Dirty Dancing? Schools Looking at Student Dance Behaviors
The Waukesha School Board's Policy Committee will look at grinding and other issues during a meeting on Tuesday.
A Waukesha School Board committee will discuss behavior at school dances after several parents and school board members discussed concerns about grinding and other behaviors at the dances.
The Policy Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the district’s administration office, 222 Maple Ave.
The issue arose two months ago after a father of a Waukesha West High School student told the School Board that grinding at high school dances is an “ongoing problem” that needs to be resolved immediately. Grinding is essentially a dance involving partners rubbing their bodies on each other in a sexual manner.
Menomonee Falls High School and Union Grove High School have already banned grinding from the school dances. The change upset some students, including one girl who told Today’s TMJ4 in an undated article that “it is our way of culture now. It’s how we dance.”
And in February, a high school in the Chicago suburbs also banned “moves simulating sex moves,” again a change that upset students. Attendance at the next dance was down because of the policy change, according to the Huffington Post.