PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island country music radio station is holding a father-daughter dance in a community that canceled a similar dance because of concerns it violated a state gender discrimination law.
Cat Country WCTK-FM is holding the dance Thursday night in Cranston. They’re calling it a father-daughter dance, although both boys and girls are invited to attend, along with a parent or other adult of either gender.
It’s open to any student from kindergarten through 6th grade who attends a Cranston public school. It costs $10 per person.
American Idol winner Scotty McCreery is scheduled to perform.
School officials ended their traditional father-daughter dances and mother-son ballgames earlier this year. The Cranston School Committee has since asked state lawmakers to change the law to allow such activities.