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Proof That You Can Be A Wildly Talented Dancer At Any Size

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 7, 2014

The Huffington Post  | by  Emma Gray

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbcoh5hre74

Think the ability to dance your a** off like a pro has anything to do with size? Think again.

Blogger and radio producer Whitney Thore started dancing when she was just four years old, and was teaching at Greensboro Dance Theatre by age 16. But she stopped dancing in college after she started experiencing inexplicable weight gain.

“Unable to face my reflection, I failed out of dance class my first semester,” Thore told The Huffington Post in an email. “By the time I had graduated college, been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, moved to Korea, and gained 200 pounds, I was finally able to dance socially, at a club or party, but never dreamed I would take a class or perform publicly ever again.”

But when Jared Pike, one of the hosts of the morning radio show Thore produces suggested that she make a “Fat Girl Dancing” video series, she agreed. In a recent interview, Thore told Daily Venus Diva that the title is part of an intentional choice toreclaim and embrace the word “fat.” Read the rest of this entry »

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