"Sexual Bending" Outlawed

Educators issue rules covering assorted dance offenses

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School Outlaws "Sexual Bending"

JANUARY 26--Like many educators nationwide, administrators at a Wisconsin high school are aiming to curb risque moves at an upcoming school dance.

To assure that Union Grove High School students do not get too footloose, school brass have issued official dance rules for the January 30 winter formal. The rules outlaw "sexual bending" and the touching of breasts, buttocks, or genitals. Leg straddling is also verboten.

Additionally, students are on notice that "Both feet must remain on the dance floor at all times." Which appears to rule out performances of the Charleston, Electric Slide, and Cha-Cha. The dance "will be videotaped to insure the safety of all students attending," the rules note, though Union Grove administrators could presumably review the film for provocative moves that were initially missed by monitors. (1 page)