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Students Must Sign Dancing Contract to Attend the Winter Semi

There will be no "overt and/or prolonged public displays of affection" on or off the dance floor at one South Carolina high school this December. In order to attend the Winter semiformal, and Spring prom, at DW Daniel High School, students must sign a contract agreeing to abide by dancing guidelines. Signatures also bind students to a no-drug/alcohol policy (as opposed to last Spring's rager?) and a dress code, which with the "must wear shirt" clause puts it on par with a convenience store.

Were there guidelines at your high school dances? In writing?


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danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
Considering what I've heard from teachers these days (ex: finding used condoms on the dance floor), I can understand the contract.
Silly-Btch-Therapy Silly-Btch-Therapy 6 years
Anonymous said "There weren't guidelines because we didn't really have that problem, but that was a simpler time." How old are you? As far as I'm aware, dirty dancing has gone on since at least the Roaring Twenties! Unless you're over 90 years old than yes, there was a lot of "Dirty Dancing" (hint hint? That was pretty raunchy dancing) going on. Just because your school didn't implement guidelines doesn't mean they shouldn't have or that another school didn't. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Check out my new site at www.sillybitchtherapy.com for more advice and information about sex, love and everything in between.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
No moshing!? Tragic!
KateAthens KateAthens 6 years
It should have more strict rules. Students are not allowed to touch each other in any way. Girls shouldn't look at boys and vice versa. A guardian should always be between dance partners. Girls should cover their faces too maybe?
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 6 years
Dances were banned at my school. No biggie. I wouldn't have attended them anyway.
lockandkey lockandkey 6 years
We had a big list of things that were not allowed at dances. If you were caught doing something that wasn't allowed you were kicked out, no warnings needed.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 6 years
No we didn't have any contracts but I know of many others schools in my area that did. I graduated in 2008 and most of our school dances were pretty tame. There were a few people who looked like they were practical having sex but it was corrected right away. People saved the dirty dancing for out of school parties.
AgainAnew AgainAnew 6 years
I don't know... a contract? How about just correcting bad behavior when and if it happens. It's prom... it's supposed to be a crazy night.
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