Posts tagged "dance"

Can New York Set A Record For The Most People Twerking At Once?

New Orleans “Bounce Queen” Big Freedia is taking to New York City’s Herald Square in an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for most people twerking simultaneously. Big Freedia’s…

iVillage | September 23, 2013 - 4:45 pm

Even Pregnant Ladies Are Twerking

By now we’re all familiar with twerking: hip-shaking, booty-focused dance moves a la Nicki Minaj and (ugh) Miley Cyrus. It’s sexy, it’s silly — and apparently, it’s completely safe for…

Jessica Wakeman | August 19, 2013 - 11:40 am

Trainer Trials: Watch Amelia & Jessica Shake Their Tail Feathers At Zumba!

It’s time for another episode of “Trainer Trials,” our new video series in which I try out various fitness activities in hopes of finding one or more that I don’t…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 12, 2013 - 10:00 am

Men At Twerk Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

Twerking. It’s the “Dougie” of 2013, the Macarena of the zeitgeist. It also appears to be a very popular YouTube extracurricular activity — and not just amongst the Miley Cyruses…

Julie Gerstein | July 11, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Woman Teaches Herself How To Dance In A Year

You may remember Karen Cheng as the former Microsoft exec who resigned from her job a few years ago via a song posted to YouTube called “Bye, Bye, Excel and

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 11, 2013 - 10:20 am

I’m In Love: Alabama’s All-Male Dance Squad, The Prancing Elites, J-Sette Into Our Hearts

J-Sette is a dance style that emerged out of southern female African-American step teams, but has now become somewhat more pervasive. You can see elements of it in Beyonce’s “Single

Julie Gerstein | June 19, 2013 - 1:40 pm

It’s Time To Cry: Hampton “Exorcist” Williams Dances With Girlfriend And Daughter On “So You Think You Can Dance”

Guys, I think I just watched the most astoundingly beautiful and moving “So You Think You Can Dance” audition ever. The show is back for its 10th season, and on…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 23, 2013 - 10:20 am

Dancing Queen Bus Stop Lady Has The Right Idea

The name William W. Purkey might not mean anything to you, but he’s the guy who coined the phrase “dance like nobody’s watching.” That’s pretty solid advice, we think. Take…

Julie Gerstein | April 19, 2013 - 10:40 am

Girl Talk: I Left Ballet Over A Dance Injury

It was a typical Orange County night at the tail end of a long, lazy winter break. The plethora of yogurt shops in the neighborhood were closing, and even if…

Sarah Gray | February 26, 2013 - 1:00 pm

“One Billion Rising” Empowers Incarcerated Men & Women To Break The Cycle Of Violence

Aside from it being Valentine’s Day, February 14 was also the day of the One Billion Rising campaign, which aims to end violence against women. Violence is cyclical, so it…

Julie Gerstein | February 15, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Is Pole Dancing A Sport?

As a girl who defined herself as a ballerina from ages three to 21, I’ve had the argument over whether dancing is a sport or art many times over. I…

Sarah Gray | January 23, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Cuba’s Plus-Size Dance Troupe Is Breaking Stereotypes, Opening Minds

Cuban dancer and choreographer Juan Miguel Mas used to belong to a traditional dance troupe, but he rarely made it on stage because of his weight. “I created a character…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 27, 2012 - 9:20 am

“SYTYCD”: Our Favorite Performances From Last Night’s “So You Think You Can Dance”

Well, Amelia and Will, as Audrey and Matthew, have quickly emerged as my favorite couples on “So You Think You Can Dance,” but after last night’s episode, I wonder if…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 19, 2012 - 11:40 am

“SYTYCD”: Our 5 Favorite Performances From Last Night’s “So You Think You Can Dance”

“So You Think You Can Dance” is easily my favorite reality TV competition show — I think the dancing talent featured each season is astounding. I love that the show…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 12, 2012 - 11:20 am

Adorable Couple’s Swing Dancing First Dance At Wedding Is The One To Beat

Notes To Self:

Learn to swing dance.
Find husband.
Choreograph adorable swing dance routine to Benny Goodman’s “Sing Sing Sing” which is pretty much the best…

Jessica Wakeman | May 9, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Dealbreaker: He Didn’t Dance

I met Brian*, on OKCupid. He was a handsome blonde with fantastic taste in clothes. Heliked to cook, had a stable, admirable job, and played the ukulele on the side.

Caitlin Abber | May 3, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

What happens when a girl, armed with only her iPod, decides to take her dancing out of her bedroom and into the streets, er, well, the mall? Hello Giggles sent…

Julie Gerstein | April 11, 2012 - 9:20 am

In “The Slutcracker Ballet,” The Sugar Plum Fairy Goes Burlesque

Everyone should see “The Nutcracker” ballet at least once in their lifetime. And if you’re demented like me, you should see the ballet/burlesque fusion show “The Slutcracker” at least once,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 15, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Let’s Meet Up At The Dog Disco Tonight

The ’70s were a wild ride, man. The dogs were going crazy. Everybody was dancing. The party never ended. And then the suddenly the ball dropped and it was the…

Julie Gerstein | December 1, 2011 - 4:40 pm

The Walmart Bounce Is Sweeping The Aisles

Thank you, Mr. Ghetto, for teaching us the latest dance craze, the Walmart bounce. Whatta whatta whatta whirl! It’s true! Da club is so over, the new hot spot…

Ami Angelowicz | May 19, 2011 - 3:40 pm