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Let the Kids Dance!
Let the Kids Dance!
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Let the Kids Dance! is a seven-part series documenting the rise and fall of Seattle's Teen Dance Ordinance — a local law... more

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Part 7: Believe in Kids

At the turn of the 21st century, the TDO’s days are numbered. A generational shift puts a new era within... more

16 May 2024 · 43 minutes
Part 6: The Right Kind of Stupid

After 15 long years of the TDO, public opinion is shifting. Local alternative media starts covering the fight for all-ages... more

09 May 2024 · 41 minutes
Part 5: F*ck the Laws

The TDO made it impossible for venue owners to turn a profit while hosting all-ages shows. But the law contained... more

02 May 2024 · 42 minutes
Part 4: Shake You Down For Sure

Seattle’s homegrown hip-hop scene is born from DJ-led dance parties put on by school-aged kids for their friends in backyards,... more

25 Apr 2024 · 37 minutes
Part 3: The Best Pack of Idiots

In 1991, grunge explodes onto the world stage and Seattle is declared the coolest place on earth. Media depicts the... more

18 Apr 2024 · 37 minutes
Part 2: “Kill Lou Guzzo”

Seattle police begin enforcing the TDO, and youth are fighting back. Cops aggressively shut down a show at Gorilla Gardens--considered... more

11 Apr 2024 · 41 minutes
Part 1: City Gone Crazy

The genesis of Seattle’s Teen Dance Ordinance begins at a nightclub called the Monastery. In the early 1980s, this all-ages... more

04 Apr 2024 · 41 minutes
Let the Kids Dance! (Trailer) - Coming April 4, 2024

Seattle in the 90s: A tidal wave of unforgettable music roars out of the city. Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam... more

21 Mar 2024 · 1 minute
Let the Kids Dance!
Part 7: Believe in Kids
Let the Kids Dance!