By Claire

I was looking for something science-related to post about today, and I came across this in my weekly “Science Alert” email (Therefore this counts as science…)

It turns out that Science Magazine sponsors a competition titled, “Dance your PhD“, where PhD students (or graduates) are invited to choreograph an interpretive dance that helps to explain your PhD topic!

Next time you’re asked what you’re studying, why not break out in to an interpretive dance?! It would save a lot of trouble in the long run…

But how to go about it? I’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments below.

If you’re interested in entering, you need to film your PhD interpretive dance and upload the video to All the rules can be found at this website. You have until the 1st October to get your entry in.

To get you started, here is the winner from last year…