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What 1948 ballet movie inspired many a young girl to take ballet lessons?

Ans: THE RED SHOES

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Who was the Russian ballerina noted for dancing “The Dying Swan”?

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What dancer died when her long scarf got caught in an automobile tire?

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Who made fan dancing a work of artistic expression?

Who defected from the Kirov Ballet in 1961?

In what ballet move does a dancer extent the leg back 90 degrees?

Dance

  • Andalusian (Gypsy) dance Flamenco
  • Argentine (seductive) dance Tango
  • English-Irish dance Jig
  • Bohemian dance Polka
  • Brazilian dances Lambada and Samba
  • Cuban line dance Conga
  • Southern Louisiana dance music Zydeco
  • Polish national dance Mazurka
  • Spanish dance with one hand over head Bolero
  • Spanish dance with castanetsFandango
  • Italian danceTarantella
  • Tango relativeMambo
  • “Vulgar” French danceCan Can
  • Court dance of Louis XIVMinuet
  • 3/4 time Viennese danceWaltz
  • 1940s-50s jive danceJitterbug
  • Sailor’s danceHornpipe
  • Court dancePavan

Other Facts

  • Igor Stravinsky puppet ballet Petrushka
  • Stravinsky ballet that caused a riot at its premierRite of Spring
  • Stravinsky ballet of a magical birdFirebird
  • Peter Tchaikovsky Christmas balletThe Nutcracker
  • Other Tchaikovsky balletsSwan Lake, Sleeping Beauty
  • Russian ballet company, 1909-1929Ballet Russes
  • Ballet Russes directorSeirge Diaghilev
  • Ukrainian-born dancer, came to the U.S. in 1916Vaslav Nijinsky
  • Dying Swan ballerinaAnne Pavlova
  • Native American prima ballerinaMaria Tallchief
  • Noted fan dancerSally Rand
  • Moscow Square ballet theaterBolshoi
  • St. Petersburg ballet theaterKirov
  • Joffrey Ballet’s current homeChicago
  • British ballet theaterRoyal Ballet
  • George Balanchine established this theater in the U.SNew York City Ballet
  • Theater Baryshnikov directed from 1980-89American Ballet Theater
  • He defected from the Kirov Ballet in 1961Rudolph Nureyev
  • Defected from the Bolshoi Ballet in 1974RudMikhail Baryshnikov (Misha)
  • Ballerina who defected from Kirov Ballet, 1970Natalia Makarova
  • British ballerina known as Margot HookhamMargot Fonteyn
  • Classic 1948 ballet filmThe Red Shoes
  • West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof choreographerJerome Robbins
  • Rodeo and Oklahoma! choreographerAgnes de Mille
  • Appalachian Spring choreographerMartha Graham
  • Grand Hotel choreographerTommy Tune
  • Movie Hair choreographerTwyla Tharp
  • Singin’ in the Rain dancer and choreographerGene Kelly
  • Afternoon of a Faun choreographerVaslav Nijinsky
  • Chicago Ballet founderMaria Tallchief
  • American Dance Theater founderAlvin Ailey
  • Moscow School of Dance founderIsadora Duncan (died when her scarf got caught in an auto tire)
  • Native American ballerinas from OklahomaMaria and Marjorie Tallchief
  • Maria Tallchief’s husbandGeorge Balanchine
  • Vernon Castle’s ballroom dancing partnerIrene (Foote) Castle
  • Tap dancer who danced with Shirley TempleBill “Bojangles” Robinson
  • Black, St. Louis-born dancer who lived in FranceJosephine Baker
  • Famous fan dancerSally Rand
  • Famous burlesque stripperGypsy Rose Lee
  • Top Hat and The Gay Divorcee dancerFred Astaire
  • Fred Astaire’s sisterAdele Astaire
  • Dance Party hostArthur Murray
  • The Tap Dance Kid starSavion Glover
  • Denishawn Dance School foundersTed Shawn and Ruth St. Denis
  • Radio City Music Hall dancersRockettes
  • Number of classical ballet positionsFive
  • Ballet move bending at the kneePlié
  • Ballet move extending one leg 90 degree Arabesque
  • Ballet dance for twoPas de deux

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