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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 10.04.2015 | 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 07.04.2015 | 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...

This Is What A Computer Sees When You Dance

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Tech

If there's one unsung hero in the tech world it is Microsoft's Xbox Kinect sensor. Resigned to being the personal butler for millions of gamers it's a...

Men Need to Man Up to Ballet and Embrace This Very Masculine Art Form

Karis Scarlette | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karis Scarlette

Football socks. Tracksuit bottoms. Old t-shirt. No this isn't the attire of someone languidly sat on the sofa on a Sunday. This is the uniform I have suggested my Male Adult Beginner wears for his first ballet class with me!

Inequality: Let's Get Creative

Thomas Kemp | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Kemp

Inequality is everywhere at the moment. Scarcely a day goes by without a new take on an age-old story. Inevitably, much of this has focused around money - the super rich, multinationals, bonuses, the wage gap, housing, Swiss bank accounts, tax - all have been under the media spotlight in articles that generate anger and jealousy in equal measure.

Images: 20 Years, Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia, Flamenco Festival 2015

Carole Edrich | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Carole Edrich

Flamenco at its best communicates at both visceral and intellectual levels. Good flamenco holds me despite obstructions and irrespective of where I sit. It transports me or absorbs me totally.

Woman Who's 40 Weeks Pregnant Performs 'Thriller' Routine To Induce Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Bonnie Northsea is nine months pregnant. But rather than turn to spicy food to induce labour, she tried out something a little different. The 32-ye...

Male Ballet Dancer Smashes This 'Take Me To Church' Dance In Nude Tights

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The world may be caught up in Fifty Shades madness but we'd rather spend an evening with ballet dancer Sergei Polunin than Christian Grey after seeing...

Rachel Moss

This Is What It's Like To Be A Pregnant Ballet Dancer

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Pregnant women are usually encouraged to take things easy and enjoy "eating for two" by well-meaning friends and family. But for ballet dancers, pu...

Rachel Moss

Tried And Tested: Dancing Like A Lunatic Sober Is More Fun Than You Think It Is

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When I first heard about Clubbercise - billed as the exercise class "that feels more like a night out", I have to admit, I was more than a little bit ...

Bleach Blood: Against All Odds

Clara Cullen | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

What Bleach Blood is exactly is difficult to define. Dance punk? Electro-rock? Forget genres, they often make things unnecessarily confined, and Bleach Blood were never going to fit neatly into a box anyway.

Rachel Moss

Pineapple Dance Studios Founder Debbie Moore: 'I Didn't Have Any Credibility As A Woman'

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you own a pair of leggings or ballet pumps, you have Debbie Moore to thank. The owner and founder of Pineapple Dance Studios revolutionised fash...

How Do Ballet Dancers Recover From Injury?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Years ago, ballet dancers wouldn’t talk about their injuries, suffering in silence through fear of not being cast. Thankfully, times have changed...

How Do Dancers Stay Fit And Healthy Outside The Studio?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With all the hours they spend in rehearsals you’d think dancers would want to curl up under a duvet on their day off. But to be at the top of the...

How These Dancers Turned Ballet Into Paintings

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're mesmerised by ballet dancers on stage, you can now continue to enjoy their talent after the show's over. Pointe shoes with integrated rec...

Rachel Moss

What Do Ballet Dancers Really Eat?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Stereotypically, ballet dancers are thought to survive on a diet of carrot sticks and air. But in reality, being able to pirouette en pointe or li...

The UK Festival Awards 2014 - Finalists Revealed

Paul Drury | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Drury

It is one of the UK's biggest entertainment industries, one that generates both money and memories quite unlike any other. So, it's only right & proper that we celebrate the UK's hard-working festival industry!

Spanish and Indian Dance Fusion at Sadler's Wells

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

TOROBAKA, meaning bulls and cows in Spanish as the sacred animals in Spain and India, is the latest collaboration between two titans in contemporary dance: Akram Khan and Israel Galván.

These People Really Do Need To Shake It Off...

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Comedy

HuffPost UK Comedy and Handface bring you a compilation of the finest, funniest dance, workout and gymnastic fails - all set to Taylor Swift's top tun...

Change Your Life

Karen Ruimy | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

Life is a search for your self. It is a never-ending process of finding the true expression of your soul and unlocking the joy of your true being. When you are on the path to the discovery of your soul, you will uncover and unleash your creative self. And that is the gift of the path.

Mikhail Baryshnikov: Dancing Away

Diego Giolitti | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Diego Giolitti

I am proud to present the first UK exhibition of the photography of Mikhail Baryshnikov, world famous dancer, choreographer, actor and accomplished photographer. 'Dancing Away' is a visual representation of Baryshnikov's very personal interpretation of dance and performance; an expert dancer's reflection upon his own metier.

This Video Reveals How A Ballerina Stands On Her Toes

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Watching a ballerina glide across a stage en pointe is truly mesmerising - but how is this perfect display of grace and strength possible? While de...