In order to attend the event, students at
Annapolis High School and their parents
will have to sign a "dance contract"
prohibiting sexually explicit behavior,
CBS Baltimore reports. That means "no
grinding, intimate touching or dancing
with your buttocks touching or in the
The Capital Gazette reports that the
contract also bans "making out, skimpy
dresses, and simulated sex."
If you don't have the contract, you can't
get in; if you break it, you'll get kicked
out. Similar bans have been enacted by
high schools in Anne Arundel County,
and across the nation.
Media outlets reporting on the ban have
pointed at Miley Cyrus' MTV Video Music
Awards performance as an example of
twerking's newfound prominence in
mainstream pop culture. School officials
told the Capital Gazette that raunchy
dancing alienates some students.
"This, unfortunately, has become the
norm. Some of this crazy dancing that
makes others feel uncomfortable,"
Annapolis Principal Susan Chittim told
the newspaper. "Some kids feel left out
because of the dancing that occurs."
Annapolis students interviewed by CBS
Baltimore didn't seem too upset about the
twerking ban. Could it be because
summer's hottest dance trend is already
"I know my parents would never know
what that was, but now they know what
twerking is," student Bailey Greene told