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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 34 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID Wednesday, May 1970 Canada Survey Shows High Schools Holding Fewer Dances For Students By KLAUS JONAS Canadian Press Staff Writer Douglas Black, president of a high school students' union in Calgary, summed it "Students won't come to a school dance if you don't give them the best." "There's more competition he said. "There are lots of things to do for kids on a Friday night." A Cross-Canada Survey by The Canadian Press indicates that many high schools are holding fewer dances or dis- continuing them altogether, although there are more rea- sons than simple competition. Except in some smaller communities or large cities with sophisticated promoters, the iiigh school dance that was once the centre of social life is becoming steadily less important. In both Toronto and Vancou- ver, where other forms of di- version are readily available, dances can only succeed by featuring ex- A Vancouver1 musician who once played regularly at school dances says bluntly: "Dances are much less popu- lar because they're dumb." P. B. O'Brien, vice-principal of Britannia secondary school in Vancouver, attributes the decrease in dances to "other organized functions outside the school." Some school officials have ordered dances restricted be- cause they were getting "too says a Vancouver prin- cipal. But student leaders also feel that restrictions at dances play a part. "Kids have more freedom outside says Alike McKeachie, student president at Sentinel secondary school i in west Vancouver. That's reflected even in the Northern Ontario mining com- munity of Kirkland Lake, where students cite regula- tions on drinking, clothing and chaperones as reasons for school dances losing ground. "Dances should be open to other schools, and there should be more freedom and less restrictions regarding one Kirkland Lake girl said. "Smoking should be permitted and people should be stamped on the hand with ink so they can come in and .out." Dance organizers also find clothing restrictions can hurt, although some schools are al- lowing jeans for boys and slacks and sweaters for girls. 11 Sue Ferrier, a Grade 13 stu- dent in Orillia, Ont., suggests that "people seem a lot friendlier when they feel com- f or table" and schoolmate Anne Naccarata says formal dances are attended only by those who can afford formal The presence of chaperones and other rules enforcers, also seems to make dances less popular in many places. "It's like going back to school for another three says one Hegina stu- dent. Another in Orillia says that "it's like walking into a police station." Open with no restrictions on attendance ,by persons from outside the help, some stu- dents say, but many school of- ficials are reluctant to en- dorse them. D. G. Cook, principal of Kit- silano high school in Vancou- ver, says the school allows students to bring one guest each, but otherwise dances are closed to keep out "every weirdo that ever flies around." A colleague says: "You can't get teacher supervisors for the open dances because they don't want to take the gump they get from drunken kids." But student leaders say they need open dances to compete with outside concerts and' Niagara Falls stu- dent says his school doesn't have closed dances "because they'd kill and in Van- couver, a student president who has found that dances are less popular says "most kids would like to see completely open dances." Changes in music generally are being reflected at the dances, particularly in centres where outside enter- tainment is easily available. 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