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Watch Taylor Swift Dance with Idris Elba in This Behind-the-Scenes "CATS" Footage

Jellicle obsessives, rejoice: There's a new video out that offers a (surprisingly substantive) look at the dancing that went down on the set of the new CATS movie.


It's truly got everything. Francesca Hayward giving all kinds of gorgeous legs! Andy Blankenbuehler making several very intense faces! Les Twins being superhuman! Judi Dench giggling with Ian McKellen! Kolton Krouse doing a back handspring into a full layout! Tom Hooper earnestly discussing "digital fur technology"! Taylor Swift shoulder-rolling! Taylor Swift swing dancing (??) with Idris Elba! Taylor Swift fully making cat claws and meowing!

CATS won't hit theaters until December 20, but the first official trailer drops tomorrow. Here's hoping it includes lots more dancing—and a look at that digital fur technology.

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Topical Pain Relievers Are the Next Item on Your Dancer Self-Care Supply List

With the stressors of the pandemic still lingering more than one year later, self-care is, rightfully, a priority for everyone right now. But dancers have always known the importance of keeping their bodies and minds as healthy as possible. After all, your body is your instrument, and as we make our long-awaited returns to the studio and stage, finding self-care strategies that work for you will be crucial to getting back up to speed—mentally and physically—with your rigorous performing and training schedule.

Dancers have a myriad of options to choose from when it comes to treating minor ailments like soreness, swelling and bruising. One that's quickly gaining popularity are topical pain relievers, which provide targeted, temporary relief of minor pain. These days, there's more than just your tried-and-true Tiger Balm on the shelves. From CBD lotions to warming gels and patches, finding the product that's right for you can be as difficult as finding the perfect Rockette-red shade of lipstick…but even more beneficial to your dance career.

Read on for our breakdown of some of the most common ingredients to look out for in the topical pain relief aisle.

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