I know this may be hard to believe for people who don’t live here, but it is illegal to dance in bars in NYC. Really. Places have to have a cabaret license in order to allow dancing. The law’s 82 years old, which means it was created in 1926, which means it was probably created in the midst of Prohibition to combat speakeasies, and we never removed it.
Well go figure, but Mayor Bloomberg is talking about looking into it.
(I’ve dated myself with the Footloose reference, no? Amazing what a huge deal that movie was at the time.)