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Dance Films of the '90s Quiz
by Staff
The '90s might not have been as much of a gold mine for dance movies as the '80s were, but there were still some classics — and classic duds. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of '90s dance flicks.

What's the titular "Forbidden Dance" in the 1990 dance flick?

  • the Macarena
  • the tango
  • the lambada

What's one of the claims to fame of "The Forbidden Dance"?

  • It really was forbidden in some places.
  • It has the lowest score on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • It was one of the most quickly produced movies ever.

What's one of the claims to fame of the film's star, Laura Harring?

  • Her mother was the first female president of Belize.
  • She was the first Latina Miss USA.
  • She later became a Swedish princess.

Who is the star of the 1998 movie "Dance With Me"?

  • Vanessa L. Williams
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Paula Abdul

What is Vanessa L. Williams' claim to fame?

  • She was the first African-American woman to be nominated for a best director Oscar.
  • She's the highest-earning African-American actress.
  • She was the first African-American Miss America.

This country singer co-starred in "Dance With Me" as the owner of the dance studio.

  • Kenny Rogers
  • Kris Kristofferson
  • Johnny Cash

In "Lambada" what's the day job of Kevin, who dances the lambada at night in a Los Angeles warehouse?

  • teacher
  • accountant
  • janitor

This British dance movie was an unexpected hit in 1997.

  • "Billy Elliot"
  • "The Full Monty"
  • "Strictly Ballroom"

What kind of dancing was featured in "The Full Monty"?

  • ballet
  • tap
  • striptease

So why are these middle-aged men stripping?

  • They need the money.
  • They're former bodybuilders.
  • They're dared to.

The "Full Monty" group does their big number to this song.

  • "You Can Leave Your Hat On"
  • "Hot Stuff"
  • "It's Raining Men"

Baz Luhrmann, the director of "Strictly Ballroom" (1992), directed this dance flick about 10 years later.

  • "Moulin Rouge!"
  • "Take the Lead"
  • "Center Stage"

Where does "Strictly Ballroom" take place?

  • Ireland
  • Canada
  • Australia

Which future Oscar winner starred in the 1993 movie "Swing Kids"?

  • Jared Leto
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Christian Bale

Where does "Swing Kids" take place?

  • Germany
  • United States
  • England

This 1995 dance movie, generally regarded as one of the worst films ever, became a cult classic on home video.

  • "Showgirls"
  • "Striptease"
  • "Honeymoon in Vegas"

What's the name of the main character in "Showgirls," played by Elizabeth Berkley?

  • Sari Taylor
  • Nomi Malone
  • Dorie Rayburn

Who plays Nomi's rival, Cristal, in "Showgirls"?

  • Cindy Crawford
  • Demi Moore
  • Gina Gershon

Who's the male lead in "Shall We Dance"?

  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Richard Gere
  • Robert Redford

Susan Sarandon plays Clark's suspicious wife, and Jennifer Lopez is his new dance teacher. With whom does Clark end up?

  • Lopez
  • Sarandon

What type of dancing is showcased in "Shall We Dance"?

  • ballroom
  • flamenco
  • samba

Roger Ebert said this 1990 movie was "wall-to-wall with exuberant song and dance."

  • "Can't Hardly Wait"
  • "She's All That"
  • "House Party"

Kid 'n Play got the leads in "House Party" when these rappers turned it down.

  • DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
  • Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock
  • MCA and Ad-Rock

How many sequels did "House Party" spawn?

  • one
  • two
  • three

Musical comedy "Stepping Out" (1991) stars this dance legend.

  • Liza Minnelli
  • Gene Kelly
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov

In "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," the main characters' climactic dance is set to this song.

  • "Time After Time"
  • "99 Red Balloons"
  • "Crazy for You"

What's the signature song of the head-bobbing Butabi brothers in "A Night at the Roxbury"?

  • "Another Night"
  • "Pump Up the Jam"
  • "What Is Love"

In "Pulp Fiction," Mia and Vincent win this type of dance contest.

  • limbo
  • Twist
  • lambada

In "She's All That" the prom dance-off takes place to this Fatboy Slim song.

  • "The Rockafeller Skank"
  • "Praise You"
  • "Right Here, Right Now"

This child star is the Nutcracker in the 1993 film.

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Haley Joel Osment
  • Macaulay Culkin