Dirty Dancing: New Forms but the Same Old Criticism

Posted on March 19, 2012

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Reggae Dancer Hanna Herbertson, center, showing participants how to "wine," in her reggae aerobics class in Manhattan. (Photo by Dervedia Thomas/CNS)

Reggae Dancer Hanna Herbertson, center, showing participants how to "wine," in her reggae aerobics class in Manhattan. (Photo by Dervedia Thomas/CNS)

Dirty dancing has been around for centuries, but it’s constantly evolving taking new and more risqué forms.

For many cultures, these dances are not considered “dirty” at all, just another way of having fun or a way to rebel against the older generation or a higher social class.

Many cultural critics have taken offense to the label “dirty,” and question why anything below the waist is considered so taboo.

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