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Should Free Time Be a Right?

Nicky Goulder | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nicky Goulder

These people can be of any age, ethnicity or gender. They always put someone else's needs and welfare before their own, often without recognition or praise. Many have little chance to socialise, which can lead to isolation; and they have an overwhelming sense of responsibility. Who am I talking about? The UK's 'hidden workforce' of unpaid carers.

Awe-Inspiring Ballet Dancers Strut To Sam Smith In Pointe Shoes

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

One dance school is out to prove that ballet is the most kick-ass genre of dance there is. Forget Tchaikovsky, the young dancers at the Chicago Mul...

Shall We Dance? Science Says 'Go on, It's Good for You'

Imogen Aujla | Posted 22.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Imogen Aujla

Whether it's Gleb Savchenko sweeping Anita off her feet or Aliona Vilani foxing Jay into a trot, the stars on Strictly look to be having a whale of a time. But it's not just a few lucky celebs who can benefit from dancing. Anyone taking part in any kind of dance can reap a whole range of rewards.

7-Year-Old Filipino Boy Flawlessly Dances To Beyoncé's 'Single Ladies'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Comedy

John "Balang" Bughaw is back on Ellen DeGeneres's show and he's knocking down the crowd with his epic dance moves all over again. The young prodigy...

Dancers On Hoverboards Nail Routine To Justin Bieber's 'Sorry'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Anyone who's ever used a hoverboard will know how difficult it can be to maintain balance without ending up on the floor. That's why this video, wh...

Why Technology Needs to Listen to Dance

Leila Johnston | Posted 24.10.2015 | UK Tech
Leila Johnston

I am the first digital artist-in-residence at the leading contemporary dance company, Rambert. I had my induction week earlier this month, and have been spending so a lot of time watching and thinking about the dance world in relation to tech culture.

Festival Number 6, Most Magical and Best-Kept Secret Festival in the UK (and Possibly in the World!)

Charo Merida | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Charo Merida

It has a cool crowd and vibe, and it's set in the most stunning location you can think of... Portmeirion, a unique village on its own private peninsulea on the southern shores of Snowdonia, north Wales.

Football Player Completely Steals Cheerleaders Limelight In Sensational Pre-Game Dance

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Comedy

Warning: this clip of an American footballer outshining the cheerleaders is the most feel-good video of all time. Arizona Rattlers player 75 showe...

This Groom's Choreographed Dance Medley Surprised His New Wife, And The Whole Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Comedy

In the age of social media, weddings are starting to get a bit boring. It's just a few hours of getting the perfect shot for Instagram then a few more...

This Couple's First Dance Is The Coolest Thing You'll Ever See At A Wedding

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Comedy

British newlyweds Hollie and Dave Smith decided to make sure their first dance as a married couple was one to remember, so rather than the boring old ...

'Eden': Flaubert Meets Daft Punk

Ed Cripps | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ed Cripps

Paul and Stan are Cheers, an aspirant pair of DJs who hit the Parisian club scene at the same time as a little-known duo called Daft Punk. Their favoured genre is garage, which in Paul's words combines "the robotic aspect of electro with the warmth of soul."

Ballet Review: Natalia Osipova Wows at the Ardani 25 Dance Gala

Victoria Sadler | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

There is a reason why Natalia Osipova is the dancer everyone wants to see. And the star delivered on her box office draw for the Ardani 25 Dance Gala with performances full of her trademark visceral, emotional intensity blended with impressive technical excellence.

The Best Dance Classes In London

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Whether it's ballet, tap, contemporary or hip hop that's your bag, London is packed full of classes for dance fans - you just have to know where to fi...

This Dance Studio Proves Children With Disabilities Can Do Ballet

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When a parent learns their child may have a disability, they often have to go through months or even years of assessments. When the gruelling diagnost...

Misty Copeland Just Made History As A Black Ballerina

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Misty Copeland is living proof that you should never give up on your dreams. The American ballet dancer has just been named as the first female bla...

Couple's Dance Routine On Subway Platfrom Will Knock Your Socks Off

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Be warned: this video will change the way you look at the London underground. Forever. It shows dancers Phillip Chbeeb and Renee Kester performing...

60-Year-Old Teacher Nails Hip-Hop Dance Routine

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Shirley Clements, a 60-year-old dancer teacher from Canada is proof that age ain't nothing but a number. To mark her retirement later this year fro...

Watch This Man Perform The Same Dance Routine In 100 Locations

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A man has filmed himself doing the same dance routine in 100 different places and we have to say, it's certainly put a smile on our faces. The feel...

Which Is Better For You Zumba Or Salsa?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With Zumba classes now available in gyms and town halls across 180 countries, there's no denying the workout has become something of a worldwide pheno...

Brighton Fringe 2015 sees 50% sales increase in opening weekend

Julian Caddy | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Julian Caddy

[Camille O'Sullivan - Credit: Peter Williams] There were already high hopes, but the scale of the first weekend's ticket sales took us all by surpri...

Size XXXXXXXXL Man Loses Half His Body Weight With Zumba

PA Real Life | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 38-stone man, who became too big to work, has waltzed off more than half his body weight after taking up Zumba. Squeezing into a men's size XXXXX...

102-Year-Old Former Dancer Sees Herself On Film For First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Back in the day, 102-year-old Alice Barker was something of a dancing queen. She even shared the stage with the likes of Frank Sinatra. At the Bro...

What 19 Years Of Tap Dancing Has Taught Me About Fitness

Rachel Moss | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

I come from a family of dancers, so my mum wasn't all that surprised when, after hearing about this wonderful game called "ballet and tap", I asked her if I could begin dance lessons at the grand old age of three and a half.

Notes From a Housesit: Barcelona, Part Two

Roberta Verdant | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

Last week, I fell in love with Barcelona. Some cities just make beautiful sense. Barcelona is one of them. Long, straight Roman roads to follow, squares thronged by palm trees. Great architecture, café culture, the beach.

This Is What Happens To Your Thighs When Ballet Meets Yoga

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

I’ve been doing ballet since I was four years old, and although I may not be as fit as I was when I did a class every day, I can still complete a ba...