Monthly Archives: February 2015

Another Dance Controversy: Hip Hop Crews on Trains

  The other day on BART, three young hip hop dancers looking like street thugs started dancing and passing a hat.  They weren’t great, but they weren’t bad either.  And they were doing something joyful that took skill and not … Continue reading

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Behind the Urge to Teach Others to Dance

  I recently saw a video that gave me another insight into why I so love teaching dance.  It was a science experiment in which altruism was proven to be a natural instinct not only in humans but also in … Continue reading

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And ANOTHER Use of Dance for the Public Safety

  I think this might be my favorite example yet of using dance to save people from themselves.  In the spirit of using fun to get people to change negative behavior, (and what can be more fun than dancing?) the … Continue reading

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The Fat Dancer “Controversy”

I’ve written a few past posts about fat dancers and was inspired to write again on the subject by a show in Australia featuring a cast of obese dancers.  What caught my interest, aside from the obvious fact of how … Continue reading

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