Work is keeping me busier than usual this week so this will be a brief post. I’ve decided to keep with the dance theme to let you know about an incredibly original idea I read about today. I’ve seen science being communicated in the form of text, diagrams, video and photography but this is a first. Dance your PhD is a contest that aims to get anyone with a science-related PhD, or studying to get one, to explain what their thesis is about through dance. (It definitely got me thinking about how I could dance a thesis on “Variability of Black-hole Accretion Discs: a theoretical study”!) The initiative is sponsored by Science and there’s even a money prize for the contestants who best describe the scientific content of their PhDs in dance form, while putting on a creative and artistic show. Unfortunately it is too late to take part in the 2010 competition but there’s always next year. In the mean time, think about it: how would you dance your PhD?