Monthly Archives: January 2012

  • Dancing REALLY makes you smarter!

    Posted on January 29, 2012 by lauraet in dancing in the media.

    Tweet Joyce has kindly sent me an article by Richard Powers, dance instructor at Stanford University, that explains the article in the New England Journal of Medicine (abstract here) about dancing and its ability to lower dementia risk.  It makes a lot of sense and, I think, indirectly speaks to the special challenges of partner […]

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  • For the Macon State Dance Club: Dancing makes you smarter!

    Posted on January 27, 2012 by lauraet in MSDC.

    Tweet A tip of the hat to Sadie for sending this video clip my way.  It fits right in with this past Wednesday’s first meeting of the Macon State College Dance Club, for which I have the honor to serve as faculty advisor.  We had an incredible turnout of around 20 students, all full of […]

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  • Dancing on the radio

    Posted on January 17, 2012 by lauraet in dancing in the media.

    Tweet I was driving home from ballet class this evening and caught just the tail end of this story on WHYY’s Radio Times: Shall we dance? Inside the world of competitive ballroom dancing. When I got in the car the segment was already almost over, so I haven’t heard the whole thing yet.  Somebody listen […]

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