The North Korean authorities have reportedly arrested a dance instructor and several of her students for practicing “foreign-style disco dances”. Reports say the teacher was accused of encouraging students to copy the moves of foreign pop stars. North Korea has imposed draconian restrictions on its citizens to curb the influence of modern pop culture, banning the import of movies and music. North Koreans can be punished for watching, owning or distributing foreign media, particularly from the United States and South Korea. North Korea maintains its own form of militaristic pop culture that normally idolizes the Kim dynasty.