hmm...dance is creative expression, which is generally held to be a first ammendment issue. Wonder how this turns out when one of the "anti-grind activist principals" kicks out the wrong rich kid?
Just Jealous

Park Forest, IL

#2 Apr 13, 2010
I agree that young people (especially teenagers) need guidance. But if we are going to tell the truth about it, adults that are complaining about specific types of dances only wish that they had the energy and zest of young people. The adults need to GET A CLUE! Your time has passed and now young people are making strides.

The best thing for the adults to do is to organize a meaningful post prom experience. The way I remember it, the real action happened AFTER THE PROM! People, myself included, found their own secret location (i.e. a hotel, a friend's house, a park, etc), and did the real "dirty dancing" that parents dred. The real problem is outside the prom and people need to understand that.
Born American

Springfield, OH

#3 Apr 13, 2010
Just Jealous wrote:
I agree that young people (especially teenagers) need guidance. But if we are going to tell the truth about it, adults that are complaining about specific types of dances only wish that they had the energy and zest of young people. The adults need to GET A CLUE! Your time has passed and now young people are making strides.
The best thing for the adults to do is to organize a meaningful post prom experience. The way I remember it, the real action happened AFTER THE PROM! People, myself included, found their own secret location (i.e. a hotel, a friend's house, a park, etc), and did the real "dirty dancing" that parents dred. The real problem is outside the prom and people need to understand that.
From the article:
"It was just getting ridiculous, and actually a lot of the complaints we had were from students,"
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#4 Apr 13, 2010
What they should do instead is pass out free condoms.
Quance

Columbus, OH

#5 Apr 13, 2010
I'll remember you little spoiled perverts when the next school levy comes up for a vote.
bosco

Columbus, OH

#6 Apr 13, 2010
It's because they don't look like Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.
Are You Kidding

Columbus, OH

#7 Apr 13, 2010
Let the kids have sex at the prom. That way it is a safe environment. They should also provide alcohol and drugs.
outoftouch

Columbus, OH

#8 Apr 13, 2010
The easies thing to do is to just say “kids will be kids.
Thanks for trying to get some kids on the right track.
Jeff Hodges

Westerville, OH

#9 Apr 13, 2010
what's next? that retarded side christian hug? what a bunch of maroons.
In other news

United States

#10 Apr 13, 2010
The sky is blue, water is wet...etc.
It never ceases to amaze me how much parents forget (what they were once like) when they were kids. The harder you try to suppress a behavior, the quicker that behavior tends to happen. The US has the highest drinking age of any country IN THE WORLD, and...TADA... the most problems with drinking. Those that don't tend to make such a huge deal out of things find things go much more smoothly. And, that goes for just about everything in life.
PC on the TEE

Leesburg, IN

#11 Apr 13, 2010
Don't the schools teach that we are all only animals??? Why are y'all surprised when the kids believe in your evolutionary view of the world??? They are only acting out what you have taught them. They have gotten the message!
spareus

Columbus, OH

#12 Apr 13, 2010
Jeff Hodges wrote:
what's next? that retarded side christian hug? what a bunch of maroons.
Hope you’re impotent! We know you don't have a brain.
SCF

United States

#13 Apr 13, 2010
They're not "being kids" --- they're being the hypersexualized, non-thinking products produced by today's entertainment and public education systems, in the absence of good parenting.
Old but not brain dead

Powell, OH

#14 Apr 13, 2010
What all you "free spirits" don't understand is that you are imposing on your fellow students. Clearly not everyone wants to see your "dirty dancing." At a private party you can do what you want and people who don't want that don't need to come. A school sponsored dance is a public event and should be open to and comfortable for all. You can have all the real and/or simulated sex you want, just get it that not everyone else wants to watch. I can't believe the kids are making such a deal. You already said it, the after party is where the real action is, so keep it there.

It's called consideration for others, ever heard of it?
Weemz

Columbus, OH

#15 Apr 13, 2010
It's too bad that with all of the publicity and popularity of ballroom dancing (ie dancing with the stars) it hasn't become too popular with young people.

It's sad that so many young people strive to be viewed as sexual objects.
concern citizen

Springfield, OH

#16 Apr 13, 2010
You know what as the article said kids will be kids , I,m in my 50's < we all as adults need to realize we were at that age once and what did we do REBELLED ! against every and any thing elders suggested that was not right and we done it any way just to show them we could do it , whether it was in front or behind their backs .Let's put it in this category > times have changed and people change with it , what I'm tryin to say if the schools come off with the issue like in the movie dirty dancing these kids are going to take it else where some will know the limit in control and some won't give a dam about a limit if there is not adult supervision . Let the kids have their prom and let them dance in their style and when needed a person in charge can let them know to cool it down 2 chance then your out , they earn this prom don't take it away from them . Yes the dancing today does get a little suggestive But people where did they get it from ??? they got it from us the adults that are tryin to sabotage their fun because this dirty dancing came out in the late 1950's and continue on through the 1960's . I think the elder school staff members and parents that are tryin to ban this from the prom are the wall flowers , no dates , nerds , did'nt finish school , and did'nt even go to their proms or ever ask to go to a prom in their days , yes dirty dancing is suggestive but it's dancing and it will run it's course and then go a way for 4 or 5 more decades and then return again . I just feel there is a lot of envy, jealously , regrets and above all dirty minds with the schools trying to do the prom to suit the old folks .
Tim T

Chillicothe, OH

#17 Apr 13, 2010
"It was just getting ridiculous, and actually a lot of the complaints we had were from students," Mayell said. "They were saying it made them feel uncomfortable to come to dances."

Once again, some overly sensitive people have to ruin it for the rest. If you dont like it, stay home or deal with it. Simple.

The school admin here sucks too. They can ban grinding all they want to but it still wont stop the kids from having sex or anything else.
dopes

Reynoldsburg, OH

#18 Apr 13, 2010
PC on the TEE wrote:
Don't the schools teach that we are all only animals??? Why are y'all surprised when the kids believe in your evolutionary view of the world??? They are only acting out what you have taught them. They have gotten the message!
what do kinkajous wear to the prom?
Steven Streets

Columbus, OH

#19 Apr 13, 2010
Who the F* wants Lawrence Welk at the prom.
These young hominids and their obsession with breeding behavior displays...Was that intelligently designed or did Darwin create it for their parents enjoyment first? Just think what a religiously perfect world this would be if we could just keep everybody's libido in a bank vault until the dominant religious males say it was OK to spend a little.
Remember the movie "Teachers" shot at Central HS? The famous line-"Our purpose as teachers is to keep kids from breeding like rabbits"
Been There

Dayton, OH

#20 Apr 13, 2010
This is for Tim T. If you can not abide by the rules set by the district then you should stay at home not the kids who will abide by the rules. Kids who can not live within the rules set by society are the ones who tend to get into the most trouble in the future they believe there are NO rules for them to adhere to.

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