Eastern Nazarene Clarifies Rule to Permit Dancing

December 16, 2013

Eastern Nazarene College has clarified its rules so that student events can now include dancing, The Patriot Ledger reported. Dancing has not been explicitly banned to date, but many thought it was because the college followed the Church of the Nazarene Manual, which forbids “all forms of dancing that detract from spiritual growth and break down proper moral inhibitions and reserve.” The college has now adopted a policy that dancing is permitted, consistent with the church manual, provided that songs are not “vulgar or overtly suggestive in nature,” and that dances “must be appropriate and not sexually suggestive."


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