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Vermont Principal Shuts Down High School Dance Over 'Twerking' Concerns

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Sep 03, 2014 | 5:51pm EDT

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Miley Cyrus' twerking antics have cost students in Bennington, Vermont their homecoming dance.

Mount Anthony Union High School principal Sue Maguire has axed the upcoming festivities because she doesn't like to see her young students copying the Wrecking Ball singer's suggestive dancefloor moves.

Explaining her decision in a letter, Maguire writes, "Since Miley Cyrus took the stage 'twerking' at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, our students' dancing behavior has crossed the line of what we can condone as appropriate behavior at a school. "Twerking is dancing to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving a low squatting stance and thrusting movements. Students do not face one another or remain with the same person for the length of the song." Anticipating a backlash from parents, Maguire adds, "If you haven't seen twerking, I would encourage you to research this online."

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