Science of Good Dancing

Evolutionary psychologist Nick Neave filmed men dancing, converted the videos into dancing avatars and asked women to rate the avatars’ dancing ability. The researchers found that the highly-rated male dancers had some moves in common. (Some advice: Shake that right knee.) Tracy Inman, co-director of The Ailey School, has trained thousands of dancers and responds to the findings.

Originally published September 10, 2010

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Flora Lichtman is host of The Adaptors podcast and former SciFri multimedia producer in New York, New York.