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VIDEO: “The Sluts of Jonesboro” Dance Gets High School Team Suspended

The Sluts of Jonesboro Video

A high school dance team has been disbanded following a performance known as “The Sluts of Jonesboro.” The Jonesboro High School dance team, from Jonesboro, Georgia, did the routine at a school basketball game on January 13. Parents complained the dance was provocative and inappropriate.

“The Sluts of Jonesboro” Story

The performance, uploaded to the Internet under the title “The Sluts of Jonesboro,” shows the eight girls wearing tight clothing and dancing with chairs during the halftime of a school basketball game.

The Clayton County school district investigated the performance, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports, and decided to suspend the team from practicing or performing together for the remainder of the year. The girls were reportedly not disciplined individually outside of the team’s suspension.

“The Sluts of Jonesboro” Video

The following clip shows video of “The Sluts of Jonesboro” performance in question. You may vote below as to whether you believe it should have resulted in the team’s suspension.

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30 Responses to “VIDEO: “The Sluts of Jonesboro” Dance Gets High School Team Suspended”

  1. Lee

    If anyone should be disciplined it is the coach or person who is in charge of these girls and who approved of the dance routine. Not defending it b/c it was provocative and not appropriate for girls 14 – 18.

  2. Reggie

    This is at a school function you can't dance like that in a school function… come on, what they thought that it was gonna just fly like that giving lap dances… That is not the smartest thing that I have seen ever… They are lucky that there was no disciplinary action taken by the school other than telling them they couldn't perform for the rest of the year… That's like selling heroin in front of a police station and videoing yourself in the process while there is a bomb threat with hostages across the street at the Mcdonalds… Just not smart if this was done at a private party then yeah do what you like in private

  3. Reggie

    If any of the girls where 18 they can by law do what they want to do… The younger girls are being followers… The staff at the school should have stooped the performance when it got out of hand… This is just another case of our misguided youth because no one wants to look like the bad guy by telling there kids to sit the hell down or I will knock you the hell out… Parents gotta stop being friends with there kids and be there parents…

    P.S. The below comment is based on the fact that I was told these were all college bound girls… Not knowing that there might be some minors participating in the dance routine…

  4. KIMBERLY

    THIS IS WHAT CLAYTON COUNTY IS NOW. IF YOU HAVE ANY MORALS OR VALUES, YOU KNOW THIS IS SO INAPPROPREIATE. COME ON FIRE THE COACH, COUNSEL THESE GIRLS ABOUT WHY THIS IS NOT RIGHT PARENTS AND SCHOOL. CMON HIGH SCHOOL GONE WILD.STRIPPERS IN TRAINING? SAD AND PATHETIC THAT THAT COACH EVER THOUGHT THIS WAS IN ANY WAY RIGHT!

  5. KIMBERLY

    WHERE ARE THE PAREVTS? DO THEY NOT ATTEND THEIR CHILDREN'S FUNCTION? DO THEY NOT ASK THEIR CHILDREN TO RUN THROUGH THE DRILL FIRST FOR THEM? IF I WAS THERE AND THAT WAS MY CHILD, SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN SNATCHED OFF THE COURT. IF YOU LOOK IN THE AUDIENCE, THERE WAS TONS OF PEOPLE LAUGHING AND MAKING FUN OF THEM. POOR GIRLS THE NEXT DAY.

  6. DJ Me

    That wasn't that bad, not even close to what you see in the average hip hop video. The chunky girl could use a bit more practice though. Face it parents, the sexual innuendo in dance gets stronger every generation. When you were kids in the 80's do you remember getting in trouble for dancing like prince? My parents got busted for dancing like Elvis, All this is the same thing over and over, This is our culture. These kids are going to use profanity, have sex, and try to get away with every thing they can just like we did. Educate them instead of chastising them every time you think they doing something wrong, Promote condom usage and other safe sex, start teaching them skills that actually mean something in this world and stop shielding them from reality. You are doing them more harm than good, and in turn damaging future society. Believe me , the kids will do what they want any way, you cant stop them, 50 years ago they were getting married at 13-15 and starting family's, in other parts of the world its still that way. Its horrible in today's society that we keep the truth from kids until there 18, then expect them to be able to act like an adult. Its time for a true change in the way we teach our kids, this 80s reform of 40s and 50s classroom learning technique no longer works, I'd rather give every kid a decent computer than have some teachers union get a raise this year or have some school board mis-spend the money i give them in taxes every year. You are wasting my money and not doing the job of providing an education these kids can actually use.

  7. Bob

    It is not the fault of the dance team, it is the fault of their instructor/teacher unless the team did this on their own. If that was the case, then the dance team should be suspended. Otherwise, the instructor/teacher should be penalized for teaching pole dance routines.

  8. Kay

    I graduated from Jonesboro in 08 and I'm surprised that they really didn't do anything about it. That is a little too much for high school, i mean come on now this is a school function lets be real. I agree with Lee if it should be anyone it should be the be the coach or whoever was in charge of the girls. Our dance team didn't even dance like that. But with all that being said someone should have stopped them from going on with the routine.

  9. bobbie sparks

    something is terribly wrong when a group of girls practice their dance routine with I beleive adult supervision and perform in front of their peers, family, friends and administration and be dubbed the jonesboro sluts. this is so unfair, if you turn on your tv you will see cheerleading competions where as those girls haveon less than that. was it the dance or the clothing that upset those few individuals. just turn your tv to those cheerleading competitions and just watch, there is alot more gyrating and alot less clothes if you ask me. just take a look. they should not be suspended or banned from anything. if they did the same dance in a sweat suit , I beleive no one would have said a word.

  10. mikeyintheoc

    WhooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooCarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrres. Nice work ladies. Do they do Bachelor partys?

  11. mikeyintheoc

    “The Chunky girl” Poor thing was having a tough go at it. But all in all you make a great point. Geez go after those Bimbo parents that enter their young daughters in beauty pageants with all that make up and hair done up like some swanky floozy.

  12. John

    Has anyone heard of Fosse? Bob Fosse chair dances were things of beauty. Sexy, edgy, and put that dance to shame. These girls should be admonished for bad timing, poor execution, and uninspired choreography. But it is still dance and still just art. The girls should be left alone to practice their art.

  13. Tony

    56% voted yes and 39% voted no…that shows you what kind of morals this country has….NONE…and it's gonna get worse…..

  14. josh in athens

    besides being LAME!, i'm not sure i see why they were suspended. definitely not what i want my little girl to do in high school, but other than looking like little girls who think they r grown ups, they probably didn't have to be suspended. I feel that ridicule would've been a fine substitute. (joking, sort of) keep these little brats in school, they obviously need the learnin'.

  15. Kayra

    the girls were doin their thing. I don't think it's right for anyone to get in trouble. But if someone NEEDS to get in trouble, have it be their coach. And if they don't have one then you've got another problem on your hands. I have to walk around school seeing WAY worse than that. This was actually really mild. That's the reality of it. Chill.

  16. frank

    come on guys they are just kids having fun thats all.those Parents sounds like from stone ages:-)

  17. FormerDancer

    Get the story correct people. The girls were not suspended from school. The team is just disbanded for the remained of the year. The girls are not punished at all. From what i read in another paper, the girls were required to show the dance to administration before hand. However, they did a different dance. So these kids knew perfectly well that what they had planned was inappropriate. There should have been a teacher or administration on hand to stop the music midway. Additionally, these girls showed very little dance skills and that is worrisome in itself. At this stage n the year, dancers should have better synch, jumps, and technique than that. This shows me that who ever the coach/sponser is had little or no dance training, and left this up to the kids to put together. They mistakenly believe that what they see on videos is appropriate. Of course those dancers are all adults, with years of real formal dance training and hard work. The girls at Jonesboro high appear to be little more than future lap-dancers.

  18. JR

    Hi there — FYI, we never stated that the girls were suspended from school. The *team* was suspended from performing for the remainder of the year. From the story:

    “The Clayton County school district investigated the performance, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports, and decided to suspend the team from practicing or performing together for the remainder of the year. The girls were reportedly not disciplined individually outside of the team’s suspension.”

    Thanks for your comments!

  19. FormerDancer

    It just seemed that some of the commentors were talking as if the girls themselves were being suspended. Wanted to make sure it was clear that that wasn't the case. It would be interesting to hear what kind of defense the coach had for this. Unfortunately we'll never get to hear that i'm sure.

    Incidently, under most national dance and spirit association rules, this type of dance would have been disqualified in any competition. The coach really needs to learn the rules and talk to other coaches and dance/spirit representatives about what is appropriate. These girls need and deserve to be taught correctly.

  20. Tank

    That was hilarious, I wanna know which clubs them girls will be performing at when they turn 18. Especially that chunky one I have a big roll I'd drop on her!!

  21. Dee

    This is rediculous. They look like strippers. And to make matters worse the people in the crowd are yelling, claping, and dancing like the love it. WHATEVER! It is a lame routine and shows no dance ability, just a bunch of hoochies trying to be like beyonce. They should be deciplined as well as any coaches and/or administrators involved with this. Where were the parents? Have the morals in this state become to loose that no one thought this was inappropriate. It's vulgar and I definetly wouldn't want my children to see it. The girls should be ashamed of themselves! Someone needs to teach them that they are not sex objects.

  22. Dyana

    If this was a school sponsored event and school sponsored dance group, why did the school officials that were at the game let the 'lap dance” go on for 6 minutes without just simply turning off the music? Well, its not hard to see. Just look at the color of the dancers and people in the stands! They were all acting like fools. And the so called movements by the girls was not dancing. They obviously do not take dancing seriously and just want to flaunt it in front of others to get attention. I'm sure all the girls think they are hot and I'll bet over half have had sex. I just wonder how many will be pregnant and on food stamps by the time they graduate.

  23. wryaeh

    I agree with Lee 3 days ago 1 point ” If anyone should be disciplined it is the coach or person who is in charge of these girls and who approved of the dance routine. Not defending it b/c it was provocative and not appropriate for girls 14 – 18.”

  24. Clay co resident

    The girls SHOULD be suspended. They can do what they want BUT NOT AT SCHOOL!! They as well as their parents should be ashamed!! This has nothing to do w/ Clayton Co(I am a resident), it is the school admin staff and parents. The coach, the sponsor, admin and every single adult involved should be fired!! This is what my tax dollars fund??? Are they preparing them for a career at Pleasers or M City??? Come on there is no way that is acceptable at school. Kids will try to push the envelope but it is up to adults ( who you think know better) to say no. The outfits( shorts except one girl entirely too short, and thigh highs?????WTF?? Where r their parents????I want to know the coaches name and the administrator that signed off on this performance…Time for them to go!!! They have no tolerance for kids when it comes to violations….it should be zero tolerance for this type of mess for staff!!!

  25. schoop

    girls are on this planet to have sex with there just doing what there supposed too

  26. PATTyCAkES

    Well i go to Jonesboro High Now..
    i dont think it was that bad .. but them shorts was tooo tight.. some girls ass cheeks were hangin out!
    i was like what the hell?! … and DAMN its not like they didnt have a mouth.. they shud have known that them shorts was to small, or that the dance was inappropriate for school.. they cud have said something..LAMES!

    The girls arent even sluts.. there really cool people.

  27. Cliff DePass

    Not theat bad. Compared this to the Dirty Dog dance we did as teenagers in the 60's in New York, this was nothing. The dance coach/teacher should be promoted to Superintendant of Clayton County Schools. Instead of suspending this dance team, the district should work on getting the district' s accredition back, so these girls can get dance scholarships to college.