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The Dance Films of the '80s Quiz
by Staff
The '80s could be called the glory days of dance movies. "Footloose," "Flashdance," "Dirty Dancing" … what more could you ask for? This quiz will test your knowledge of the slick moves and plot twists of '80s dance movies.

Who's the main character in "Footloose"?

  • Ren McCormack
  • Steve Holt
  • Brock Stanwell

What's the name of the small town where Ren moves with his family in "Footloose"?

  • Meers
  • Geary
  • Bomont

Who plays Ariel's strict preacher father in "Footloose"?

  • Martin Sheen
  • James Caan
  • John Lithgow

Who performs the "Footloose" theme song?

  • Kenny Loggins
  • Tom Petty
  • Steve Miller

What's Baby's real name in "Dirty Dancing"?

  • Anne
  • Frances
  • Miriam

What's the name of the resort where Baby and her family stay in "Dirty Dancing"?

  • Kellerman's
  • Wilderman's
  • Pressman's

What's the opening song in "Dirty Dancing"?

  • "Hey Baby"
  • "Be My Baby"
  • "Where Are You Tonight?"

This song, which hit No. 1 in 1961, plays in "Dirty Dancing" as Baby and Johnny practice in the woods.

  • "Wipe Out"
  • "Love Is Strange"
  • "Hey Baby"

Which rapper made his film debut in the 1984 film "Breakin'"?

  • Ice Cube
  • Ice-T
  • Eazy-E

Kelly is the main female character in "Breakin'." What is Kelly's break-dancing name?

  • Special K
  • K-Popp
  • Krazy K

The two main break-dancers in "Breakin'" are Ozone and ______.

  • Psycho
  • Carbo
  • Turbo

What's the name of Ozone and Turbo's rival dance gang in "Breakin'"?

  • Electro Rock
  • Justice Crew
  • Toxic Twist

Just nine months after the original "Breakin'" was released, "Breakin' 2" came out. What is its subtitle?

  • "Dancing Shoes"
  • "Electric Boogaloo"
  • "Rock With the Crew"

Who's the main character in "Flashdance"?

  • Chris Martin
  • Alex Owens
  • Debbie Grant

What's Alex's day job?

  • welder
  • firefighter
  • carpenter

What's Alex's night job?

  • dance teacher
  • convenience store cashier
  • exotic dancer

What's Alex's dream job?

  • fashion designer
  • ballerina
  • actress

Irene Cara performed the theme song to "Fame" and also starred in it. Which role did she play?

  • Coco
  • Leslie
  • Doris

Which "Fame" character won a spot in the school even though he didn't officially audition?

  • Wilson
  • Leroy
  • Dan

What was Leroy's secret?

  • He couldn't read.
  • His dad was in jail.
  • He was gay.

What was the name of the "Fame" school?

  • High School of Dance and the Arts
  • Manhattan School of the Arts
  • New York School of Performing Arts

What's the 1985 dance movie that stars Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines?

  • "Blue Angels"
  • "Red Dawn"
  • "White Nights"

Two big songs came out of "White Nights." One was this hit by Lionel Richie.

  • "All Night Long"
  • "Say You, Say Me"
  • "Dancing on the Ceiling"

The other song that came out of "White Nights" was "Separate Lives," a duet by Marilyn Martin and this major '80s pop star.

  • Phil Collins
  • Bryan Adams
  • George Michael

Where does the climactic dance performance in "White Nights" take place?

  • Siberia
  • St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Moscow

What's the "Saturday Night Fever" sequel that came out in 1983?

  • "Staying Alive"
  • "Take Five"
  • "Night Fever"

Which actress performs in "Staying Alive," "Flashdance" and "Dirty Dancing"?

  • Cynthia Rhodes
  • Jennifer Grey
  • Julie Bovasso

Who wrote and directed "Staying Alive"?

  • John Travolta
  • Robert Zemeckis
  • Sylvester Stallone

In "Staying Alive," what's the name of the Broadway show Tony stars in?

  • "Satan's Alley"
  • "Devil's Due"
  • "Lucifer's Payback"

This 1989 movie paid homage to a classic Southern dance.

  • "Shag"
  • "Twist"
  • "Limbo"