German Students Win Ugly Dance World Cup

Four German high school students took first prize in the dance competition in Hamburg. "They convinced with epic ugliness, horrible appearance and their signature move: the Shy Dance," according to the competition's official website.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with a dance competition that would dismay Nigel Lithgow. It was the Ugly Dance World Cup. Four German high school students took first prize in the competition in Hamburg. The official website says, quote, "They convinced with epic ugliness, horrible appearance and their signature move: the Shy Dance." This competition was meant to encourage alternative dance styles. Its supporters say it's easy to dance nicely, but ugly dancing is an art.

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