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High schoolers try new dance moves following 'grinding' ban

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With prom less than a month away, students at Fargo's North High School are looking to teachers for new moves after "grinding," a popular dance style, was banned last fall.

"You can move to the groove, but keep in mind, no grind" is the policy North and surrounding schools have endorsed.

As seen on television and in music videos, grinding is an up-close-and-personal dance style where a boy stands behind a girl and thrusts to imitate a sex act, the Fargo Forum reports.

The school says grinding is overly sexual and makes younger students feel uncomfortable.

To expand students' dancing repertoire, Latin Teacher Dave Volk and his wife, Mary, have been holding an impromptu dance academy where participants can learn the two-step, polka, swing and waltz.

The newspaper reports a couple dozen kids have showed up in that past few weeks. However, it might prove difficult for high schoolers to pull off a ballroom classic to the tune of Beyonce.

In Andover, students took a "Footloose" approach to their winter dance after administrators said grinding would not be allowed. The Star Tribune said more than 250 kids attended an event off school grounds to keep their right to grind.

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