Fun facts for teachers & students
1The’60s-era TV music shows Shindig! and Hullaballoo and the ’70s-era show Soul Train had one dance component in common. What was it?
a. Choreography by David Winters
b. A “spotlight dance” with that week’s featured couple
c. A dance-off among audience members
d. Performances by Toni Basil
2What does a dance arranger do?
a. Choreographs crowd scenes in opera, plays, and musicals
b. Writes out dance notation on musical scores
c. Creates a musical “dance break” within a score
d. Ensures that dancers are in their proper places backstage before curtain and during a show
a. “We Are All Nureyev”
b. “Free the Director”
c. “This Is the End”
d. “Run to Freedom”
a. He financed his company’s trip back to his native Jamaica by covertly charging the airfare and hotel bill to his father’s credit card.
b. He lived alone in a tent for four months in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to research how animals moved.
c. He lobbied Martha Graham to allow men—himself included—to dance her signature work, Lamentation, in the original costume.
d. He agreed to participate in a celebrity boxing match to finance his work with underprivileged students.
a. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
b. Around the World in 80 Days
d. Sunset Boulevard
a. The jitterbug
b. The mambo
c. The Lindy Hop
d. The shim sham
a. Christian Dior
b. Coco Chanel
d. Emilio Pucci
a. Kurt Froman
b. Julie Kent
c. Benjamin Millepied
d. Justin Peck