FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 169
96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES NOLTE (Sponsor), NETH, GATSCHENBERGER AND ANDERS (Co-sponsors).
0199L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 170, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to ballroom dance curriculum in public schools.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 170, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 170.045, to read as follows:
170.045. 1. Any public school may offer one or more courses in ballroom dance. Ballroom dance shall be treated as a qualified physical education activity and as a fine arts activity for academic credit granting and receiving purposes when ballroom dance is offered by a public school.
2. Any student enrolled in a public school in this state that offers a ballroom dance course or courses may earn academic credit for such course by completing the course with a passing grade.
3. Academic credit received for taking a ballroom dance course shall be counted toward satisfaction of any physical education or fine arts requirements of the public school, including any entrance requirements of any public institution of higher education.