UPDATE #2: We have the “Sluts of Jonesboro” Video! Someone either reposted the original or had a different version, but it’s back on YouTube.
Watch it for yourself, but in some respects this appears to be a typical high school dance team routine . . . except for the thigh-high stockings, super short shorts and tight tops. Oh, and the use of chairs like a stripper would probably doesn’t help. The real capper may be about two thirds of the way through when they call boys out of the stands and have them sit in the chair while they dance around them. Can anyone say “lap dance?” Below are some of the comments left on YouTube. Leave your comments below.
A Sampling of YouTube Comments:
There are aspects of this routine that strive to incorporate some elements of traditional dance that I have seen on many teams. For example the fan rolls on the chairs. The hip hop moves, splits and leg lifts are part of dance as well. However; bringing the guys onto the chairs to watch the “Booty Drop Shakes” that’s where I as a coach and a former dance competition judge have to step in a bit and say – hmmmm… yea not so much
The dance was VERY provocative and definately overboard. I say the Hip Hop Culture has little good to speak about. It Inspires gang behavior, sexual promiscuity, foul language, drug use, and many other things that should not be promoted to the youth. Hopefully in the next generation this culture will die down and maybe go away. Smart and intelligent rapping is one thing, and really special when the message is positive. We know there are hoods, but we don’t need to hear about all the time.
The coach should be fired and the girls should be educated on self-esteem, morals and by the looks of it, rhythm. The audience could use a good set of moral boosts, too. It’s very sad that public schools could deteriorate like this.
EARLIER: The YouTube video is gone (entitled “The Sluts of Jonesboro“) but the damage is done at Jonesboro High in Georgia. Apparently the gals on the school’s dance team did a halftime routine during a recent basketball game that reminded many parents in attendance of exotic dancers, rather than cute teen aged girls. Allegedly–if you know how to find the videos–the dance involved a chair, and the girls were wearing thigh-high stockings, tiny shorts and tight shirts. After the outcry the school decided to disband the team for the rest of the year, although none of the young ladies were disciplined. Here’s more from the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
The Jonesboro High School dance team has been suspended for the year after students danced provocatively at a school basketball game. Clayton County school officials have barred the eight-member dance team from practicing or performing this year, said Jacqueline Evans, a spokeswoman for the district.
Parents complained the girls danced inappropriately at halftime during a Jan. 13 basketball game. A video posted on YouTube showed the girls in thigh-high stockings, tiny shorts and tight shirts dancing on chairs during portions of their routine.
The video, titled “The Sluts of Jonesboro,” has since been taken down. Evans said she didn’t know anything about the video. “The team will not perform for the remainder of the year, nor will they represent the school in any other performances,” Evans said Tuesday. School staff investigated the dance and disbanded the team three days later, Evans said. The girls were not disciplined.