Homecoming Dance Ends Early Because of Dirty Dancing

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The homecoming dance for some Grand Blanc High School students ended early when face-to-face only dance rules were enforced.
Principal Jennifer Hammond says about 15 couples were asked to leave Saturday's event.
Hammond says other students also left. She says the new rules were printed on dance tickets, announced in advance over the school's public address system and reiterated as students entered the dance.
In a letter emailed to parents Sunday, Hammond wrote that some student dancing in recent years "has become inappropriate and, at times, downright lewd and overtly sexual."
About 800 of the 1,500 students at the dance left.
Senior Taylor James says the rule went too far. The 17-year-old says she was not asked to leave the dance.

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  • by TJ Location: Lansing on Oct 22, 2012 at 12:50 PM
    Face to Face dancing. Ok, understandable as they are only high schools kids. Bootie dancing is lewd and overtly sexual and I myself don't see it as dancing in any way/shape/form that should be done in public. Keep that to the private parties, if at all.
  • by Ben Location: Lansing on Oct 21, 2012 at 10:45 AM
    "Face to face"? I imagine this means not even being able to hold hands. I agree kids sometime act a fool, but these rules are antiquated. The students who left early probably went off and engaged in worse. Let them hold hands, they are in high school.
  • by Oliver Location: Location on Oct 18, 2012 at 03:53 AM
    Lee, we need more young men like your son! Men who respect women and themselves. Job well done!
  • by Lee on Oct 15, 2012 at 05:02 AM
    @ Mike, my son has enough self respect and is embarrassed by these young ladies that act this way. He is already in college and has left high school behind so he doesn't have to worry about it anymore.
  • by Courtney Location: Location on Oct 12, 2012 at 11:55 AM
    Good for the school. Sexual assualts start with someone seeing how far they can go without getting into trouble. The FBI actually has a profile name called "The nice guy." Most assaults are done to people they know, about 95% of them. Girls are dressing more provocative and are growing up too darned quick. Teen pregnancy is high. The rule was announced, if they didn't want to follow the rules, don't go to the dance. What do parents do when their children don't follow rules, and what will future employers do when these kids pick and choose what rules they will follow. The rule is a lot more than about just dancing, it is about respect, discipline, and keeping all participants safe. If you did this at your workplace, I can bet there would be sexual harrassment suits, but hey let the kids have fun and not be responsible, it will pay off for them in the future.
  • by Mike Location: Location on Oct 12, 2012 at 07:05 AM
    Lee, you should be worried about your tenaged some if he doesn't enjoy girls rubbing up against him... "riding his legs like a dog"... I would have been at every school dance there was.
  • by Josh on Oct 9, 2012 at 11:44 AM
    dirty dancing was the only reason I even went to dances. There was no booze so you had to get your kicks somehow.
  • by Guest on Oct 3, 2012 at 07:30 AM
    NO ONE puts baby in the corner! LOL!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 3, 2012 at 04:31 AM
    I'm in my 50s and it was 'la Freak' that got people kicked out of school back then. I totally back the school and their right to kick this loose moraled kids out of the dance. Until you are 18 and on your own....you have no rights!!!!!
  • by Leroy Location: Okemos on Oct 2, 2012 at 11:28 AM
    I agree with Jason, we really should allow minors to do whatever they want, there is no place in our society for moral decency. I say let the poor mistreated teens imitate having sex on the dance floor. For that matter adults should be able to do the same thing to the music playing at the grocery store, oh wait, now it does sound inappropriate. For all of those who use past generations as justification of this being alright, you must agree then that the Coke and Heroin craze in the 70's-80s was ok too, right.
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