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A party with poles, silks and a whole lot of strength

Morgan Briesmaster, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 10 2014 - 12:36pm

OGDEN -- Shay Voorhees enters the studio after a long day feeling defeated from juggling demands. But flying through the air or executing a difficult trick that has taken months or weeks to master helps relieve her stress."Simply put, it feels exhilarating to do pole fitness and dance," said Voorhees, a Kairos Fitness member. "Within a few minutes...

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Layton Irish dancers ready for World meet in Germany

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 9 2014 - 5:19pm

LAYTON -- They've gone from dancing on a farm to dancing on the world stage.Seven dancers from The Legacy Irish Dance Company in Layton will compete next week in Dusseldorf, Germany during the Irish Dance Association European and World Championships on April 19 and 21. Dancers from nine countries are expected to compete.

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What dance moves turn women on? Researchers say they know

Christoper Ingraham, The Washington Post
Mar 25 2014 - 8:20am

A group of evolutionary biologists looked at the science of bump and grind, and they say they figured out exactly which dance movements catch a woman's eye.Researchers at Northumbria University and the University of Gottingen wanted to know what women look for in a dance partner, since "dancing ability, particularly that of men, may serve as a...

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GALLERY: Polar plunge fundraising event at Willard Bay for Gigi's Playhouse

David Lindsay, 10, of Clinton, sits with his service dog, Honey, while the crowd watches a costume contest during a fundraising event to raise money to build a Gigi's Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center, for Northern Utah at Willard Bay on Friday, March 21, 2014. Events included dancing, best costume and a polar plunge into the bay. The event raised approximately 12,000 dollars. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

Briana Scroggins
Mar 22 2014 - 9:07am

Dancing, costumes and jumping into Willard Bay were all part of the events that helped raise approximately $12,000 to build a Gigi's Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center, for Northern Utah on Friday, March 21, 2014.

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VIDEO: Complexity of square dancing celebrated in Kaysville

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 11 2014 - 8:27pm

KAYSVILLE -- "It trains the mind to react in less than a second," is not a phrase the uninitiated would readily choose to describe the sport of square dancing. But Mark Livingston, a square-dance caller since 2005, said square dancing is much more complex than it may seem.

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Layton resident travels across U.S. on 'SYTYCD' tour

Dana Rimington, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Nov 18 2013 - 10:30pm

LAYTON -- Malece Miller, the 19-year-old Layton resident who competed during the summer on the FOX hit show "So You Think You Can Dance," found herself back in Utah on Friday at the Maverik Center in West Valley for a show featuring the show's top 14 dancers.

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A party with poles, silks and a whole lot of strength

Morgan Briesmaster, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 10 2014 - 12:36pm

OGDEN -- Shay Voorhees enters the studio after a long day feeling defeated from juggling demands. But flying through the air or executing a difficult trick that has taken months or weeks to master helps relieve her stress."Simply put, it feels exhilarating to do pole fitness and dance," said Voorhees, a Kairos Fitness member. "Within a few minutes...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 10 2014 - 5:36pm


Layton Irish dancers ready for World meet in Germany

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 9 2014 - 5:19pm

LAYTON -- They've gone from dancing on a farm to dancing on the world stage.Seven dancers from The Legacy Irish Dance Company in Layton will compete next week in Dusseldorf, Germany during the Irish Dance Association European and World Championships on April 19 and 21. Dancers from nine countries are expected to compete.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 10 2014 - 5:20pm


What dance moves turn women on? Researchers say they know

Christoper Ingraham, The Washington Post
Mar 25 2014 - 8:20am

A group of evolutionary biologists looked at the science of bump and grind, and they say they figured out exactly which dance movements catch a woman's eye.Researchers at Northumbria University and the University of Gottingen wanted to know what women look for in a dance partner, since "dancing ability, particularly that of men, may serve as a...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 25 2014 - 11:55am


GALLERY: Polar plunge fundraising event at Willard Bay for Gigi's Playhouse

David Lindsay, 10, of Clinton, sits with his service dog, Honey, while the crowd watches a costume contest during a fundraising event to raise money to build a Gigi's Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center, for Northern Utah at Willard Bay on Friday, March 21, 2014. Events included dancing, best costume and a polar plunge into the bay. The event raised approximately 12,000 dollars. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

Briana Scroggins
Mar 22 2014 - 9:07am

Dancing, costumes and jumping into Willard Bay were all part of the events that helped raise approximately $12,000 to build a Gigi's Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center, for Northern Utah on Friday, March 21, 2014.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 22 2014 - 9:07am

VIDEO: Complexity of square dancing celebrated in Kaysville

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 11 2014 - 8:27pm

KAYSVILLE -- "It trains the mind to react in less than a second," is not a phrase the uninitiated would readily choose to describe the sport of square dancing. But Mark Livingston, a square-dance caller since 2005, said square dancing is much more complex than it may seem.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 11 2014 - 8:27pm


VIDEO: Irish eyes smiling on dancing brothers, sisters

Dana Rimington, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Aug 30 2013 - 12:56am

FRUIT HEIGHTS -- As the first dancer from Utah to place in the top 10 at the World Irish Dancing Championships, seventh-grader Payton Womack, of Fruit Heights, was shocked that he was even competing at the event.Only a small percentage of American Irish dancers earn the privilege to compete in the world championship, which was held earlier this...

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GALLERY: Polar plunge fundraising event at Willard Bay for Gigi's Playhouse

David Lindsay, 10, of Clinton, sits with his service dog, Honey, while the crowd watches a costume contest during a fundraising event to raise money to build a Gigi's Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center, for Northern Utah at Willard Bay on Friday, March 21, 2014. Events included dancing, best costume and a polar plunge into the bay. The event raised approximately 12,000 dollars. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

Briana Scroggins
Mar 22 2014 - 9:07am

Dancing, costumes and jumping into Willard Bay were all part of the events that helped raise approximately $12,000 to build a Gigi's Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center, for Northern Utah on Friday, March 21, 2014.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 22 2014 - 9:07am


GALLERY: Polar plunge fundraising event at Willard Bay for Gigi's Playhouse

David Lindsay, 10, of Clinton, sits with his service dog, Honey, while the crowd watches a costume contest during a fundraising event to raise money to build a Gigi's Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center, for Northern Utah at Willard Bay on Friday, March 21, 2014. Events included dancing, best costume and a polar plunge into the bay. The event raised approximately 12,000 dollars. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

Briana Scroggins
Mar 22 2014 - 9:07am

Dancing, costumes and jumping into Willard Bay were all part of the events that helped raise approximately $12,000 to build a Gigi's Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center, for Northern Utah on Friday, March 21, 2014.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 22 2014 - 9:07am


VIDEO: Complexity of square dancing celebrated in Kaysville

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 11 2014 - 8:27pm

KAYSVILLE -- "It trains the mind to react in less than a second," is not a phrase the uninitiated would readily choose to describe the sport of square dancing. But Mark Livingston, a square-dance caller since 2005, said square dancing is much more complex than it may seem.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 11 2014 - 8:27pm


VIDEO: Irish eyes smiling on dancing brothers, sisters

Dana Rimington, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Aug 30 2013 - 12:56am

FRUIT HEIGHTS -- As the first dancer from Utah to place in the top 10 at the World Irish Dancing Championships, seventh-grader Payton Womack, of Fruit Heights, was shocked that he was even competing at the event.Only a small percentage of American Irish dancers earn the privilege to compete in the world championship, which was held earlier this...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Aug 30 2013 - 6:15am


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