Real-Life Footloose: Dancing in Des Moines is Illegal

July 15, 2009

Straight out of the ‘80s Kevin Bacon flick, the powers that be in Des Moines, Iowa are not allowing residents the pleasure of cutting the foot loose at their favorite night spots.

The Huffington Post recently reported that an obscure city ordinance has outlawed dancing in Iowa's biggest city after 2 a.m.

The ordinance, which dates back to at least 1942, bans public dancing between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Residents must also not get their boogie on until 8 a.m. on Sundays.

Any dancing within the city that can be attended by the public is subject to the rule. Even venues that allow dancing before the early hours of the morning must pay $200 for an annual license or $75 to host a single event.

This town needs to elect Kenny Loggins as their mayor as soon as possible.


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