Monday, October 29, 2007

Quote of the Day: Freak dancing in Argyle

The Quote of the Day comes out of Argyle, Texas, where the school superintendent has outlawed freak dancing and strapless dresses at school dances, causing the predictable collision of generations. Supt. Jason Ceyanes, 34, the first-year superintendent in Argyle ISD,says he's only trying to maintain an environment that's "conducive to learning" and reflects the standards of the community:

"If we're at a point in American society where kids are going to dry hump, then it's time for school districts to get out of the business of having dances."

Every generation reaches an eventual point in its wisdom when it must step forward onto an elevated stage and ... aw, to hell with it. Wouldn't it be fun to dance as if nobody was watching?


Jill said...


SingingSkies said...

He's 34 years old and hasn't noticed that "dry humping" has cycled in and out of dance styles for decades? Obviously he's never watched "Dirty Dancing", or some of the very proper PBS station Latin Dance competitions. And if you want to grouse about steamy, try the Tango!

Chancelucky said...

I suppose it depends on how "freaky" the dancing is, but as singingskies points out there's Dirty Dancing and if you do watch Dancing with the Stars, the movements get pretty explicit. How do I say this? I have no interest in ballroom dancing per se, but I watch the show sometimes.

Jana said...

The guy should watch Footloose!!!
He needs to loosen up, obviously!

K. Wade said...

This was actually a smokescreen Mr. Ceyanes created to distract attention from the real issue; dress code enforcement.

The existing dress code was completely inappropriate, and he - despite weeks of advance notice - failed to come up with a better one, choosing instead to enforce one even he admitted was inappropriate, thus ruining the dance!

Yeah, I know. Not really newsworthy. Hence the salacious "freak dancing" smokescreen.

Not many kids were dancing inappropriately and those who were, stopped when told to. Like all teens, they were simply testing their boundaries - hardly a big deal.