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Ballroom Dancing Quiz

You may love to lead your partner onto the dance floor for a waltz or sultry tango, but how much do you actually know about Ballroom?

By Rain Francis.

Where did the samba originate?

a) Chile

b) Brazil

c) Paris

d) Cuba

Which dance takes its inspiration from the spectacle of bullfighting?

a) Rumba

b) Mambo

c) Paso Doble

d) All of the above

Which is considered to be the oldest of the ballroom dances?

a) Viennese Waltz

b) Bolero

c) Samba

d) Tango

In what year was the foxtrot first danced?

a) 1901

b) 1914

c) 1929

d) 1943

In which movie would you find the characters Scott Hastings, Shirley Hastings, Fran and Barry Fyfe?

a) Tango

b) Shall We Dance?

c) Last Tango in Paris

d) Strictly Ballroom

Which of the following does not have its roots in Cuba?

a) Salsa

b) Tango

c) Cha-cha

d) Rumba

True or false: Jive is derived from the jitterbug.

In Dancesport, east coast swing, bolero and mambo are all types of what?

a) American Smooth

b) American Rhythm

c) International Latin

d) All of the above

True or false: Dancesport has been confirmed for inclusion in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.

Dancing With the Stars has been a popular TV show in many countries worldwide. Which country first aired the show on which the format is based?

a) United Kingdom

b) United States

c) Australia

d) Russia

Answers: 1 – b; 2 – c; 3 – a; 4 – b; 5 – d; 6 – b; 7 – true; 8 – b; 9 – false; 10 – a

Photo: Chehon Wespi-Tschopp and Anya Garis perform an Argentine Tango routine choreographed by Miriam Larici & Leonardo Barrionuevo on Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance USA. ©2012 FOX Broadcasting Co. Photo by Mike Yarish.

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