No More 'Footloose' Comparisons For This Oklahoma Town The city council in Henryetta, Okla., repealed an ordinance that had banned dancing within 500 feet of a church. Residents now can finally kick off their Sunday shoes.
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No More 'Footloose' Comparisons For This Oklahoma Town

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No More 'Footloose' Comparisons For This Oklahoma Town

No More 'Footloose' Comparisons For This Oklahoma Town

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "FOOTLOOSE")

KENNY LOGGINS: (Singing) Got to, got to cut loose, footloose, kick off...

GREENE: Kicking off your Sunday shoes and getting down? Well, in Henryetta, Okla., that was actually illegal. An ordinance banning dancing within 500 feet of a church always had people comparing the town to the plot in the movie "Footloose." Well, no more. City council repealed that law. A guy at the meeting held up a sign basically quoting Kevin Bacon.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "FOOTLOOSE")

KEVIN BACON: (As Ren) I thought this was a party - let's dance.

(CHEERING)

GREENE: It's MORNING EDITION.

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