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



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


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


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?


  • 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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