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Why Dancing Leads to Bonding

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Both exertion and synchronicity play a role in the social effects of dance There is perhaps nothing more universal than the drive to move our bodies in sync with music. Studies show that dancing at parties and in groups encourages social bonding, whether it is a traditional stomp, a tango or even the hokeypokey. Many researchers have argued that people …

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Why Is Dancing So Good for Your Brain?

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Dancers maximize cognitive function and muscle memory through practice. Dancing improves brain function on a variety of levels. Two recent studies show how different types of practice allow dancers to achieve peak performance by blending cerebral and cognitive thought processes with muscle memory and ‘proprioception’ held in the cerebellum. Through regular aerobic training that incorporates some type of dance at …

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Assaad Yacoub

Assaad Yacoub graduated the New York Film Academy with a BFA (Bachelors of Fine Arts) in Filmmaking in August 2013. His thesis short film “Cherry Pop” has been accepted into thirteen film festivals including the prestigious Palm Springs International Shorfest, the number one short film festival in north America. “Cherry Pop” has also won 8 awards most recently the judges …

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Natasha Rooney

Nationality: British Height: 5’ 4” Hair Colour: auburn Eye Colour: Brown Dance Styles: Hip Hop, commercial, tap dance & jazz

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History of Contemporary Dance

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Contemporary dance is a popular form of dance which developed during the middle portion of the twentieth century and has since grown to become one of the dominating performance genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world, with particularly strong popularity in the U.S. and western Europe. Although originally informed by and borrowing from classical, modern, and jazz styles, it …

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The Benefits of Dance for Kids

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If you have kids, you may be wondering what is the best way to channel their seemingly boundless energy. While traditional team sports are a good way to get your kids physically active, they may not be right for younger children. Dance classes are a great alternative to team sports. Participating in dance classes can be beneficial for kids of all …

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Better balance, improved mood

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Many studies have found that dancing can improve balance, even in frail elderly people. Some have shown improvements in gait, walking speed, and reaction time, as well as cognitive and fine motor performance. Dance studies have included jazz, ballroom, tango, folk, and a series of slow, low-impact dance movements—though any kind of dancing would likely be beneficial. Interestingly, according to …

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Donya Dowlatshahi

Nationality: French/Iranian Height: 5′ 7″ Hair Colour:  Brown Eye Colour: Brown Background: Sharmila’s Dance Academy Dance Styles:  Street  Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Hip hop

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