Oregon school cancels dance over dirty dancing concerns
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Administrators at a Portland, Oregon, high school have canceled an upcoming winter dance because of concerns about dirty dancing.
A Portland Public Schools official says dancing has made some students feel unsafe.
“This is way worse than dirty dancing. It’s over the top, sexual in nature,” district spokeswoman Christine Miles told KGW-TV (http://bit.ly/1R9qgDh).
Not everyone agrees the dance should be canceled.
“We do have some families that think this isn’t a big enough issue to cancel the dance,” Miles said. “But if we have some kids who don’t feel safe at their own high school dance, it’s not OK.”
Several students told KGW that they shouldn’t be punished for the actions of a few classmates.
It’s unclear if there will be other dances later in the school year.
Information from: KGW-TV, http://www.kgw.com/