Dance has been a part of the human experience for millennia! Used as a form of self and cultural expression, these beautiful movements can be found everywhere in the world. Explore a few of their amazing forms in the articles below!

From the traditions of hula in Hawaii, ballet saving lives in a Brazillian favela, and even Parkinson’s patients finding relief through movement, this circle explores how dance has and continues to impact our human experience around the globe!

 

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Building Futures One Plié at a Time

25 minutes

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By Sam Burns

In a place where violence reigns, girls are finding refuge in a surprising way—and it's all thanks to one amazing woman.
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Celebrating the True Spirit of Hula

12 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Sam Burns

Hula dancing is far more than what we see in the mainstream media. The true spirit of hula is a celebration of culture, storytelling, strength and grace.
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Meet the Dancer Combining Sign Language & Hip Hop

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By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Shaheem Sanchez lost his hearing as a child, but now as a professional dancer, teacher, and advocate he is on a mission to make ASL dance a movement. His work points to possibilities all around us, probably hiding in plain sight, if we can just eliminate our assumptions.
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The Fascinating Story Behind Why We Dance!

6 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Sam Burns

We seem to be born to do it and it may even be a key to our success as a species! So why was it that dancing became engrained in the fabric of being human? This video clues us in on how dance has shaped human life throughout our evolution. And we can't help but ask: could dance actually help us through difficult times now?
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Dance that Defies Gravity!

12 minutes

[ Creativity ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

What happens you take dance, flip it sideways, and defy gravity on the side of a building? Check out BANDALOOP a dance troupe that is spreading awe and wonder with a new kind of dance!
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Where Artistry Meets Athleticism

5 minutes

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By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Combining artistry, athleticism, and tradition the Georgian National Ballet is a true cultural marvel, and an incredible reminder of how art can transcend culture!
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Shadow Dancing Taking Us to New Worlds!

13 minutes

[ Art ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

The dance troupe Pilobolus is known for their mind-bending work and their incredible experiments in shadow and performance will completely transform your sense of reality!
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How Dance is Changing the Lives of Patients with Parkinsons Disease!

8 minutes

[ Dance ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Let us introduce you to Dance for PD, a remarkable organization changing the lives of patients with Parkinsons Disease with the power of dance!
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Dancers from Movie History Meet Uptown Funk

8 minutes

[ Creativity ]

By Dr. Lynda

The best kind of creativity crosses all the generations. You might have seen one of these floating around the web, but don't miss this particular example. It's is a wonder!
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Meet the Hindu Bagpipers Bringing Cultures Together

5 minutes

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By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

It's easy to look back and see that some of the best innovators in history brought together two things that no one had ever thought to combine. For the best kind of ingenious fun with that concept, take a look at The Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band: a worldwide organization of Hindu bagpipers who blend Indian and Scottish music in a brilliant cultural mashup!
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Dancin Power

5 minutes

[ Dance ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Can dance change lives? The organization Dancin Power proves that it can, and is helping to transform the lives of chronically ill children. Here are some of their incredible and uplifting stories!
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G-rated Pole Dancing is 2000 Years Old!

9 minutes

[ Art ]

By Dr. Lynda

Have you ever had the feeling that it's just human nature to push the envelope? Today we bring you a little known sport that has always been a wonder of human potential!
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Dancing with Strangers, Finding Threads of Connection

5 minutes

[ Dance ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

What happens when you take strangers and friends and convince them to dance with you across the US and Canada? It certainly is a great recipe for a viral video that proves it's still an amazing world!
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Diving in a Wheelchair: Art to Alter Possibility

12 minutes

[ Art ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Artist Sue Austin shatters the boundaries and assumptions of life in a wheelchair; proving the immensely transformative power of art.
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Perfecting the Hardest Move in Ballet

6 minutes

[ Art ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Not a "dance" person? How about learning to appreciate the beauty of ballet through physics, athleticism and artistry? Let's tackle the hardest move in ballet from a new angle!
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Pilobolus’ “Symbiosis,” A New World of Dance

23 minutes

[ Art ]

By Dr. Lynda

Today on EWC, join us in witnessing a dance/art spectacle like nothing you've ever seen: a group named Pilobolus' intriguing performance "Symbiosis." It will bring most of us to our edges of understanding.
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Finding Joy Tapping on Your Door

7 minutes

[ Dance ]

By Sam Burns

There's a lot of pressure to "find your passion" these days. Often that sentiment implies that we have to change the world, but today's EWC Thought-Leader teaches us the essence of the concept!
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How Dance is Informing Wheelchair Technology

6 minutes

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By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Check out the Rolling Dance Chair, an incredible example of how innovation can happen when we think outside of the box about possibility!
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