Twerking By The Football Field: San Diego Students Suspended For 'Twerking' Video

This weekend is Annapolis High School’s homecoming and the festivities received a make-over. Students who plan to attend this year’s homecoming dance will be required to sign a “dance contract”.

What’s included in this dance contract?  Pretty simple. No twerking. No grinding. Or any other provocative dances. And by chance what happens if you don’t sign it? Well, you’re assed out of homecoming.

From WJZ Baltimore:

“Dances have become more provocative in recent years, and we’ve had some issues at schools frankly,” said Bob Mosier, Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

“I think it’s fair, because some of the kids do need to tone it down,” said Nicole Harbor, parent. The dance contract itself is nothing new, but having parents sign it is, and students say the contract is a lot more specific this year. Nine out of 12 high schools in Anne Arundel County have some form of dance contracts, but not all require signatures.  The specific guidelines are left up to individual principals. Students believe the increased enforcement is due to increased attention on certain moves, like twerking. “I know my parents would never know what that was, but now they know what twerking is,” said Bailey Greene, student.

But even parents who signed the contract doubted its effectiveness.

“The schools have to do something, but whether it will be 100 percent successful…I doubt it,” said Bill Wink, parent. In addition to the ban on certain types of dancing, the contract also requires students to dress appropriately.  They cannot show excessive amounts of skin. WJZ did call several other districts.  None of those had a district-wide policy regarding school dances. The decision is left up to principals.

Here’s to “Footloose” 2013.

Well, there’s always the cupid shuffle.

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  • MimiLuvs

    What I find interesting is the fact that some people are surprised that this school’s action of banning twerking. When I was a kid and I attended my school’s dances, there were faculty members (as well as, parents who were chaperones) walking through the dance floors to make sure that we were dancing respectfully.
    I guess now, chaperones and school staff don’t give a sh*t anymore.
    Another thing: When I was a kid, twerking and grinding was done when there weren’t any chaperones present. We knew that it wasn’t the type of dancing that we could perform in front of authority figures.

    • mEE

      right?? I can’t imagine bending over in front of some guy with my principal or teachers present.
      school dances when I was a kid was more about socializing and dance battles. if you could REALLY dance you’d have your routine all worked out and your little group. everyone else was just doing the two-step

  • Now they can face each other when they dance

  • b.

    I went to a high school in the same county. We had dance contracts back in 2009 this is no big deal.Trust me the contracts get pretty specific down to no chairs on the dance floor due to a lap dance incident. There will still be grinding just like any other high school dance, just not in front of the chaperones.