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ABC announces a new show “Pole Dancing with the Stars”

To capitalize on the success of it’s trademark “Dancing with the Stars” and the box office power of “Magic Mike XXL,” ABC announced a new fall TV …

Dancing with the Stars

Dancers with Down syndrome from local studio to perform at Special Olympics World Games

Dancers from a local studio that specializes in classes for individuals with Down syndrome will be showcasing their talents at the Special Olympics …

Dancing

Shooting Dancers and Colored Smoke Bombs Under NYC

All images by Kien Quan. Used with permission.

Kien Quan is a NYC-based action photographer who specializes in capturing urban street dancers. In …

Photographers

How did people learn to dance in Baroque and Regency times?

By the turn of the 1700s, books like The Dancing-Master and The Art of Dancing Explained by Reading and Figures became more sophisticated.

Alongside the …

Regency

Australian Dance Awards 2015 shortlisted nominees

Image courtesy Australian Dance Theatre. Photographer: Chris Herzfeld Camlight Productions. Dancers from L to R: Kimball Wong, Samantha Hines, …

Australia

Just try not to smile while you watch these dancing puppies

The only thing more adorable than one puppy being cute is five puppies being cute — and in unison.

In a video uploaded to Imgur, five Alaskan Malamutes can be seen turning their heads from side to side like five aww-inducing metronomes. The result is borderline hypnotic.

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Maybe …

Dancing

Tavis Smiley: Dance Legend Carmen de Lavallade on Opportunity for Black Ballerinas Then vs. Now

Tonight I'm joined by legendary stage performer Carmen de Lavallade. The iconic dancer, who has performed on Broadway, at the Met and with greats like Alvin Ailey, and of course, her late husband Geoffrey Holder, walks in a proud line. Janet Collins, her cousin, was the first -- and to this day, …

Tavis Smiley

Brooklyn Beckham shows off his dancing skills on Instagram

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New York City

Watch The Rock as a Dancing Daisy in This Bizarre, Never-Before-Seen SNL Sketch

We're so thankful we get to watch it now

Lots of Saturday Night Live sketches never make it to the final show, like this one starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He hosted the show back in March, and starred as a dancing daisy in a bizarre sketch that, until now, nobody had seen.

The sketch, which also …

Dancing

Putin's spokesman, Olympic ice dancing champ to tie the knot

MOSCOW – A 2006 Olympic ice dancing champion says she is to marry President Vladimir Putin's spokesman later this summer.

Tatiana Navka has been dating Dmitry Peskov, a father of three from two previous marriages, for several years and they had a daughter in August last year. Despite frequent public …

Olympics

These Gorgeous Photos Will Change the Way You See Dancers' Bodies

Former dancer Kyle Froman didn't just spend 14 years gracing the stage for the New York City Ballet, which is a very demanding job in itself—he also developed a serious secondary talent along the way, photographing life from the wings at every chance he could get. His interest in photography has …

Fashion Photography

Men get turn in pole dancing spotlight

For some people, pole dancing conjures up images of women performing at some shady night club.

But this weekend in St. Charles at the Pheasant Run Resort, the unique dance form was the focus of the fifth annual North American Pole Dance Championships, which included for the first time a men's elite …

Dancing

Mr. Incredible's Superpowers Extend to Dancing: Watch the Disney Mascot do the Nae Nae

Even mascots can't resist the "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" dance craze.

One Walt Disney World parkgoer captured the Mr. Incredible character performer breaking it down to Silento's hit track.

In the video, shared through Facebook on Thursday, the character from Disney and Pixar's 2004 animated movie The

Walt Disney Company

Watch People Dance Outside the Reopened Cuban Embassy

The two nations resumed diplomatic relations on Monday

The Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C. reopened for the first time in half a century on Monday, and some people were so excited they were literally dancing in the streets.

The festivities were documented on social media, where people shared photos …

Dancing

12,975 Filipinos Dancing Zumba, Breaking World Record

Look at this huge dancing crowd! 12,975 Filipinos were dancing to Zumba on Sunday in Mandaluyong, a suburb of the Philippine capital, Manila. The …

Dancing

Dancing with the Stars shoves live band into "the car park"

The good news: Shane Bourne was almost seamless in his debut as the new Dancing with the Stars host, showing his skill at Live performance.

The bad …

Dancing with the Stars

So You Think You Can Dance announcesfirst-ever Twitter save — exclusive

So You Think You Can Dance is still shaking things up in season 12: Starting Monday, fans will be able to keep one dancer from Team Stage and one dancer from Team Street safe from elimination, EW can exclusively reveal.

After the bottom three dancers from each team have performed, the So You Think

Dancing

Up-town trunk: Baby elephant shows off breakdancing moves

This elephant is getting down (Picture: Caters)Elephants are not supposed to be graceful but try telling that to this little one.The baby elephant …

Kruger National Park

No One Knew What To Expect When They Stepped On Stage, Then The Music Started. AMAZING!

If you’re like me, watching performers express their passion through music and dance is not only beautiful, it’s also inspiring.

But for these …

Dancing

Kizomba: The Latest Way for Latinas to Make Men Drool

A GIF of curvaceous Latinas shaking their hips to a new dance move was on the front page of reddit last Friday, and it had the whole site mesmerized.

The animated image was created from a video of some women in Mexico partaking in Kizomba, a dance from Angola. While redditors might be surprised to …

Dancing

The New Mark McNairy Film Will Make You Want to Dance

This season, Mark McNairy captured the exuberance of his fall/winter 2015 collection on film.

Mark McNairy is known for his love of camouflage and his audacious footwear and clothes. He's also known for having epic fashion shows, complete with beer-swilling models and rappers like Cam'ron Giles and …

Movies

Operatic dance performance filmed inside CERN

"Symmetry" tells the story of a CERN researcher who rediscovers love through the song and dance of the infinite cosmos.

CERN's Large Hadron Collider …

Dance

Remo D’souza won’t make a dance film with Hrithik Roshan- find out why!

The ABCD 2 director has something else in mind for the hunk…Choreographer-director Remo D’Souza has expressed a desire to make his dream project – a …

Movies

How High Fashion Saved the Ballet

The classical arts are having a tough time—labor disputes, slashed budgets, and a struggle to fill seats. But the New York City Ballet seems to have found the answer: Valentino.

In case you haven’t heard, it’s not a great time for the performing arts — particularly in the classical realm. The …

The Incredibly Fluid Movements of Ballet Dancers Frozen in Time

In one lithe, seamless movement, the ballet dancer drops to crouch on her knees. Then she kneels on the white sand and bows, her mind focusing all …

Performing Arts

Dramatic Portraits of Dancers So Energetic and Passionate They Could Dance out of the Photos

Watching a live dance performance can be an invigorating, emotional and moving experience. And capturing the amazing moments that make a performance …

Royal Ballet’s Focus on British Choreography Exposes Its Limits

In recent years a remarkably high number of British choreographers have been working internationally: Richard Alston, David Bintley, Christopher Bruce, Michael Clark, David Dawson, Wayne McGregor, Ashley Page, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon, Matthew Bourne. I’ve even heard New Yorkers suggest …

Performing Arts

Keep dancing: the ballet stars leaping through the age barrier

“I felt I’d outgrown my shoes,” says Wendy Whelan. “My mind had expanded beyond what was being asked of me.” When Whelan retired from New York City Ballet last year, the art form lost one of its most incisive, poetic and adventurous ballerinas. Yet classical ballet’s loss has been contemporary …

Performing Arts

The New York City Ballet, Shot from the Lens of One of Its Own

Kyle Froman, a former member of the NYCB’s corps de ballet, photographs the city’s best dancers.

With how it’s portrayed in pop culture, why would anyone want to be a ballet dancer? Black Swan likened it to a dark, chaotic underworld; Center Stage to a cesspool of egoists and mean girls; and even the …

Ballet