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 Post subject: Virginia Town (and Others) Bans Dancing
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2001 5:07 pm 
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I'm not sure if this belongs in Fun Stuff:

Stuart adds: I have moved this topic to Issues.

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Virginia town outlaws dancing

CHRIS KAHN, Associated Press

POUND, Va. (April 15, 2001 5:52 p.m. EDT) - It's Saturday night and Helen Bolling is ready to boogie at the Golden Pine restaurant. The 65-year-old cups her hands and screams over the loudspeakers for the disc jockey to play "Cotton-Eyed Joe."

"I love fast dances," says Bolling, who clomps her feet on the floor to the music.

This is an especially daring act in Pound, a conservative town of about 1,000 people in the Appalachian coal mining country of Virginia's extreme western corner.

Public dancing is illegal without a permit and the Golden Pine doesn't have one. Owner Bill Elam, who got a judge to throw out an old anti-dance ordinance as unconstitutionally broad, refuses to apply for one.
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 Post subject: Re: Virginia Town (and Others) Bans Dancing
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2001 6:52 pm 
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Good grief. It's like the movie Footloose, but with a better mix of ages.


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I think it's time to hold the first International CriticalDance Convention, in Pound, VA.<BR><P>------------------<BR>Jeffrey E. Salzberg, Lighting Designer<P>"Shang-a-lang, feel the <I>sturm und drang</I> in the air!"<P>Online portfolio: <A HREF="http://www.suncoast.quik.com/salzberg" TARGET=_blank>http://www.suncoast.quik.com/salzberg</A> <P>

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2001 1:28 pm 
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Gosh -- this makes me so durned mad I feel like burnin' my Confederate flag! Gollllllleeeee!


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 Post subject: Re: Virginia Town (and Others) Bans Dancing
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2001 1:51 pm 
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I can't help but wonder what they would say about a tutu......<P>I do think we ought to have a criticaldance convention somewhere - like San Diego!!- and we could bring our laptops and type to each other. LOL


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2001 2:15 pm 
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Must be contagious:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Mormon Town Gets Party Ordinance</B><P>CATHERINE BLAKE, Associated Press Writer <P>PROVO, Utah (AP) - Partying just got more difficult in Provo. Not that it was easy before.<P>Provo, home to Brigham Young University and 30,000 Mormon students, has only one dance club, and it is smoke- and alcohol-free. Next month, a new ordinance will require Club Omni to install surveillance cameras, metal detectors and security guards.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.nandotimes.com/noframes/story/0,2107,500474472-500728112-504127428-0,00.html?group=nation" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A><p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited May 10, 2001).]


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2001 1:53 pm 
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But Phildelaphia encourages it:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Let's Get Fit, Philadelphia!<BR>Mayor Street Leads Philadelphians in Second Annual Citywide Walk And Fitness Fest; Receives Men's Fitness Magazine Award</B><P>PRNewswire<P>... Work out with Q-102's Donna Storm, to the music of a live band and shimmy into shape with the Mayor's Healthy Line Dance. Then stand by as the city launches the 76 Tons of Fun Weigh-Out program.<P>The City of Philadelphia's Fun Fit and Free Festival is part of the official Independence Day Celebration which offers more than 50 free events during the Sunoco Welcome America! Festival from June 27th through July 4th. Events include a multicultural/multifaith celebration; historic reenactments; and numerous pop, jazz, gospel and ethnic music and dance performances. The 14-hour long July 4th grand finale features a ceremony at Independence Hall, tapping of the Liberty Bell, a big parade, a celebrity reading of the Declaration of Independence, music by Jill Scott, Garth Brooks and more; and lavish fireworks set to music.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/010702/hsm051.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2001 11:06 am 
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And so does China, but they are coming down hard on couch potatoes:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Beijing Targeting Couch Potatoes</B><P>CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press Writer <P>Young Chinese are mad about soccer and basketball, while couples gather in parks and parking lots in morning and evening for ballroom dancing.<P>With so many neighborhoods broken up by urban development, the exercise machines bring together neighbors of all generations, said Yan Naxin, a city sports official who oversaw the project.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010712/sp/oly_china_fitness_1.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2001 9:17 am 
When I read the Virginia story the 1st thing I thought of like Priscilla is FOOTLOOSE-they should make a movie out of this......


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2001 8:35 am 
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Now, this is interesting...<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Ordinance Could Stop Sacramento Dancing Earlier</B><P>KCRA<P>If you like to have a good time by hitting the dance clubs around Sacramento, you might have to put those dancing shoes away a lot earlier than usual.<P>A new ordinance would allow dancing only until 1:30 a.m. at clubs throughout the city of Sacramento.<P>City leaders are rewriting the dance ordinance that dates back to the 1930s.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/kcra/20010713/lo/857725_1.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Provo Rethinks 'Dance' Ordinance<P>MARK EDDINGTON, SALT LAKE TRIBUNE <P>...<P> That is the gist of a new dance ordinance the Provo City Council is considering. Some council members say the council overstepped the bounds of common sense in February 2001, when it passed an ordinance requiring anyone hosting a public dance to hire security guards and install video surveillance cameras and metal detectors. Only churches, governments and schools, including BYU, are exempt from the restrictions.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.sltrib.com/2002/mar/03202002/utah/721024.htm target=_blank>More</a>


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Dancing in Provo<P>Salt Lake Tribune<P>The revamped Provo dance ordinance is not much of an improvement. Though requiring fewer up-front security measures than the original law, the new rules provide undue power to the chief of police, power which could easily be abused. The City Council should reconsider its actions.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.sltrib.com/2002/mar/03262002/opinion/opinion.htm target=_blank>More</a>


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An update on the above issue.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Provo Dance Proposal Wins Fans<BR> Tuesday, May 21, 2002 <BR> <BR> <BR>BY MARK EDDINGTON<BR>THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE <P> PROVO -- In a town where the movie "Footloose" plays like a documentary, the advance buzz on Provo's latest attempt to regulate dancing is fairly positive. <BR> No, unrestrained boogieing is not about to break out on city streets, but many who have seen the latest dance proposal like it. Even critics who detest the current rules, along with eight rewrites, are giving No. 9 good reviews.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.sltrib.com/2002/may/05212002/utah/738694.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A>


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2002 1:34 pm 
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In AP:

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Vietnam's largest city imposes midnight curfew on karaoke and dancing

HANOI, Vietnam - Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City plan to crack down on the nightlife in Vietnam's largest city by imposing a midnight curfew on karaoke bars and discos, an official said Thursday. more


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 Post subject: Re: Virginia Town (and Others) Bans Dancing
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2002 8:05 pm 
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Why is this in the fun stuff forum?

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School Wary of Drinking Bans Dances

SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) - School dances at Scarsdale High have been banned after about 200 students turned up drunk at a homecoming party.
<a href=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020927/ap_on_re_us/brf_drunk_students_3 target=_blank>More</a>, on Yahoo!


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