I’m Not Fat Anymore - How overweight, couch ‘tater Marian (pictured above) lost 65 lbs. got into much better shape and developed a whole new outlook on life.
Dancing: Exercise That Doesn’t Suck - Dancing as a legitimate form of... exercise... minus the boredom. How it can prevent or slow age-related muscle and bone loss. How it improves posture and balance.
Remember This! - Dancing as a physically and cognitively demanding activity that does wonders for the brain. Why it improves and preserves memory.
Dancing Away From Demon Dementia - More from the astonishing literature on how dancing revs up the brain… and even protects against Alzheimer’s disease!
Looking for Happiness in All the Wrong Places - How social scientists define happiness. What really makes people happy. What happy people have in common.
Happy Feet - Why dancing is a sure-fire happiness-booster.
Lonely No Longer - Dancers’ moving stories about how they found in their dance communities the antidote to loneliness and isolation.
Jettison Your Jitters: Self-Doubt and Social Anxiety - More powerful stories from dancers: overcoming shyness and other limitations.
Stress: Fageddaboutit! - Dancing as the perfect stress buster…and the little-known reasons why.
Equally a Sin for Both Sexes: A Brief History of Partner Dancing - How dancing evolved in the U.S.A. Amusing antique tirades.
Hungry for Hip-Hop; Mad for Mambo: Which Dances Will Turn You On - Hot Latin dances? Elegant, smooth dances? Funky, hip, urban dances? Down-home country dances? What they look like. Where they came from. Video links.
Shall We Dance? Absolutely! Where? - Where to begin your new life as a dancer. Info about studios and clubs. The rigors and rewards of dance instructors’ lives
Where Classy Meets Sassy: Amateur Competition - How dancers show off and test their skills. Local, regional, national and international exhibitions and competitions. Video links.
Dancing is for Everyone: Why All Your Excuses are Bogus! - Think you can’t dance because you’re too fat, out of shape or old? Think you need a partner? Think you can’t keep time? Wrong!