Valerie Harper – RIP

Today we remember American actress and dancer Valerie Harper. Harper began her career at Carnegie Hall as a dance student at Ballet Arts—she is pictured here dancing during a rally to save Carnegie Hall from proposed demolition in 1955.

– Carnegie Hall, via Twitter

Scientists: Snowball the cockatoo has 14 distinct dance moves

A sulphur-crested cockatoo named Snowball garnered YouTube fame and headlines a decade ago for his uncanny ability to dance to the beat of the Backstreet Boys. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology are back with evidence that Snowball is not limited in his dance moves. Despite a lack of dance training, videos show, Snowball responds to music with diverse and spontaneous movements using various parts of his body