A furor over what Concord High School administrators call an "overtly sexual" style of dancing at school dances has split the school community: There are those who defend the students'right to dance however they want and those who believe the moves are just plain inappropriate...
Asked by parents to describe the dance, Connolly offered this: The girl leans forward and the boy puts his pelvis against her backside. Then, he thrusts.
"It's feigning a sex act," Connolly said.
The students will always claim that they should be allowed to dance however they want to, and the schools will always claim that they're holding the students to a reasonable level of decorum. When both sides can't agree, just cancel the dances. That way neither side has to deal with the issue at all.
This statement, though, takes the cake:
"We were raised to dance like that," senior Kayla Bisson said.
Uh huh. You know what I think? I think that if you wouldn't dance with your dad like that, Kayla Bisson, then you know there's something sexual about what you're doing. And school isn't the place to be doing something sexual.
Here's a common sense comment from a parent:
"Eventually, things may change and this may be considered mild," said parent Cheryl Hunter. "But right now, it's inappropriate."