High School Bans Twerking After Students ‘Feel Left Out’

Miley Cyrus, it's all your fault.

A Maryland high school has effectively

banned twerking and other forms of

sexually provocative moves from its

homecoming dance.

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

passé ?

"I know my parents would never know

what that was, but now they know what

twerking is," student Bailey Greene told

the station.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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