Syracuse – Faced with students grinding — dancing in an overtly sexual-style — at school dances, Skaneateles High School tried several things to stop it. Students, parents, staff and administrators came up with new rules for dances. Gym teachers taught dances — waltz, tango, cha-cha, the hustle — for contests at the next dance. The district tried switching disc jockeys. But when 400 students got together last winter for the Snow Ball, many students — ninth to 12th graders — were still grinding and dressing inappropriately. The district tried one more thing — the homecoming dance this September was moved to a larger venue, the gymnasium, to let the kids spread out more. “Again, they were dancing inappropriately,” said Skaneateles High School Principal Georgette Hoskins. That was the last straw. The district, after the September dance, has cancelled the high school’s Snow Ball scheduled in February. The junior prom and senior ball are still on, but the principal said she will work closely with students planning those dances. “We really felt our policies and procedures were not effective,” Hoskins said. “We determined we couldn’t hold another school-wide dance.” Skaneateles isn’t the only high school in Central New York that has taken steps to control students from grinding or dancing in other sexually suggestive styles. Grinding, however, continues to be a popular style of dance that sets some school administrators on edge. Fayetteville-Manlius High School made headlines in 2006 when it banned grinding at its dances. “I think it’s an issue in every high school,” said F-M High School Principal Ray Kilmer. “It’s just how we’re ultimately going to approach and try to mitigate the issue.” Christian Brothers Academy in 2006 stopped the music and switched to playing oldies at a dance because too many students were grinding. Fabius-Pompey the following year offered swing dance lessons as an alternative to grinding and the moves were popular at the proms. CBA tried something similar in 2008, teaching students four line dances. School officials acknowledged it might not eliminate grinding, but they said it offered an acceptable alternative.
You have a better chance of stopping the sun from coming up in the morning then stopping kids from grinding. I don’t care how much you spread the kids out. Doesn’t matter what kind of music they play. Teach them whatever kind of dances you want and come up with every prize under the sun for kids who can dance the Foxtrot. Have the dance in an open field with Mozart playing and a $1 million prize for the best ballroom dancer and dudes are still gonna wanna rub their dicks against girls butts. Girls are still gonna wanna bring all the boys to the yard. Its human nature. Its science, physiology, and primal instinct all rolled into one.
You know what the best part is? There isn’t gonna be a school dance and so all these kids will be left to their own devices that night instead. Probably gonna go to some kids basement and get high on bath salts and have a rainbow party with blow jobs being handed out left and right. But thank goodness they were freak dancing to Too Close by Next that night.
Bottom line is you can’t stop grinding, you can only hope to contain it. Just let the kids grind and limit the sexual activity to an over the pants hand job on school grounds. Trust me, they could be doing a lot worse things these days.