From the BBC website:
- “China takes steps to curb passion
- China is changing the way it runs compulsory dance classes, introduced to tackle child obesity, because parents fear their children may fall in love.
- Sports officials say they will now encourage students to dance in large groups or by themselves.
- Some parents had expressed fears that if boys and girls danced hand in hand they might fall in love and put their studies at risk.”
Now I have ranted previously on the strange way that the concept of “falling in love” gets portrayed as an instantaneous event (see this and this). But seriously, folks, if it was this easy, every thirtysomething female with the incessant sound “tick-tock” in her ear would head to the local Arthur Murray studio and go home happy.