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Shining the Spotlight on Competitive Dance Teams

For many people, dance can be a fun way to relieve stress, boost mood, or just get some chores done around the house on the weekend. But for young athletes, who have committed to developing their knowledge, technique, and passion for…

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DMUM Busts A Move For the Kids

If you live in Ann Arbor or are a University of Michigan student (or alum) you’ve probably heard of DMUM: Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan. The organization will celebrate its 17th Dance Marathon this Saturday, March 14th, culminating months of…

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A Michigan-Born Dancer’s Secrets to Success

As a professional dancer with Rioult Dance New York, Michael Spencer Phillips knows the importance of keeping your body conditioned and healthy. He also knows about hard work. Originally from Brighton, Michigan, Phillips’ physically grueling schedule includes an average of…

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The Best Places in Michigan to Work Out to the Beat

Dancing isn’t just something that happens at weddings or in clubs on Saturday nights—it’s also a great workout you can do at fitness studios all around the state. Here are some of the best places to give dancing-as-exercise a try—no…


Dance Your Way to a Happier, Less-Stressed Life

It only takes a few minutes of dancing to understand that it can be quite the workout. It boosts your heart rate, works leg muscles and forces you to work on coordination and balance. But the benefits of dancing go…

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Afraid of Zumba? Just shake it ‘til you make it!

Think Zumba is only for the rhythmically gifted? My two left feet can personally attest to how wrong you are. I recently shook off my inhibitions and inclination toward my favorite dance move, the wallflower, to try the dance-based workout….


Motor City Movement: A Collaboration of Choreographers in Michigan – You don’t want to miss it!

I love, love, love everything about dance and music. Growing up as a dancer has made me passionate about dancing, not only as an art form but also as a fun way to exercise. That is why I am happy…


Get back into the swing of spring by starting up a new exercise routine!

With spring in the air, it seems as though people everywhere are getting the urge to get back in the swing of things with a new exercise routine.   You can’t blame them; the spring season reminds all of us of…


Dance off Your Holiday Weight!

Spice up your exercise regimen with dance and have a blast while blasting that holiday weight! Dancing is a great total body workout. It’s a fun combination of stretching and cardio – both of which are essential to any fitness…

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