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Crowd gathers to dance during protest in Washington State

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Protestors in Washington State dance for their rights.

More than 100 dancers did the swing, samba and some freestyle up the steps of the Capitol in Olympia.

They're protesting a decades-old dance tax.

The demonstration comes after a handful of clubs were told that they owe back taxes.

That's because they have a cover charge and give patrons, quote "the opportunity to dance."

"I don't believe we should be taxed for dancing. It's like being taxed for walking, being taxed for drinking out of a drinking fountain. It's something that we as people have the right to be able to dance," said dance instructor, Kayla Olsen.

One of the clubs was hit with a 92-thousand dollar tax bill.

State officials say they are looking at ways to change the law so that certain cover charges for the opportunity to dance are not considered retail sales.

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