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  1. MissAlyssa

    MissAlyssa New Member

    You think you know..but you have no idea :lol:
    See how many you can answer correctly..
    answers at http://library.thinkquest.org/J001618/trivia.html

    Dance Trivia Questions
    1. Pattern and rhythmic bodily movements usually performed to music that serves as a form of communication or expression.
    a.) fencing
    b.)Judo
    c.)dance
    d.)gymnastics
    2. A principal form of american folk dance, in which couples execute figures to the prompting of a caller.
    a.) square dance
    b.)tango
    c.)fox trot
    d.)charleston
    3. Recreational or ceremonial dance performed usually by members of the community to which the dance is traditional.
    a.)ballet
    b.)folk dance
    c.)kabuki
    d.)sarabande
    4. The art of composing dances.
    a.)Pantomime
    b.)Sculpture
    c.)Choreography
    d.)Animation
    5. A graceful couple dance in 3/4 time.
    a.)square dance
    b.)waltz
    c.)ballet
    d.)disco
    6. A style of American theatrical dance distinguished by percussive footwork.
    a.)tap dance
    b.)gavotte
    c.)flamenco
    d.)square dance
    7. American dramatic ballerina who has been called the Duse of dance after the Italian actor Eleonora Duse.
    a.)Kaye, Nora
    b.)Fonteyn, Dame Margot
    c.)Dunham, Katherine
    d.)Makarova, Natalia Romanovna
    8. An anonymous song and street dance popular during the reign of terror of the French revolution.
    a.)cancan
    b.)jota
    c.)gavotte
    d.)Carmagnol
    9. This British musician awakened modern interest in English folk song and dance.
    a.)Mussorgsky, modest Petrovich
    b.)Foster, Stephen Sollins
    c.)Copland, Aaron
    d.)Sharp, Cecil James
     
  2. DanceMentor

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  3. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    Here is a copy of the big band quiz:
    Question 1: The Nicholaus Brothers were:
    Band Leaders
    crooners
    tap dancers
    trumpet players

    Question 2: Who was not married to Frank Sinatra?
    Barbara Marx
    Ava Gardner
    Nancy Barbato
    Lauren Bacall

    Question 3: Count Basie's first name is:
    William
    Dothan
    Benjamin
    Donavan

    Question 4: George Gershwin's brothers' names were:
    Arthur and Ira
    Phillip and James
    Hugh and Ira
    James and Robert

    Question 5: In the eighteenth century the term "boogie woogie" meant:
    work at a fast pace
    walk like a dog
    noise a monster makes
    socially transmitted disease

    Question 6: What instrument did Lester Young play?
    Trumpet
    Trombone
    Drums
    Saxaphone

    Question 7: Which of these was not a club on 52nd street
    The Onyx
    Kelly's Stable
    Three Aces
    Jimmy Ryan's

    Question 8: What state is Fred Astaire from?
    Michigan
    Nebraska
    New York
    Kansas

    Question 9: The Cotton Club in Harlem was designed to look like a _______.
    plantation
    circus
    vaudevilleshow
    French Chateau

    Question 10: Which branch of the armed forces did Glenn Miller serve in?
    Air Force
    Navy
    Marines
    Army
     
  4. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    ...and here is the Tango Quiz:
    Question 1: Pista
    an angry attitude
    an embellishment my the lady
    a shawl
    the dance floor

    Question 2: Parada
    A large group of dancers in formation
    the first pattern danced, which is then embellished throughout the song
    to change direction
    To move and stop a partner's foot by pushing their foot with your own

    Question 3: Sentada
    a hooking action
    a slow rhythm
    a sitting action
    a type of tango walk

    Question 4: Cruzada
    a smooth, gliding walk
    an abrubt change in tempo
    crossing one foot in front or in back of the other
    wrapping the leg around your partner

    Question 5: Pasos
    passing another couple
    steps
    the dance floor
    a change of partners

    Question 6: Derecho
    Right
    Left
    Sraight
    Backwards

    Question 7: Gancho
    a male dancer
    a strong leader
    to trace back over previous steps
    a hooking action with the leg

    Question 8: Dibujo
    the dance frame
    drawing circles or patterns on the floor
    the man hooks one leg behind the other and spins
    a sweeping motion; one partner weeps the other's foot

    Question 9: Guiar
    to guide or lead
    a transition in the music
    to balance and turn slowly on one foot
    to ask (a person to dance)

    Question 10: Caminar
    to walk
    to drag the foot
    to hook the leg
    to finish or complete
     

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