Latest dancer Stories

2014-06-02 04:20:57

GLASGOW, Scotland, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MGB Biopharma, a biopharmaceutical company developing truly novel anti-infectives, announces today that Dr Stephanie Dancer, an internationally renowned medical microbiologist, has joined its scientific advisory board (SAB). She will help oversee the development of MGB Biopharma's lead antibiotic candidate, MGB-BP-3. An oral formulation of MGB-BP-3 is ready to enter Phase I development for Clostridium difficile, and an iv...

2013-07-23 11:47:03

Expert ballet dancers seem to glide effortlessly across the stage, but learning the steps is both physically and mentally demanding. New research suggests that dance marking — loosely practicing a routine by "going through the motions" — may improve the quality of dance performance by reducing the mental strain needed to perfect the movements. The new findings, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science,...

2012-07-07 23:00:18

The foot and ankle region is the most common area of injury for dancers of all ages and skill levels. Dancers can experience a variety of injuries to the foot and ankle, including ankle sprain, tendinitis, stress fractures or pain related to extra bones in the foot. Treatment for a dancer with foot and ankle pain is different than other athletes because of the increased demands on the foot, the repetitive nature of the movements, and the specific footwear required. (PRWEB) July 07, 2012 The...

2011-04-09 18:20:00

LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: NEW TV SERIES LAUNCH, THE BUSINESS OF DANCE. TALENT SEARCH. WHERE: AUDITIONS TAKING PLACE AT LONG BEACH STATE UNIVERSITY, THE DANCE CENTER (LOCATION: PALO VERDE AND ATHERTON). WHEN: SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2011 AND SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011. AUDITION TIMES: 9AM TO 9PM. Top choreographers are joining together with top businessmen to launch production of a new exciting reality series, 'The Business of Dance'. A cross between 'The Apprentice'...

2011-02-24 22:24:44

The body is a dancer's instrument, but is it attuned to the mind? A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that professional ballet and modern dancers are not as emotionally in sync with their bodies as are people who regularly practice meditation. UC Berkeley researchers tracked how closely the emotions of seasoned meditators and professional dancers followed bodily changes such as breathing and heart rates. They found that dancers who devote enormous time and effort...

2010-12-21 15:39:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A November 28th performance of The Nutcracker by the New York City Ballet inspired controversy after New York Times critic Alastair Macaulay criticized dancer Jenifer Ringer, who is dancing the role of the Sugar Plum fairy, not for her performance, but for perceived issues with her weight, claiming she "looked as if she'd eaten one sugar plum too many." But according to Dr. Kimberly Dennis, who specializes in eating disorder treatment and is medical...

2009-01-22 17:36:34

An Ohio man claims in a lawsuit against a strip club that he was struck in the face and injured by a dancer's discarded boot. Yusuf Evans, 37, said he was at the XTC nightclub in Akron, Ohio, with some visiting friends last year when a dancer using the stage name Tiara kicked off her thick-heeled boot, which flew from the stage and struck him in the nose, the Akron Beacon Journal reported Thursday. Evans said doctors at a local hospital treated his nose injury and told him he will likely need...

Latest dancer Reference Libraries

Springwater Dancer, Argia plana
2014-01-21 11:09:12

The springwater dancer (Argia plana) is a species of damselfly that can be found in Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States. Its range includes Arizona, Kansas, and Texas.  This species prefers to reside near shallow springs, as its common name suggests, and is often found in woodlands. Males are typically blue in color with a black stripe extending along the sides of the thorax, while females are light brown in color. It can be confused with the vivid dancer, but can be distinguished from...

Powdered Dancer, Argia moesta
2014-01-21 10:47:58

The powdered dancer (Argia moesta) is a species of damselfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes nine states in Mexico, including Jalisco and Baja California, four provinces of Canada, including Nova Scotia and Ontario, and forty-one states in America, including Maryland, New York, and Texas. This species is typically found in wooded areas near streams, rivers, and lakes. It was named for the powder blue coloration that occurs on the front side of adult males. It can be...

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Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'