Sunday, July 15, 2007

Chinese Dance Classes: Update

Earlier, Red Threads reported on a story about Chinese students enrolling in dance classes as a way to curb childhood obesity:

Chinese Students: Sweatin' to the Oldies

Some of the parents were concerned that such activity would lead to unbridled passion. Well now, it looks like they've changed the curriculum:

China takes steps to curb passion
China is changing the way it runs compulsory dance classes, introduced to tackle child obesity, because parents fear their children may fall in love.

Sports officials say they will now encourage students to dance in large groups or by themselves.

Some parents had expressed fears that if boys and girls danced hand in hand they might fall in love and put their studies at risk.


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