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  1. Which dance style means double step in Spanish?
  2. The tango originated in the 1880s in which country?
  3. Which type of dance turn is a spin on one foot, with the other foot raised and touching the knee of the supporting leg?
  4. Internationally, the Mariinsky Ballet continues to be known by its former name - what is it?
  5. Which dance has six predominant styles including Cotswold and Border?




  6. Which kind of dance with fast footwork and high lifts, popularized in the USA in the early 20th century, is associated with various types of swing dances such as the Lindy Hop, jive and East Coast Swing?
  7. Can you name the winner of the first series of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing in 2004?
  8. Who was Fred Astaire’s best-known dancing partner?
  9. Which fast-paced Spanish military march had a speed which allowed troops to give 120 steps per minute?
  10. Which waltz is the original form of the waltz and emerged in the second half of the 18th century?
  11. Which dance originated in 1914 and is a smooth, progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor?
  12. Which 1969 film starring Jane Fonda featured dancers desperate to win a Depression-era dance marathon?
  13. The Charleston was most popular in which decade of the 20th century?
  14. Which dance originating in Para, Brazil, became internationally popular in the 1980s?
  15. In 1934 which 15-year-old English ballerina made her first appearance, dancing as a Snowflake in The Nutcracker?
  16. Chubby Checker's 1960 cover version of a song gave birth to which dance craze?
  17. What dance means 'half-step' in Czech?
  18. Which dance do you associate with La Goulue, a French dancer who was a star of the Moulin Rouge?
  19. In classical ballet how many foot positions are there?
  20. Which saint is considered the patron saint of dancers, actors and comedians?
  21. Which dance originated as an interval performance act during the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest?
  22. Which solo dance is performed supposedly to cure through perspiration, the delirium and contortions attributed to a spider's bite?

Answers:

  1. Pasodoble
  2. Argentina
  3. Pirouette
  4. The Kirov Ballet
  5. Morris dancing
  6. Jitterbug
  7. Natasha Kaplinsky
  8. Ginger Rogers
  9. Pasadoble (the march gave rise to the traditional Spanish dance)
  10. The Viennese waltz
  11. Foxtrot
  12. They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
  13. 1920s
  14. Lambada
  15. Margot Fonteyn
  16. The twist
  17. Polka
  18. Can-can
  19. Five




  20. St Vitus
  21. Riverdance
  22. Tarantella