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Entries by Tonya Plank from 02/2008

What's With This Prime-Time Dance Craze?

| Posted 02.08.2008 | Entertainment

Why this mad craze with all the cable networks scrambling to get in on the action? Unique to the arts, dance is simultaneously high art and popular culture.

Women Don't Fare So Well on America's Best Dance Crew, Week Two

| Posted 02.15.2008 | Entertainment

I wanted to root for one team after behind-the-scenes footage showed a dancer crying when recounting how she felt she had started to "sell out" in order to please people.

Through Matlin's Presence on New Dancing With the Stars, Audiences May Learn New Ways of Hearing

| Posted 02.19.2008 | Entertainment

As usual, there's a pretty wide variety of celebrity contestants. Several already have dance training, giving them a bit of an edge, although this sometimes works against them as expectations tend to be higher.

Web & Club Dance Phenomena Reinvented on America's Best Dance Crew, Week 3

| Posted 02.22.2008 | Entertainment

This is a fun week for anyone who's tried to learn a dance popularized by the internet or in clubs.