Under 19? You Might Be Asked To Hang Up Your Dancing Shoes

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The Lincoln City Council has voted to revisit a 1930's law that had kept minors from public dancing past 9 p.m.

Owners of the Bourbon Theatre near 14th and O Street sought the change because police had told the theater that it could not admit anyone younger than 19 to shows after 9 p.m., so long as it had a public dancing permit and the teens were not supervised by an adult.

The discord is reminiscent of the 1984 movie "Footloose," in which teenagers in a small town weren't allowed to dance.

Under the ordinance amended on Monday, the city threshold goes to 18. If a club doesn't serve alcohol, people 18 and older can attend an adult dance without adult supervision. If the facility serves alcohol, the minors must be supervised by an adult.

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