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Maskless Conga Line at Party Puts GOP Club on the Defense

'There's no pandemic clause in the Constitution,' the Whitestone Republican Club posted

(Newser) - Maskless holiday parties with exuberant conga lines aren't exactly de rigueur this year, but that doesn't mean there haven't been any. Per the New York Times , journalist Matt Binder posted a video online Monday that showed members of the Whitestone Republican Club—including club President Vickie Paladino,...

After COVID Vaccine's Arrival, Hospital's 'Rare Moment' of Joy

Staff at Boston Medical Center bust out the dance moves to Lizzo's 'Good as Hell'

(Newser) - Boston Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in Massachusetts to receive a shipment of the coronavirus vaccine Monday, and the 1,950 doses will start to be divvied out to front-line health care workers starting Wednesday, NBC Boston reports. After the delivery was made, however, something else happened:...

Touching Dance to Swan Lake Also Comes With a Mystery

Ballerina with Alzheimer's puts in a moving performance, but her identity is puzzling

(Newser) - She was on death's doorstep. And still she danced. A moving video shared by the Asociacion Musica para Despertar, a Spanish organization that supports music therapy for those afflicted by memory loss, claims to show a former prima ballerina with Alzheimer's dancing a routine to Tchaikovsky's Swan ...

She Blends Irish Dance, Hip-Hop, Gets a Big Call

'Riverdance' wants Virginia's Morgan Bullock

(Newser) - Morgan Bullock is a 20-year-old resident of Richmond, Va., who posted a video of herself dancing to hip-hop on TikTok. Not so unusual. But in Bullock's case, she accompanied the music with traditional Irish dancing, her passion since she first saw it performed as a young girl, reports the...

Madonna Posts Son's George Floyd Tribute, Gets Slammed

Teen son David's dance honoring Floyd is deemed 'exploitive,' 'tone-deaf'

(Newser) - Madonna likely meant well with a tribute to George Floyd that she posted on social media Thursday, but the video featuring one of her sons has received more backlash than applause. E! News reports on the three-minute clip , which shows David Banda—the 14-year-old adopted by Madonna in 2006 from...

Joker Has Created a New Tourist Attraction. Locals Aren't Happy

Fans are flocking to the Bronx to re-create a scene on the 'Joker stairs'

(Newser) - Joker is no joke at the box office, setting a record in previews and taking in nearly $250 million in the US so far. It only makes sense, then, that the film would serve as some sort of meme generator, and thanks to one pivotal scene, people are flocking to...

Theresa May's Dance Moves Do Not Go Over Well

Critics see a 'wobbly fridge' and worse

(Newser) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is on a tour of Africa, and Tuesday found her dancing with a group of schoolchildren in Cape Town. See video here , or a different version here . What dance was she doing? It's tough to say, but the Evening Standard christens it the "...

Cops Warn of Drake-Induced Dance Challenge

People have already gotten hurt, arrested for dancing outside moving cars

(Newser) - Drake's "In My Feelings" is catchy enough to make people want to get up out of their seats and dance. But some should be staying in their seats, specifically those who are behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. The Guardian reports many aren't heeding that sage...

Science Decrees the Most Danceable Songs

Timbaland is on top in new analysis

(Newser) - It's got a good beat and you can dance to it. Researchers have taken that old line to a whole new level with a study published in the American Sociological Review , reports Quartz . You can dig into the particulars here , but the upshot is that researchers from the Columbia...

She's Accused of Dancing During Surgery. Now, Repercussions

Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte defends herself: 'I'm a surgeon, I'm supposed to be able to multitask'

(Newser) - She boasts on her site that she's "[discreetly]" a "doctor to the stars," but there was nothing discreet about what Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte allegedly did while operating on some of her patients. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Georgia Composite Medical Board has suspended the dermatologist's...

Cambodia Arrests Foreigners for 'Pornographic Dancing'

10 Westerners could get a year in prison

(Newser) - Cambodian prosecutors charged 10 foreigners Sunday with producing pornographic pictures after they were arrested at a party in the town of Siem Reap, near the country's famed Angkor Wat temple complex. Police say they raided a rented villa on Thursday where the foreigners were taking part in what organizers...

NYC Will Soon Resemble Town From Footloose Even Less

Council votes to repeal 1926 law banning dancing in bars

(Newser) - Cut loose! New York City lawmakers voted Tuesday to legalize dancing in bars, repealing a 91-year-old law that banned boogieing at most city nightspots, the AP reports. The anti-dancing law was first enacted in 1926 and prohibited dancing in bars and restaurants that don't have a cabaret license. Critics...

Saudi Kid Arrested After Dancing to an Old Hit

It was the 'Macarena,' and he did it on a public street

(Newser) - Doing the "Macarena" in traffic is a no-no in Saudi Arabia. That's what one hip-swirling teen learned after being caught on a video since gone viral, jamming to the hit tune from the mid-'90s. Saudi police said they arrested the 14-year-old on Tuesday for "improper public...

Shakira Was Right: When Dancing, Hips Don't Lie

Science finds that women's hottest dance moves are in the hips

(Newser) - Science is confirming what many women on the dance floor already seem to know: that shaking their hips is, well, hot. Researchers are following up on a 2011 study that asked women to rate top dance moves among men (it's all about neck and torso fluidity). Reporting in the...

Oklahoma Town's Morality Ordinance Prohibits V-Day Dance

City council won't vote to repeal until after the holiday

(Newser) - In a scene that seems straight out of Footloose, a small town has cancelled a dance simply because it was to be held 300 feet from a church. Henryetta, Okla., is a town of roughly 5,500 people 60 miles south of Tulsa, and had planned a Valentine's Day...

Cop Sent to Bust Up Fight Busts a Move Instead

The "fight" was actually a college dance troupe's music video

(Newser) - Attention all units, officer (getting) down. Constable Jarrod Singh of Toronto's Durham Regional Police Service was called to the scene of a fight Sunday night, CBC reports. He arrived to find eight people surrounding another person. Singh says he can see how someone mistook it for a fight; but...

Japan Lifts Dancing Ban

It's been illegal in clubs after midnight for decades

(Newser) - Starting next year, clubgoers in Japan will be able to keep dancing after the clock strikes midnight without fear of arrest. That's because a strange old law is finally coming off the books—one that forbids dancing in clubs and most public venues after midnight, reports CNN . It dates...

UK Ballroom Dance Council Moves to Ban Gay Couples

Current leaders would be unable to defend title

(Newser) - The UK's top ballroom dance authority is planning a big backward sashay when it comes to gay rights. The British Dance Council is considering a proposal that would ban same-sex couples from mainstream competitions, instead creating same-sex-only categories, the Guardian reports. The move would prevent the current leaders in...

Study: Women Like Men Who Dance Like This

Researchers offer guide for guys

(Newser) - In what is certain to be the year's most important study, researchers in Europe are instructing men on the best dance moves to win over women. The key seems to be moving one's head, neck, and torso a lot. In order to figure this out, researchers had to...

Meet the de Blasios' 'Expressive' Hair

And their dance, the 'Smackdown'

(Newser) - If you followed the New York mayoral race, you probably noticed that the city's incoming first family is follicly diverse and they're not exactly putting a lid on it for political appearances, write Krissah Thompson and Lonnae O’Neal Parker in the Washington Post . Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio'...

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