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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