“Footloose” Revisited: Can Dance Lessons Save The Day?

“Just hours after a welcome-to-school dance at Aliso Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo, Principal Charles Salter banned all future dances for this academic year. The frustrated Salter had been sending out warnings for several years. In a recent phone call, he boiled down his complaints to three factors: inappropriate clothing (or too little clothing), especially among the girls; students who had been drinking alcohol; and ‘freaking’ – dancing that was way too raunchy and sexually suggestive.” Laura Bleiberg has a suggestion for rescinding the ban – and it involves (gulp) learning.