A New Dance Competition Show Is on the Way Thanks to Simon Cowell

Make room for a new dance show in your television lineup. King of the competition series Simon Cowell (he's behind hits like "The X Factor" and "America's Got Talent") is said to be working on a new project just for dance fans: "The Greatest Dancer." The Telegraph reports that Cowell's show is expected to replace "Strictly Come Dancing" (the UK version of "Dancing With The Stars"), and will feature dancers from every genre.


The catch? The Telegraph says that "The Greatest Dancer" will air on the UK's BBC One, but didn't note if it will make its way to BBC America. And, it's not expected to begin until next year (which gives us plenty of time to figure out how to watch it, I guess). The entire series will consist of eight one-hour episodes, and it will include a coaching panel of professionals.

Despite the long wait, auditions have already started, with Brit singer and TV personality Cheryl Cole rumored to be hosting. "The auditions for the pilot episode saw some of the most jaw dropping, heartfelt and moving auditions I've ever seen on a dance show," says Nigel Hall, global head of television for Syco (Cowell's broadcasting company).

While the format sounds similar to "So You Think You Can Dance" and even Jennifer Lopez's newer series "World of Dance," we're all for adding another dance-focused show to the mix. Plus, this will let us get a look at what the UK dance world is up to.

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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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July 2021