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Searching the words “ballet” and “feminism” in tandem is unlikely to yield many inspiring results. After all, ballet has a unique rep in people’s perceptions of the dance world—as a rigorous discipline that celebrates only traditional femininity and promotes unhealthy body-image standards. Read More
                 Every teacher I’ve had since I was about ten years old has been giving me the plagiarism speech. It’s ingrained in my brain. Never steal someone’s words without giving them credit. In print the rules seem clear, but what if it’s something like a dance move? It seems like copyright gets a little more difficult to define. Read More
Looking to get hot and sweaty this Friday night? Swimming Cities is hosting Motorboatin’ the Dance Party, featuring Dirty Finger (Black Label Bicycle Club, BK) and Rusty Lazer (New Orleans Bounce) as well as a Bike Burlesque act with Heather Loop, aka Ms. Spoke. With only a $5 cover, summer drinks, and cheap beer inside, what more could you want? Head on over to 97 Wycoff Ave at Hart Street, Brooklyn, NY this Friday, May 27th, from 10 pm until 4 am. For more information check out the Facebook event. Read More
Come join Big Freedia in shaking your BUST bootays to some loud Bounce music! It should be a wild night, with lots of bass and boozy, sweaty dancing goodness.Big Freedia is going to performing tomorrow on Driggs Ave, Brooklyn. The party is being thrown in a century old Polish dance hall. She will be joined by DJ Rusty Lazer, DJ Barney, and the sultry/fierce vocals of LaurenSara. Read More

Leslie Hall's New Jam

BY Kate Senecal in Music

    There is not much that Leslie Hall can’t do. My favorite performance artist/singer/dancer/awesome-gem-sweater-maker’s band, Leslie and the Ly’s, has just released a new jam from their new album Destination Friendship: The Feelings Album.  “Hydrate Jirate” promises a quality dancing experience; layering Leslie’s sweet, droney voice over a pulsing beat that’s reminiscent of old school Madonna’s “Burning up” (which I have always been a total sucker for). Read More
Yesterday while promoting her campaign to end childhood obesity in America, Michelle Obama broke it down to Beyonce with a group of middle-schoolers in DC. I don’t know if she can get any more adorable (my guess is no). The first lady has better dance moves than I could ever hope for. Not only is Michelle’s Dougie super impressive, but towards the end of the video she totally brings it by doing The Running Man. It’s heroic, really. Check it out. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video   Also, Beyonce is really going to bat for this cause. Read More
Today marks the 85th anniversary of the Martha Graham Dance Company, and to celebrate, they will be performing seven of her most famous works at the Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Tonite’s opening performance includes a revival of Robert Wilsons Snow on the Mesa (1995), and Maple Leaf Rag (1990) the last dance choreographed by Graham before her death at the age of 97 in 1991. There will be more performances every night until March 19th, including classics like Cave of the Heart (1947) and Appalachian Spring (1947). Read More
So, wanna do something fun this Thursday evening?  Check out CrushFEST at Public Assembly. The event features Big Freedia (who was featured in the 2010 Men We Love issue!) and Rusty Lazer, along with many other fine musical artists for you to enjoy. Tickets are available here for $15 advanced tickets. Woo! For more info click to the Facebook event page.   Now for your viewing pleasure: BIG FREEDIA from VIDEOTHING.COM on Vimeo. Read More
I feel as though I should start with a declaimer:  Content in this blog may be unsuitable for children. Actually, if you’re a girl under the age of 18, please don’t continue reading. I don’t want to be responsible for exposing an entire generation of young woman to this. So just go do your homework or something.    It’s unclear whether this dance move originated in Brazilian nightclubs or their bedrooms, but I can only assume sex was initially involved. Read More
  What were you doing when you were 11? Amiya Alexander teaches dance classes to little girls around Detroit in her very own pink-bus-turned-dance-academy. Amiya's Mobile Dance Academy brings ballet and tap classes to little ladies while fighting obesity. Read More