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I’m Traci Lester, Executive Director of the National Dance Institute, and This Is How I Work

The National Dance Institute involves thousands of children each year in classes, performances, school partnerships, professional development for educators, and dance programs for children with disabilities. We talked to executive director Traci Lester about overseeing this important, inclusive non-profit.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Destiny Dance Troupe Returns With Elaborate Halloween Routine

Husky Raid is a legendary group of Destiny merry-makers known for their elaborately choreographed and meticulously staged videos that turn the shooter into a pop concert. Working entirely in-game, one player usually serves as an audience surrogate, wandering unwittingly into a bizarre carnival put on by people with a…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How to Support Boys Who Want to Dance

Good Morning America’s Lara Spencer created an uproar among the dance community recently when she laughed on air about six-year-old Prince George taking—and loving—ballet lessons. Spencer has since apologized, but the mocking nature of her words struck a nerve among professional male dancers who say the bullying they…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Body-Bending Dancers Do A Mean Mortal Kombat Routine On America’s Got Talent

A four-man dance squad called Adem Show from the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan put on a breathtaking Mortal Kombat-inspired routine on last night’s episode of America’s Got Talent. The Raiden-like leader manipulating a trio of contortionist ninja is stunning (and often painful) to watch. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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David Guetta’s double-sided ‘7’ is a timely portrait of dance music, spanning a voluminous 27 tracks [Review]

There often comes a time in great artists’ careers when they have acquired a certain level of devoutness from fans that allows them to truly feel free from the confines of an appealing facade or obligation to appease. Three decades into his into his artistic journey, David Guetta surpassed that milestone many musical epochs ago. Yet, […]

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How to Dance Like Michael Jackson: Nail Your Shoes to the Floor

It’s the half-day before Memorial Day weekend, so we’re writing up scientific studies of pop culture phenomena! In the music video for Smooth Criminal, Michael Jackson and four backup dancers used cables and harnesses to lean a full 45 degrees, a move that’s physically impossible for an unsupported human body. But…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Break Through a Creative Block

Whether you like to draw, paint, write, choreograph, or play music, you’re probably familiar with the creative block, where you just can’t seem to do anything despite your motivation. To escape that rut, try doing what you do best, only terribly.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Legion’s Psychic Interpretive Dance Battles Are One of Its Most Brilliant Ideas

Interpretive dance, much like slam poetry, is a polarizing art form that people either passionately love or vehemently hate. If you’re someone who falls into the latter camp, then Legion might actually be what convinces you to change your mind. Dance has been a core part of Legion since the very first episode, but it…Read […]

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Exclusive Premiere: West Coast Massive – ‘Until We Die Young’

Alex Bandes & Steven Girardi of West Coast Massive met at a college party in Virginia during the Spring of 2015. After knowing each other for just a week, they decided to move in together for the summer and spend all their time producing music. It’s a good thing that they did: ‘Until We Die […]

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Martin Garrix and Justin Bieber have two unreleased collaborations in the works

Two of pop music’s most world renowned artists, Martin Garrix and Justin Bieber, have pending collaborations waiting to be released. According to @themartingarrixhub, an Instagram fan account dedicated to the Dutch superstar, Garrix and Bieber have two and possibly more tracks produced. In an interview with RTL last year, Garrix shared,“We have lots of ideas but if […]

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Arizona’s Goldrush Festival brings big beats to the wild wild west [Review + Recap Video]

Phoenix, Arizona is quickly becoming one of the nation’s hottest music festival destinations, drawing an increasing number of top-tier artists and events to the Valley of the Sun year after year. This year was perhaps Phoenix’s biggest yet, hosting events like the debut installment of Lost Lake Festival and Hundred Waters‘ annual FORM at Arcosanti, […]

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Did your favorite make the cut? Spotify releases its ‘Best of 2017’ Dance/Electronic playlist [Stream]

As Spotify shares its end of year charts, underscoring 2017’s dominant artists, albums, songs, and more, the streaming giant has likewise highlighted the year’s prominent productions in the dance electronic sphere via its Best of 2017 playlist. The 100-track compilation acknowledges many of the high powered anthems that proved to be prevalent over the course […]

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Bassnectar, Halsey, Arcade Fire top Okeechobee’s massive 2018 lineup

2018’s festival circuit is already heating up, with Florida’s Okeechobee Music + Arts Festival dropping off a well-rounded lineup teeming with talent to jump start the spring season from March 1 – 4. Now, in its third year, Okeechobee is boasting perhaps its biggest lineup yet, led by Halsey, Arcade Fire, Travis Scott, with Bassnectar returning to […]

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Tep No – Toluca Lake

In a rapidly stagnating and increasingly shallow EDM industry, Canadian producer Tep No is a breath of fresh air. The Ultra Music signee has carved out a niche for himself with his intriguing style of electronic music — one that combines his own vocals with live instruments, to create a truly unique sound. This refreshing take […]

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Tep No – Toluca Lake

In a rapidly stagnating and increasingly shallow EDM industry, Canadian producer Tep No is a breath of fresh air. The Ultra Music signee has carved out a niche for himself with his intriguing style of electronic music — one that combines his own vocals with live instruments, to create a truly unique sound. This refreshing take […]

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Afrojack and VASSY release new collaboration ‘Lost’ featuring Oliver Rosa

Afrojack shows off his considerable chops  with a new collaboration with VASSY. “Lost” truly showcases Afrojack’s ability to adapt his sound and music to the evolving music industry. While there is still an essence of the recognizable Afrojack sound, this track moves in a fresh direction.Not only does “Lost” feature irresistible piano melodies, but VASSY’s fiery vocals give the […]

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GoldFish masterfully combine Jazz and Electronic music in fifth studio album ‘Late Night People’ [Album Review + Interview]

South African duo Dominic Peters and David Poole, who together comprise the production group GoldFish, have released their fifth studio album titled Late Night People. GoldFish are known for their distinctive style which combines dance music with elements of jazz and African. Late Night People does not disappoint with its varied collection of tracks, with some leaning […]

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Electronic music community comes together in aftermath of Las Vegas mass shooting

In the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in US history, the dance music community has come together in an effort to combat the hatred and evil associated with an act of this tragic degree. Acts on concert spaces signify a threat to community and love, which, in an increasingly lonely and isolated world, is a threat to […]

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FTampa blends pop and dance music in latest release, ‘Light Me Up’

Brazilian dance sensation FTampa has masterfully combined pop and electronic music in his latest release, “Light Me Up.” FTampa, otherwise known as Felipe Ramos, was the first Brazilian DJ to play on the main stage of Tomorrowland in Belgium thanks to his extensive list of hits, and “Light Me Up” is sure to be another strong addition. […]

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Bust a Move on Your Lunch Break With This ‘90s-Inspired Dance Workout

Sometimes a lunch break workout is the right time for a careful practice of handstanding or one foot balancing. But if you have the space and some willing co-workers, why not crank up “Push It” in the break room and take five minutes for a dance party? Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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