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Breakdancing is more than just a dance

In Oslo, breakdancers come from all over the world. The community serves as an important arena for integration, according to a recent doctoral study.

Salsa nationalism lives in Cuba

Cuban nationalism amplified by patriotic salsa rhythms replaced Marxist ideology when the Soviet Union collapsed and the Russians went home.

What’s so great about Gangnam Style?

The most popular YouTube video ever is more than just a weird-looking Korean with a funny dance. In South Korea, Gangnam Style went from being poisonous satire to becoming a global pop hit that the locals are proud of.

Why Danes dance ’les Lanciers’

Danes are the only nation in the world to dance the ballroom dance ’les Lanciers’. Part of the explanation for its continued popularity can actually be traced to Beverly Hills 90210.