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Jean B.H., French physician, 1797-1832. See: Dance sign.


Involuntary movements related to brain damage.

dance/movement therapy

(in psychology), a movement-based therapeutic technique that aids in release of expressions or feelings and aids in promoting feeling and awareness. It is an intimate and powerful medium for therapy because it is a direct expression of the mind and body.


A gene on chromosome 14q32.1 that encodes a secreted, extracellular matrix protein containing an Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) motif and calcium-binding EGF-like domains, which promotes adhesion of endothelial cells by interaction of integrins and the RGD motif. The FBLN5 protein produced is expressed in intimal vascular smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells during vascular development, and in remodeling during atherosclerosis and after balloon-catheter-induced injury.

Molecular pathology
FBLN5 mutations cause cutis laxa type I and age-related macular degeneration type 3.


Rhythmic or patterned movement, particularly involuntary movements due to a disorder involving the central nervous system.

Patient discussion about dance

Q. arthritis and dancing

A. If you are suffering from acute arthritis it is better to let the joint rest and not do any physical activity, or at least take it easy and do gradual activity, because too much stress on the joint might slow the healing process of the inflammed joint.

Q. Will dancing help to loose my body weight? Hi guys, I am planning to reduce my body weight. Will dancing help to loose my body weight?

A. no doubt!
dancing is a great aerobic exercise. it works on so many groups of muscles and on the cardiopulmonary system. and it has another great virtue- it is a sport you enjoy and it's easy to get in a routine of exercises when you go dancing in a group.

Q. My son displays behavior such as hooting, screeching, flapping arms, "chicken" dancing, rocking... Hi members, please help me to choose the right way. My son displays behavior such as hooting, screeching, flapping arms, "chicken" dancing, rocking, bouncing, jumping, limited repetitive play skills, low self esteem, difficulty commencing and occasionally sustaining adult directed tasks, difficulty maintaining relationships with adults and peers, he becomes easily frustrated and will become physically and verbally aggressive, can overreact to being touched, easily distracted by noise, short attention span, likes routine and finds it difficult to change task, difficulty listening, and difficulty following verbal instructions. He is like this at home and school. I have been told by the local NHS group that he is not autistic because of his parent’s separation and divorce in his early life and he does not present these behaviors as a "pervasive feature". Instead they suggest he needs a hearing check and he has "neuro developmental immaturities". What is your opinion? Should I get a second opinion?

A. if you ask me - they could be right. anyway i would be careful from over-the-net-diagnosis. their specialist saw the child and examined his behavior, he probably know what he is doing. and even if you are not sure- get a second opinion. can't hurt can it?

More discussions about dance
References in classic literature ?
From John Peel she passed to Bach, who was at this time the subject of her intense enthusiasm, and one by one some of the younger dancers came in from the garden and sat upon the deserted gilt chairs round the piano, the room being now so clear that they turned out the lights.
I have always heard that nothing comes up to dancing if one is a good dancer," said Mrs.
With the Canadian invasion of Cirque du Soleil and Celine Dion, more and more dancers are placing their bets on Las Vegas with the hopes of big money, glamour, and a lifestyle that may be what every dancer dreams of--stability.
Did you know there are dance companies that pride themselves on presenting complex, choreographed works that focus on skill and artistry--although some of their dancers don't have full use of their bodies?
Hernando Cortez's charity group, Dancers Responding to AIDS, keeps vaulting for a good cause after nine years
More than 300 dancers auditioned in late February for the awards show, one of the most prestigious dancing gigs in Los Angeles.
PC-Based Dance Game Offers Features, Strategies Not Found in Secular Products; Dancers Perform to Top Contemporary Christian Hit Music
Warm September light floods Studio A at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in Manhattan as an elite group of invited dancers shuffles to attention at the barre.
A onetime Martha Graham dancer who would later offend his former boss by hiding his dancers' faces under shrouds, Taylor would draw his inspiration instead from such modernist painters as Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg.
She founded the Broadway Theatre Dance Project, a summer program far aspiring dancers, and teaches master classes all over the U.
The dancers in this Tel Aviv-based company perform with an exploratory feeling that gives them a quality of vulnerability.
Their dancers often work with major contemporary choreographers in addition to performing classic works.