It’s hard enough to explain twerking to parents. Now Maryland high schoolers have to explain twerking contracts.
Students who plan to attend the Annapolis High School homecoming dance usually have to sign a “dance contract” swearing that they won’t bust out “explicit” moves, CBS Baltimore reports. This year, parents also have to sign the agreement, which defines explicit dancing as “grinding…intimate touching of the breasts…buttocks touching a partner or in the air,” according to a copy broadcasted by WBAL-TV. Violators could be thrown out of the party.
Most Anne Arundel County Public Schools hand out some kind of waiver, and the decision to require parent signatures is usually left up to the principals. ”It’s no secret that the styles of dancing are different than they were five or 10 years ago, so you have to take steps to make sure that the events that you put on are enjoyable events for everybody who attends them,” Bob Mosier, county schools spokesperson told WBAL-TV.
While some parents told the news stations that kids needed to “tone it down” on the dancing front, others said they expected their teens to be twerking and grinding anyway, regardless of the contract, because those are the dance moves of the times. Ugh god mom stop you’re soooo embarrassing!!