For example, when one parent tried to extract the details of a dance the student had attended, the student succinctly replied to parent: “let’s just say you wouldn’t approve.” In another instance the parent (unaware at the time of what was going on at these dances) kept prompting the student who had gone to one dance to return to future dances.The student repeatedly refused and then finally said: “If you knew what went on there, you wouldn’t want me there.” Yet another student reported to parents that the dances were “disgusting to watch.” The Impact of Lyrics The impact of lyrics ought to be cause for alarm.Catholic schools may have rules about dancing and dances may have chaperones.But having rules and having chaperones have proven to be an insufficient remedy and ineffective means to combat immodest dress and dance in our modern over-sexed culture.(Repeats) Ain’t no doubt about it we were doubly blessed ‘Cause we were barely seventeen and we were barely dressed…(Repeats) This is the filth into which Catholic school students have been immersed.
It isn’t only adults who are uncomfortable with the dancing.It is unclear whether Catholic school students are being informed that these dances are morally wrong.An Attack on Purity Immodest dress and dance is an attack on the purity of children. Through what is going on at Catholic school dances the enemy appears to be winning that battle to destroy the purity of some of God’s children.[This document was prepared on behalf of a group of parents to address issues locally that may also be going on elsewhere in the country.It is published here as a resource for parents who may find it useful.] Dances in the Catholic School: Parental Concerns and Suggested Remedies This document addresses parental concerns with dances being held in diocesan Catholic schools.