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The Amoeba Dance at Proms

Dirty Prom Dancing Freaks Parents and Teachers Out

Parents and administrators at a Pennsylvania high school are totally mystified by a new dance spotted on prom dance floors. Students gather in a circle, so nonparticipants can't see what's happening, and "bodily fluids" remain after the group disperses.

Unable to acknowledge just what those bodily fluids are, the copresident of the school's Parent Teacher Group told the Philadelphia Inquirer, "Clearly, there was inappropriate touching; that was obvious during the cleanup of the dances."

The dance is called the "amoeba," and one senior compared it to stripper moves, saying freshman girls were the stars and upperclassmen the viewers. To fight the grime, administrators are starting to require students to sign contracts, agreeing to avoid "grinding, freaking, or any mimicking of sexual acts."


"Freaking"? I guess that would include a dance that ends in bodily fluids!

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Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
Right on green. When are these teenagers going to learn to tame their gag reflexes?
turtleshell turtleshell 7 years
I remember at school dances, people often took their shoes off. I thought it was gross because everyone ended up with really dirty feel from all the dirt and spilled food... But I guess this is a whole new level of gross feet.
Lyv Lyv 7 years
LOL, I call bullshit. This is probably as real as the sex bracelets and the rainbow parties...
vanilla19 vanilla19 7 years
Okay. I just ended my senior year of high school, and I can definitely say dancing has just turned horrific over time. I remember being in 7th grade and people were grinding with each other...what?? And this year at my prom, it didn't matter what song played, people were grinding. It's absolutely disgusting. How is it fun anyways? Sometimes I wonder what it would have been like if people actually danced at my prom... Also, I completely agree with #4. Why do we have to wait until there's evidence of what's happening to stop it?
zabrow zabrow 7 years
i... don't even understand how this works. i feel old.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
Ew. Even though this is gross, I don't think it's common. I was in high school just a few years ago and never saw anything like this
xgreenfairyx xgreenfairyx 7 years
So....a bunch of girls spit rather than swallow, sounds like. Good ol' teenage fun.
Kellanawida Kellanawida 7 years
jazzytummy jazzytummy 7 years
Kids today....
janneth janneth 7 years
I believe that the high school has a responsibility to protect those freshman girls.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Yuck. I agree with you, Anon 4 ;)
jocupcake jocupcake 7 years
Seriously, how does this even work? I feel so old. The worst thing that happened at my HS dances was some occasional grinding - and even then it was pretty tame.
gd101 gd101 7 years
that's gross O_O
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
bransugar79 bransugar79 7 years
LMAO Anonymous so true! It's funny how people will defend things that lead up to stuff like this but draw the line at bodily fluids. There's nothing wrong with having a little self control. Maybe then the "amoeba" wouldn't be a trend most kids would follow.
imLissy imLissy 7 years
what the hell? At a school dance? Really?
Studio16 Studio16 7 years
That's disgusting.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
Wow, this is so disturbing!
bryseana bryseana 7 years
That must have been what the preacher from Footloose was worried about.
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