CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania school board was reviewing the decision to end a booster club-sponsored dance early after a chaperone reported students were doing the sexually suggestive dance known as twerking.

William Merrell, the Peters Township School Board member who chaperoned the Feb. 8 dance, says he’s contacted a local Arthur Murray dance studio to see whether students might be taught to dance differently and learn “social graces.”

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The matter was debated at Tuesday’s school board meeting. The Snow Ball dance sponsored by a cheerleaders’ booster club, was ended about an hour early.

District spokeswoman Shelly Belcher confirms the dance ended early and says officials were discussing how to prevent similar future problems.

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Board member Ron Dunleavy doesn’t condone twerking, but questioned Merrell’s dance-lesson idea saying he’d be “all for it” – if it raised academic test scores.

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