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Sawyer Uetz, Horace, N.D., Published October 13 2013

Letters: Red River students took their dance elsewhere

I am writing in regard to the incident that occurred at Red River High School in Grand Forks. During the first dance of the season, students were said to be dancing inappropriately, according to the school principal, Kris Arason. The disc jockey was stopped, and the students were warned that if another stop occurred, they would be asked to leave. As a result, close to 150 students left and decided to have their own outdoor dance in a parking lot.

As high school students, I believe we should be able to dance as we please. Dancing can be a way of expressing oneself. Grinding is not harmful in any way and is not against the law. Students have a choice whether to dance in this manner. It is completely up to them. It is not possible for school personnel to prevent this kind of dancing, because it happens everywhere. If students are not allowed to dance freely, many would choose to not attend a school dance.

Having a dance at a different location was a clever idea. The students could still get together and have fun. The administration needs to lighten up or they will find that they will not have to plan for school dances because students will not be attending.