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(May 18, 2007 by support Send DollMail )
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Dance is a means to expressing yourself, but has it gone too far? A lot of people are starting to think maybe it has. There are have been news stories lately that tell of the horrors of "front to back" dancing. (Picture the boy behind the girl dancing very closely together...)

Some high schools and junior highs have even forbidden front to back dancing at all dances including prom! In one big high school I read about, only about twenty people went to prom since everyone else protested the dancing rule. Is this really anything new and different? A look into dance history tells us it most certainly is not.

Those Naughty Dances

Sure, some dancing is obviously naughty – strip teases and pole dances come to mind. But is front to back dancing really that bad? If so, why is everyone doing it? What’s the big deal? Well, according to outraged adults, the front to back dancing is disgustingly sexual. The dancers are entirely too close together and many of the moves seem designed to "entice" thoughts and feelings that are entirely inappropriate for the dance floor-interesting perspective, but nothing new.

The Grind

Almost every dance throughout history has come up against this sort of battle. Have a seat and watch Dirty Dancing if you don’t believe me. Right now the front to back dancing is a horrible thing. About ten or twenty years ago, grinding was the most revolting dance adults had ever seen. (Grinding was very close front to front dancing where parts of the dancers actually "grind" together.)

Shaking Hips

Before the horrible grinding, rock and roll was the enemy.
Elvis Presley did a bunch of hip shaking that caused girls to faint and parents to worry. Were teenage boys everywhere shaking their hips suggestively at their daughters?The irony is that now we’re worried about teenage girls shaking their hips at teenage boys instead. Rock and roll got a lot of attention as the new, horrible craze teenagers were subjecting themselves to. Ministers preached about it, parents worried about it, and kids loved it! (What else is new?)

Swing, Baby!

Before the demon rock and roll, swing was already corrupting souls. Swing dancing was wild and carefree. Boys were throwing girls around and the giant steps, twists and flips exposed much more of the young lady’s undergarments than parents and other adults thought was proper. To really swing, you needed a good dress and a strong partner. The girl spent a lot of time with her dress flying up around her giving everyone a good shot of her legs and possibly even her (non skimpy) underpants. Shocking!

Flappers

If you look back before the era of swing, there were naughty dances then, too.
The most popular (or least popular – depending on how you look at it) was the Charleston. The Charleston was a dance that involved a lot of flapping arm movements and quirky dance steps, so the girls that danced the Charleston where known as flappers.Flappers were also known for other shocking things beside their suggestive dance floor moves. They wore short skirts that came to their knees. They might be spotted with a cigarette and some even drank gin. The Charleston was responsible for much of the moral downfall of the day – just ask the grown-ups.

The Tango

Naughty dancing goes back even father than that. The tango is actually a ballroom dance that started in South America but was made popular in Europe. It is a form of formal dance that involves close choreography and sensual moves. It was so outlandish and sexy the bishops of Europe even spoke out against it. It was just too sexy and was said to be responsible for the breaking down of morals in society – shocking, I know.

The Bottom Line

There will always be someone against something. Dance is no exception. For over 100 years dance has been blamed for any number of things including the lack of morals in young people today. In fact, the fury about dancing goes back even farther than that – some religions even outlaw it. But the fact of the matter is many (not all) of the people who feel so strongly that today’s dancing is horrible and wrong…were dancing some other horrible and wrong dance when they were kids. So dance, you naughty thing, dance!


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virtugirl333

22/Female
Baltimore, MD
Posted On: May 21, 2007
I think that it's not always the dance, but the dance outfts...
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cheshirecat2

19/Female
Lynnwood, WA
Posted On: May 19, 2007
OMG "It was just too sexy"
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cheshirecat2

19/Female
Lynnwood, WA
Posted On: May 19, 2007
Tahahahahahah The last picture is making me pee in my pants.
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bestgirleva

19/Female
Canada
Posted On: May 19, 2007
i luv to dance too!!!!!!!!!! jessica (the owner) if you read this dollmail me plz.........................
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SILLYx_LoveSon

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: May 19, 2007
I don't really do any of that kind of dancing. But you bring up a great point.

And even when it's not at dances, I have friends who are twelve years old that pole dance on lamposts and stuff because that thinks it's funny. But they don't realize what they're actually doing.

But anyway, good article. But you are going to get a lot of mized emotions and opinions here.

~Lily
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cornelia_weasl

23/Female
Erwin, TN
Posted On: May 19, 2007
My friends and I slumber parties and pole dance, with her bunk bed. We video taped it one time and it was hilarious. On school kareoke nights, which are athe elm. scool, we dance a lot cleaner than we do normally because of the little kids.
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mrs_steptoe

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: May 19, 2007
Why are there pictures of Ballroom and Latin American dancers up here when the article has nothing to do with them??????? They also have nothing to do with the dances critised!
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Knewgirl

22/Female
New Zealand
Posted On: May 19, 2007
omg i love the dirty dancing movies and not matter what year it is people will always critisize a type of dancing^_
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Aerolyn

21/Female
South Park Villa, WA
Posted On: May 19, 2007
I thought what Ice Lolly thought,I thought you were going to criticize but you brought up valid points.

I only dance when no one is around.Although,I think I'm one of those people who kind of dislike those dances,I don't think anyone should judge a person on something they do (well with most things y'know?).
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Hollimer

23/Female
Torrance, CA
Posted On: May 18, 2007
dancing is fun, but i hate it when the dancers make out and stuff on stage while dancing.
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babytink199

106/Female
Japan
Posted On: May 18, 2007
so what? it sucks!
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DizzyDolls

28/Female
Pembroke Pines, FL
Posted On: May 18, 2007
Awesome, very awesome article. Really clever too, and it makes a whole lot of sense.

I like the pictures.
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Chubbi_Buni

22/Female
Madisonville, KY
Posted On: May 18, 2007
Well I love to dance, but I don't get to do it much in public because I choose not to. Most people think you have to look skinny to be able to dance. So with me being a bigger sizre I don't dance much.(WHich REALLY SUCKS!!) But dancing is a way to express yourself, so you should dance!!!!!!!
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Jenny181

24/Female
Canada
Posted On: May 18, 2007
even kids at my school think that those types of dances are disgusting like when i wore this shirt from the movie dirty dancing most kids didnt get it at first and say gross when i said where the saying was from even though the movie is about dancing not sex

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April_J_Humphr

31/Female
WV
Posted On: May 18, 2007
I watch dancing with the star,I love watch it! Dance is expressing yourself, I love to dance!
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