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I Made Peace With My Body on a Sweaty Dance Floor

On a dance floor, I realized that I can use my mind not to punish myself, but to invite a special brand of silence to make room for celebration.​
Kimberly Drew
This Week in 2007

Criss Angel Intended to Transform Britney Spears into Birds at 2007 VMAs

When the princess of pop was spotted at dinner with the magician, tabloids speculated that the pair were dating. In fact, they were cooking up an elaborate comeback magic show.
Mitchell Sunderland

The Women Fighting Sexist, Racist Stereotypes Around 'Belly Dancing'

Though the dance has been a cultural celebration among women for centuries, professional performers of raqs al-sharqi have struggled to gain respect since the term "belly dancing" was coined.
Leila Ettachfini

The Scientific Reason for Why You Suck at Dancing

"Dance is not all about showing off your moves to a potential partner or rival. Dance is a key human social behavior which is related to social bonding—it is all about expressing yourself and having fun!"
Kimberly Lawson

The Illegal, Underground Ballerinas of Iran

Dancing is illegal in the Middle Eastern state, but that hasn't stopped renegade ballet teachers and students from staging classes in secret.
Beulah Devaney

A Look Inside Berlin's Very Merry Christmas Voguing Ball

Although Germany's voguing scene is young, it didn't stop dancers from all over Europe from meeting in Berlin to connect, train, and, of course, battle it out—festively.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns

How Twerking Became an Unlikely Scandal in Russia

Twerking has taken Vladimir Putin's country by storm, despite an increasing outcry from prudes and conservatives.
Anastasiia Fedorova
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Manchas Is the World's Best Dancing Cow

Wait, what?
Caroline Goldfarb

How to Become the Most Ratchet Stripper in Florida

This is the story of Ratchet Regi, the viral video queen and resident top partier of the infamous Sausage Castle party house. I first encountered Regi last summer at the Gathering of the Juggalos, when I spotted her giving a 500-pound man a "lap-band...
Mitchell Sunderland