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written by: silverqueen
This quiz is about famous dancers: Biblical dancers and street dancers, real life dancers and 'reel' life dancers, and dancers found in songs. So, 'one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, now let's go, cats, go!

Question 1:

Although in western culture she is known for the Dance of the Seven Veils, the Bible only says she danced for Herod. Her dancing pleased Herod so much that he promised her anything she wanted. What famous dancer asked for the head of John the Baptist?

Question 2:

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On his screen test the verdict was 'Can't sing. Can't act. Balding. Can dance a little'. Of his partner it was written she could do anything that he could do except she did it 'backwards and in heels'. This couple is so famous that they are still coupled by their first names. What are the first names of the two dancers about whom Katherine Hepburn said, 'She gives him sex. He gives her class'?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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Question 3:

Considered by many to be one of the greatest American dancers, this Kirov Ballet dancer defected while touring in Canada in 1974. He became the Principle Dancer for the American Ballet Theatre. Which dancer played Carrie Bradshaw's Russian boyfriend in Sex in the City?
Alexander Gudunov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Rudolf Nureyev

Question 4:

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This movie opens with a shot of Tony Manero as the BeeGees sing 'Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk, I'm a woman's man'. What movie brought disco and white leisure suits to middle America?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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Question 5:

'Blue jean baby, LA lady, seamstress for the band' is the beginning line in this Elton John song. Who is the 'Ballerina, you must have seen dancing in the sand'?
Billie Jean
Dancing Queen
Tiny Dancer

Question 6:

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This dancer/actor was # 15 on the American Film Institutes's list of Greatest Legends. What dancing legend could partner: a mop, a lamppost, even Tom and Jerry of cartoon fame?
Donald O'Conner
Fred Astaire
Gene Kelly
Veron Castle

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Question 7:

Michael Jackson brought down the house when he debuted this dance move on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever. What is the name of the dance step he first performed during his hit song 'Billie Jean'?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 8:

This American woman is often called the 'Mother of Modern Dance'. She was a hit in Europe but many Americans disapproved of her life style and politics. Whose last words were reported to be 'Goodbye my friends, I am off to glory.'
Ruth St. Denis
Ruth Page
Isadora Duncan
Twyla Tharp

Question 9:

What is the name of the dancer described in the following lyrics?
'He would dance for you
in worn out shoes
with silver hair, a ragged shirt, and baggy pants
the old soft shoe
He jumped so high, jumped so high
Then he lightly touched down.'
Mr. Greenjeans
Mr Butterbeans
Mr Wiggle
Mr. Bojangles

Question 10:

She was the prima ballerina for the New York City Ballet from 1947 to 1960. She was married to George Balanchine, one of the greatest ballet choreographers of the 20th century, who wrote some of his most famous works for her. What famous ballerina danced Balanchine's The Firebird and originated the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in Balanchine's 'The Nutcracker'?
Suzzane Farrell
Marie Tallchief
Agnes de Millie
Heather Watts

Question 11:

She came out strutting wearing only a button and a bow. But it was the grand finale that got the audience every time. She 'did a triple somersault and when she hit the ground, she winked at the audience and then she turned around'. Who had a tattoo of a cowboy pictured on her spine that said 'Phoenix, Arizona 1949'?
Sally Rand
Little Egypt
Little Miss Firecracker
Gypsy Rose Lee

Question 12:

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He made his Broadway debut at the age of 10 in 'The Tap Dance Kid'. He starred in the Broadway musical 'Bring in da' Noise/Bring in da' Funk'. Who was the motion capture dancer who gave Mumbles his 'Happy Feet'?
Henry LeTang
Savion Glover
Carlos Thomas

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