A Guide to Rio Carnival

BarChick | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In Britain the start of Lent is marked with paltry pancakes. In Brazil, the whole country throws one of the biggest parties known to this planet, and we are quivering like a whippet at a racetrack in excitement. Baby, it's carnival time, and here's how to do it.

Dancing at a Concert - Should We?

Jane Ireland | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jane Ireland

If you are on the front row and dancing, how does that affect others behind you? Alternatively, if you have paid a lot of money to sit on the front row, how do you feel if a lot of people come and stand in front of you for half the concert?

I Fell in Love at a Wedding

Chris Rooney | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

The wedding took place on a country estate. The bride's family were rich and had hired what looked like a Norman stronghold. It was summer and we were gathered on the lawn. Dinner and afternoon drinks were followed by aimless socialising. I asked lots of people what they did, and talked about how lovely the bride looked.

Guy Loses Bet, Reenacts Sia's ‘Chandelier' Video Shot For Shot - And It's Great

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Comedy

"Never lose a fantasy football bet," writes Chuck Jose of San Franciso, "or else you will create a shot for shot, homemade version of the music video ...

This Scottish Plumber Should Be Working. But He's Dancing.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Comedy

It's just a hunch, but: we think this fella from Dundee used to be a bit of a raver back in the day. Click play and you'll see what we mean. "I...

Two Catholic Priests Have A Dance-Off, And It's Amazing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Comedy

It's 'Father Ted' meets a Gene Kelly movie - and it's unsurprisingly gone viral. Yes, this clip shows two American priests - the Rev. David Rider, ...

A Clubber's Guide to Goa: The Best Nightlife Hotspots in India's Party Capital

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandy Dhaliwal

No stay in Goa would be complete without a trip to Club Cubana, situated between Baga and Anjuna in the Arpora Hill. Dubbed the 'night club in the sky', the climb to the top is well worth it as its picturesque views are equalled by its hedonistic atmosphere.

I Was Caught Dad-Dancing

Chris Rooney | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

The day after the ball, I felt fine. I did not harbour the dread that follows a night of self-abasement. Still, the picture of my pasty visage was a giveaway. I had shamed myself. The newsletter was quarterly so I would have to endure its presence in the canteen for some time. I could destroy every copy but they would only be replenished by a keen intern.

Pugs Can't Dance and Other Canine Confusions

Cat Henstridge | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Henstridge

I attend a weekly class at our local dancing school. The one with all the mummies in it trying to relive their youths and thinking they are cool. (We aren't, we know that, but we still have a lot of fun!) Anyway, this week the teacher was talking about her pet pugs and how if they were people they would make terrible dancers.

Elderly Couple Dance To A Busker In Wolverhampton City Centre, Make Everyone's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Was there ever a sweeter sight outside a branch of Clintons (and Boots)? We think not. Just check out Joan Camberwell, 86, and Thomas McGonigal, 84...

This Woman's Indian Dance With Her Pit Bull Dog Really Is Something

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Stop everything! We've found a dancing duo to rival our very own Ashleigh and Pudsey. Check out Olga Dudareva and her pit bull's Indian-influenced ...

This Elderly Man Was Dancing At A Party. Then He Threw Away His Crutches...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Now here's a man after our own hearts. Check out the elderly gentleman who took to the dance floor at an outdoor party - and decided he'd have FAR ...

The Psychology of Dancing at Festivals

Lucy Maddox | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Maddox

Festivals might not quite lead to a dancing plague, but there is a sense that anything can happen. Laura recalled the first year of Wilderness festival: "We ended up teaching hundreds of people the conga, on stage with a bunch of naked people. That has to be a professional first! But this is what we love about Wilderness, you never really know where the experience will take you."

WATCH: The People Of YouTube Dance To Pharrell Williams' 'Happy'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Comedy

You know what makes us happy? People dancing. So here's something that makes us - and hopefully you - very happy: a supercut of classic YouTube dan...

10 Classic Dance Styles You'll Find In ANY Club

The Huffington Post UK | Imogen Groome | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The best thing about being in a club is the fact you can dance like an idiot and nobody cares how stupid you look, because they all look exactly the s...

WATCH: Brother Loses Bet, Has To Dance In Public For 30 Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Comedy

But rather than being a half-hour humiliation fest, it actually turns into something rather wonderful. Because strangers joined in with him. Che...

WATCH: Teacher Wows Students With Breakdancing Moves

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

According to this video's YouTube uploader, Mikey Satira, Director of Student Activities at a Brooklyn high school, "has worked 16+ years in education...

These Resolutions Will Change Your Life in 2014

Sophie Alderson | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

With the excesses of Christmas behind you, it's time to make some changes for the better...

Yes, We Recognise These Dances

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Specifically: clubs in Singapore. But we think these moves are fairly universal. And before you go thinking that Celeste Chen's video is mocking, w...

Welcome to Dan's Class: The Language of Strictly Come Dancing

Daniel Parker | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Parker

First of all, if you didn't get the witty wordplay of my title, don't bother to read on. I'm joking Mum, you're my only fan, please read on. Dan's class; dance class? Never mind, this isn't Strictly Pun Dancing after all. I'm sorry*, I'll stop now.

Dance Yourself Fit With Dance-Cardio

Hayley Newton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Newton

Do you ever find yourself thinking that exercise is sometimes 'lonely' or 'boring'? Maybe you want to get fit but just need something a little more vibrant and sociable than running to motivate you.

Should Pole Fitness Be Banned?

Gemma Parry | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Parry

Attempting to link pole fitness classes and societies with violence against women is both completely wrong and very dangerous. To blame violence against women by men on the actions of these women who choose to partake in pole fitness classes is effectively buying into the rape culture of passing blame onto women.

Has It Really Been A Year Since the Last Women of the Future Awards?

Leanne Pero | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Leanne Pero

It doesn't matter who you are or where you come from in life, if you want something and are willing to work hard enough, nothing is impossible. The alternative is working the rest of your life doing something which you don't enjoy.

Tribal Festivals

Joanna Eede | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK
Joanna Eede

As global monoculture erodes cultural diversity, the diversity of tribal festivals and rituals is a reminder that humans have different insights, different priorities, and choose other - successful - ways of living. For many tribes, life is lived through ritual.

WATCH: 16 Ordinary People Who Are Probably Better Dancers Than You

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Comedy

And by 'ordinary' we simply mean: they're just like me and you. As in: they're not trained dancers. As far as we know. Yes, if there's anything gua...