If only the people who once banned the waltz for being lewd could see this.
High school homecoming season is in full swing and one school is taking measures to make sure students don't embrace the pop culture trend wrought by Miley Cyrus at the dance. According to CBS Baltimore on Wednesday, students at Annapolis High School attending the dance will be required to sign a "dance contract" and also have it signed by their parents.
No signed contract, no entry. Breaking said contact by twerking it up will get you tossed out of the dance. The school has required students to sign such a contract in the past, but the parental signatures are new and the contract is reportedly more specific than before, prohibiting "grinding, intimate touching or dancing with your buttocks touching or in the air." The contract also explains the dress code and does not allow showing too much skin.
Bob Mosier of Anne Arundel County Public Schools told the local CBS station that there have been problems with provocative dancing in some of the schools before. Of the 12 high schools in Anne Arundel County, nine use dance contracts, the content of which is left to the discretion of each principal.
Even though being required to sign a dance contract isn't anything new for Annapolis High school students, the stricter guidelines likely derive from that fateful VMA performance that is still hanging over our heads.
“I know my parents would never know what that was, but now they know what twerking is,” one AHS student said.